Mount Vernon Presbyterian School has been selected into Ashoka’s Changemaker Schools Network, joining 59 innovative schools across the country. The school, the only one in Georgia to date, was chosen for equipping students with the vital skills necessary to address the needs of the community through empathy, teamwork, problem-solving and leadership.

Bo Adams, chief learning and innovation officer at Mount Vernon, said, “If school is supposed to prepare kids for real life, then why doesn’t school look more like real life? For more than a decade, this central question has guided my research and professional practice as an educational leader.

“Through design thinking and real-world context and problem solving, we are striving to nurture engaged citizen leaders and people that give, rather than get or take, for their education.”