Atlanta Hawks
How do the Atlanta Hawks measure wins and loses off the court? By the countless hours players spend in the community. By the smiles brought to the faces of children. By the number of students reached through our education programs. And thatís just the beginning.

The Atlanta Hawks are dedicated to improving the lives of Georgiaís children through initiatives that promote education, physical fitness and the sport of basketball. By forging partnerships with local agencies and youth leagues, we continue to extend our reach throughout the community in places where it is needed the most. The Atlanta Hawks - Building communities. Building Dreams.
TEAM PROGRAMS
The Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers support an exciting school assembly program that focuses on the importance of reading, healthy eating habits and staying active! Targeting elementary schools in the Metro Atlanta area, the 45-minute program uses fun examples and exciting visual aids to teach students these important concepts.
Sponsored by Philips, the Atlanta Hawks Fast Break for Reading program encourages students to develop a lifelong love of reading. For each 25 books student read they earn such rewards as Hawks bookmarks, stickers and pencils.
The Atlanta Hawks Poetry Slam is a shout-out especially to high school students, an invite to turn your thoughts into verse and speak them aloud. Submit your written entry for the Atlanta Hawks Poetry Slam contest and vie for a chance to spit your verse during a special Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at the Hawks game on Monday, January 18.
PLAYER OUTREACH
Al Horford
Horford "Al's Amigos" initiative supports less privileged youth in Atlanta through events like special English/Spanish Reading Time-outs for ESL students as well as general support towards Atlanta hispanic youth groups.
Joe Johnson
Johnson hosts an annual "JJ's Santa-Lanta" holiday event for more than 100 local Boys & Girls Club members.