Atlanta Public Schools Partnership
Since 2017, Atlanta Track Club has been proud to support Atlanta Public School's (APS) cross country and track and field programs. The partnership is driven by initiatives that improve athlete performance, generate excitement and build community among 13 APS high schools and 19 APS middle schools. Through these efforts, Atlanta Track Club aims to empower the district with the tools and knowledge necessary to motivate, inspire and engage the next generation for long-term success.
Department of Juvenile Justice Partnership
Atlanta Track Club's partnership with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) supports the agency through initiatives aimed at increasing the time allotted to youth for physical recreation, empowering youth to become more physically active in any setting and preparing youth for successful integration into sports programs upon release.
Donate to Atlanta Track Club
Please consider donating to Atlanta Track Club. Donations allow us to continue working with the cross country and track and field coaches at Atlanta Public Schools. They also will help us keep our commitment to providing the necessary resources to our Kilometer Kids program.
APS Partnership Progress
Since 2017 Atlanta Track Club has supported APS through the following initiatives
More than $50,000 of support provided to APS for equipment, meet entry fees, coaches' professional development opportunities, and more
16 APS exclusive coaches clinics
Atlanta Track Club Elite Team members and college athletes have engaged in 26 development sessions with APS student-athletes
4-5 annual APS cross country meets hosted with timing, announcing, awards and more
Student-athletes and coaches recognized for their achievements through increased media coverage
DJJ Partnership Progress
Atlanta Track Club supports the Department of Juvenile Justice through the following initiatives:
- 300 hundred Strength Team training documents distributed to youth (download here)
- Ongoing bi-weekly video call training sessions with youth
"The partnership between Atlanta Public Schools and the Atlanta Track Club has been a real blessing for our athletes and for me as a coach. Our athletes have been inspired by the professional and collegiate runners they have met, they love the atmosphere at meets facilitated by the Track Club, and I am grateful for the coaching development I have received, including USATF certification. I hope to see the partnership continue to grow over the coming years."
- Jerry Kosoff - KIPP Atlanta Collegiate Head Track & Field and Cross Country Coach
"We had a fantastic cross country season thanks to Atlanta Track Club. They have brought a new level of competition and athleticism to APS! We greatly enjoyed the weekly enthusiasm and positivity!"
- Valerie Davis, B.E.S.T. Academy Head Cross County Coach
"Atlanta Track Club provided our school with the means to create a cross country program for our middle school. Practicing and competing with the team has been the highlight of the year for myself as well as our kids."
- Thomas Pearson, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Head Cross Country Coach
APS' Journey to Multiple Cross Country State Meet Podiums
Athletes Primed to Add to 70 Year APS XC Championships
Jackson Sexton of Henry W. Grady High School: APS Track & Field Series
Grady High School Dominates APS Cross Country City Championships
4 x 100m Relay Team of KIPP Atlanta Collegiate: APS Track & Field Series
Brian Bird of North Atlanta: APS Track & Field Series
APS' Best Set for City Championships
Midtown, Maynard Jackson Win APS Team Titles