The Education Center was created to address the complex educational needs of our DeKalb County, Georgia residents that have academic deficits unaddressed in the traditional model of education that require supplementary support; paying particular attention to culturally response pedagogy in teaching and learning. Positive Growth Education Center provides educational opportunities to motivate, educate and challenge students to achieve their highest potential. Our center offers programs and services to people of all ages in the City of Clarkston/DeKalb County communities.

Positive Growth Education Center (PGEC) is excited to offer our S.M.A.R.T. Education Enrichment After-School Program for your child. The acronym represents our focus on Science, Math, Art, Reading and Technology. The After School Enrichment Program provides a welcoming, caring and safe environment for students where they can learn, relax, thrive, and have fun. Our After School Enrichment Program offers a combination of recreational and educational activities to balance the day including daily components such homework assistance, as indoor and outdoor play, snacks, organized enrichment activities, interest groups, and supervised homework periods. We have a line-up of S.M.A.R.T. tutors who excel in the core program areas and the student-tutor ratio is 3 to 1 meaning your students will receive the individualized attention necessary to help them where they may be challenged and inspire them to do their best in every case.

Positive Growth afterschool program envisions a community where all students are inspired to reach their full potential academically, socially and personally through the support of our programs, families and the community. In order to achieve this, we are committed to providing an affordable, secure, and safe environment.

The Science, Math, Art, Reading, and Technology summer program. Our S.M.A.R.T summer camp is licensed by Bright from the Start, an agency of the State of Georgia. This 11 week summer day camp is an exciting opportunity for girls and boys to learn more about S.M.A.R.T. through a variety of fun, hands-on activities! S.M.A.R.T. is a place of non-stop activity, where students experience a shift in learning through academic enrichment classes, exciting indoor and outdoor challenges, personal growth, character building exercises and academic and culturally motivating field trip.

The Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP) in partnership with Georgia Piedmont College and Adult Education offers small-group, self-paced instruction in basic writing, reading and math skills (Adult Basic Education/ABE), as well as additional components in science, social studies and literature for students preparing for the State of Georgia General Education Development (GED) exam. The program is primarily for young adults and adults who have not completed high school. Day and evening sessions are available at our Center.

The Job Readiness Program provides young adults and adults an opportunity to develop the skills and behaviors necessary to obtain a job that leads to a successful career. Our services help our students with resume building, all phases of interviewing and dressing for success.

The Alternative to Suspension Program (ASP) is an intervention and prevention program designed to provide an alternative to out of school suspensions for middle and high school students. ASP addresses the needs of students who exhibit chronic disruptive behaviors that interfere with classroom instruction and hinders the school climate. These students are not a danger to themselves or others; however, decisions they have made violate the DeKalb County School District’s disciplinary policies and require removing the students from regular school setting for a brief period of time.


Residential Care Program

4036 E. Ponce De Leon Ave.
Clarkston GA 30021
404-292-6420 – Office
404-292-2041 – Fax

Intervention & Education Center

945 N. Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston GA 30021
404-298-9005 – Office
404-298-0046 – Fax

Multicultural Services

3155 E. Ponce DeLeon Ave
Bldg A
Scottdale, GA 30079
678-973-2005 – Office
678-973-2534 – Fax


If you want the support, the support is definitely here”

A. Green

Before this program I lacked knowledge, Positive Growth has given me great knowledge. I appreciate so much to be given so great knowledge and time. . . until I get my GED.

A D-S Refugee

In the past, I have been counseled by other therapists. My therapist at Positive Growth Intervention Center is the first counselor who exemplified the type of effective counseling that I needed. They emulated a balance between being professional and personable. The therapist was compassionate and open-minded. They balanced humor with expertise in manner that is easy to receive. Their methods were not only effective but refreshing”. I am so grateful for the opportunity to receive family and individual counseling at Positive Growth Intervention Center. The Therapists are passionate, dedicated and committed to their work in the community. In addition, their willingness to go above and beyond to serve their clients is genuine and greatly appreciated


Thank you for all you did to improve my son’s life while he was at your residential care program. You gave him a place filled with guidance and support to help him work through the things we couldn’t resolve at home. I thanked his judge for sending him to you. I thank God for you all.

Mother of C.D

The service is good here, the after school even has transportation to bring my child home! My son likes it he says ‘I learn about being healthy and not bullying I can play more.’ We came to America for him to get a better education–he gets that at Positive Growth.

B.M. Parent

Thank you to the staff at Positive Growth for helping me become the man I am today.”

Former Boys Home Residence