ATHENS, Ga. -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.
On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.
The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.
Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.
Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in the Athens-Clarke County area include: