Why We Do What We Do...

Sandy Springs has high achieving students and award winning public schools. However, almost 60% of our public school students are economically disadvantaged.

Poor children are 7 times more likely to drop out of school than their wealthy counterparts. Last year, over 140 Sandy Springs seniors (20%) did not graduate high school.

Putting the world
within their reach.
Expanding the Educational Horizons of Our Diverse Students for a Diverse World!

Our Programs

Imagine how much more our schools and our students could accomplish if every child had the resources to overcome obstacles and reach their potential? SSEF provides collaborative programs to bridge the gap between student needs and academic achievement. You can help!

Our Programs

SSEF implements programs with a "whole student" focus: providing each individual with the opportunity to explore and develop new skills and interests that enriches daily life and supports future achievement and success.

Make A Donation


Contribute to SSEF's ongoing programs, events and efforts.

You can make a difference in a student's life.

To inspire and support all Sandy Springs public school students to graduate and pursue productive lives beyond high school by providing educational and enrichment programs through community collaboratives.


Learn how you can start an Education Force in your community!

From STEM to STE(A)M!

SSEF’s 2016 STEM Showcase has expanded to encompass the ARTS! Come experience how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) influence and are transformed by the Arts through creativity and innovation!

learn more  2016-2017 projects  fund a project

You can make a difference
in a student’s life.
Support SSEF Programs!