Discovery is an engaging Saturday morning enrichment program which offers STEAM, SEL, Fitness, and Health activities to metro Atlanta’s K-5 youth. Discovery is Hands On Atlanta’s longest running program and offers community volunteers a meaningful and interactive service experience.

Hands On Atlanta partners with over 10 Title 1 elementary schools, serving nearly 1,000 students a school year. The program operates, on average, two Saturdays a month September-May. In addition to fun and educational activities, all students receive breakfast and take-home snacks at each Discovery session.





Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math

Students participate in activities teaching concepts including robotics, coding, and science experiments.

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Social Emotional Learning

Students learn to identify their emotions, respect and care for others, show initiative in taking responsibility, cultivate strong relationships, and respond to adverse situations. 



Students learn through interactive activities how they can make choices that promote a healthy and active lifestyle, including nutrition lessons and fitness games. Students also receive a healthy breakfast and take-home snacks while attending Discovery.


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Discovery is supported by over 500 community volunteers every year. Volunteers interact with students in a fun and structured environment, helping them gain new skills and visualize brighter futures. Whether you want to volunteer once or prefer to take on a reoccurring leadership position, we’d love to have you join us at an upcoming Discovery session. Check out our volunteer opportunity calendar to find a school and date that works with your schedule. Sessions run from late September through early May.




Support one of our most popular and impactful programs with a corporate sponsorship or individual donation! Any size contribution will help, from financial to in-kind support the program thrives off of community involvement.

Do you have a group or organization that wants to “adopt” one of our Discovery sites? This is an opportunity to form relationships with students and be a part of their Saturday enrichment experience for a full school year. Your group would commit 8+ volunteers serving 10-12 Saturday’s for the 2019-2020 school year.


To learn more about serving with Discovery, reach out to:

Candice White, Discovery Program Manager

p: 404.979.2800 e: cwhite@handsonatlanta.org