Art in the Image’s Community Mural Project with Our Students

Art in the Image’s Community Mural Project with Our Students! The following post is from an artist and close friend of RATL, Darci Jaret, who worked with the students in the afterschool center a few weeks ago to create art for our afterschool space! Our students worked with Darci to paint a large-scale mural that [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|RATL|0 Comments

Ghetto Tourism 3

Ghetto Tourism Over the years, I have seen my fair share of “Ghetto Tourism.” These good willing suburbanites arrive to the inner-city in their church vans or SUVs to give out food, blankets, or water bottles, then drive back to their “bubble” after a quick stop by the Varsity. It’s more of a sightseeing trip [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|RATL|0 Comments

Agents of Change

Agents of Change: Thursday February 23rd was a day where the world shined a light on slavery. In 2013 a movement came about to raise awareness that 27 million people are still trapped in modern day slavery. When the movement first gained momentum, everyone began drawing a red X on their hand. It seemed like [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|RATL|0 Comments

Little Moments

Little Moments I am not responsible for missed calls between the hours of 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM each day. I affectionately refer to this block of time as “the witching hour”. RATL’s After School program takes place during this time each afternoon and it is both the feature and the fatigue of my day. [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|RATL|0 Comments

New Computer Lab!

Last week at RATL we had the pleasure of dedicating a new addition to our after-school center, a computer lab! The computer lab was made possible by a grant from the Waffle House Foundation and was installed by students from Georgia Tech. It is already in constant use by the students, offering them access to [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Events, Photo Gallery|0 Comments

2015 GALA

Restoration ATL’s 2015 Gala was a wonderful success. Thank you for participating, for praying, for giving and for supporting RATL. You are a blessing! [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|Events, Photo Gallery|0 Comments

Lessons in Nature by Guest Blogger Meredith Rogers

One of my favorite things to do is to sit and enjoy nature because it simultaneously gives me energy and peace, and I love to just sit in awe of God’s creation. On a recent trip out west, I had ample opportunity to experience the awe of nature. The more I was outside the more [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|RATL|0 Comments


Many start strong but few finish with the same intensity. How many of us have been reminded by parents, teachers, and coaches? “It’s not how you start. It’s how you finish.” I remember my first day as a student at Young Harris College. I sat in the main campus auditorium with several hundred other new [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|RATL|0 Comments


To reset is to reorganize, rearrange, or retune your life plan. After realizing your current circumstances are not what you desire, resetting is the skill that makes necessary changes happen. It’s a life-skill worth learning and practicing! Who among us has not needed to reset at some point? Making a poor decision will cause you [...]

By | July 12th, 2016|RATL|0 Comments

Patience Is A Virtue

Patience is a virtue. Sounds good and makes sense, but difficult to execute. Don’t you agree? And who really wants to be more patient anyway? I remember early on my faith journey being advised to not ask God for more patience. I was told this was one of the prayers God always seemed to answer [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|RATL|0 Comments