Atlanta - Youth Empowerment


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Shari Ponder
Youth Program Manager
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Phone - 404-228-0155

Shari Ponder is the Youth Program Manager for Operation HOPE –Atlanta Market.  Shari coordinates our award winning youth initiatives including the Banking on Our Future and the HOPE Business in a Box Academies. Prior to coming to HOPE, Shari was a school counselor and school administrator in the following Georgia Counties: Gwinnett, Clayton and Henry County Schools. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the illustrious Hampton University and her Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology from Clark Atlanta University.  In her spare time, Shari enjoys international travel, creative writing and hanging out with her very AWESOME middle-schooler!