MARC Provides Great Opportunity for Teens 

Do you know a metro Atlanta high school student who is looking for an opportunity to grow their leadership skills? A student who cares about the issues facing our region, like housing affordability, protection of green space, or the needs of older adults? If so, the Model Atlanta Regional Commission (MARC) is a great opportunity.

For more than 20 years, MARC has been the only program of its kind to engage students in experiential learning in areas like transportation, natural resource sustainability, and community development through the lens of the Atlanta region. For six months, MARC participants meet monthly to learn from subject-area experts and community leaders within a diverse group of students to develop actionable solutions to regional issues.

The 2021-2022 MARC program application is now open to rising 10th- and 11th-grade students who reside or attend school in the 10-county Atlanta region (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, and the city of Atlanta) and are interested in learning how they can act to make metro Atlanta an even better place to call home. 

How to Apply

Visit for more information and to apply. Please feel free to share the 2021 flyer with your networks. Questions? Contact Crystal Jackson at or 470-378-1553.

The program is free to attend. Applications are due by June 4, 2021, and space is limited.