A program of Marietta City Schools

Wrap-Around Student Services

Meeting every need of every student.


Revolutionizing the way high school students in Marietta have been supported since 2015. 

There is a pressing need for new voices in national and local dialogues concerning school reform. These new voices are the voices of the young people in our public schools—students who are considered to be successful, students who have been struggling academically, and students who have historically fallen through the cracks, often as a result of non-academic, "real-life" needs. The community of Marietta has heard the voice of its young people who identified the need for school to not only be a place where students learn academically but a place where the issues of life meet real solutions.

By empowering the voice of students, through targeted interventions which address each and every need of every student, over twenty local and statewide agencies have partnered with Marietta City Schools and Director Rona Roberts to provide in-school services related to housing, job skill development, job placement for students and families, college admission support services, psychological issues, targeted tutoring, a food pantry, and family and student counseling. An exemplar of "wrap around services," the Student Life Center has attracted state and national attention as real-world barriers which often inhibit student academic progress are being directly served each and every day for each and every high school student.

Get in touch with us through use of the contact form below if you're interested in learning more about the Student Life Center.




1171 Whitlock Ave,

Marietta, GA 30064



(678) 919-4506



Serving Marietta 

Family Support 

It's hard to focus on academics when you or your family don't have a place to live, work, or be safe. It's nearly impossible when you're a teenager. That’s where we come in.

  • Housing services
  • Food pantry
  • Clothing closet
  • Job skills assistance
  • Family changes & divorce
  • English classes for parents
  • Legal aid for families
  • Family communication
  • Grief
  • Counseling
  • Financial services/learning
  • GED assistance
  • Health insurance assistance
  • Health and wellness
  • Violence at home
  • Teen parenting skills assistance

Behavioral Support

Life is complicated and hard as adults, it's even harder and more complicated as a teenager. Our licensed partners and agencies know how to coach through emotional and psychological barriers which stop students from being the best versions of themselves.

  • Peer mediation/conflict resolution
  • Anger management support
  • Family changes & divorce
  • Managing social media
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicide prevention
  • Mental health
  • Behavioral & psychological testing
  • Cutting/self-harm
  • Dealing with sexual activity
  • Stress release and stress management
  • Teacher/student mediation
  • Building healthy relationships
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual identity/LGBTQ
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Probation services
  • Gang resistance
  • Pornography

Academic Support

Navigating the world of where to go to college, how to get in, and how to pay for it is both confusing and challenging. College admission experts and academic tutors know how to help students decide where they want to go and what they need to know to get there.

  • YouScience assessment
  • Alternative scheduling
  • Writing lab 
  • Tutoring services, during and after school
  • Mentoring programs
  • Community service opportunities
  • ACT/SAT voucher assistance
  • Test Preparation for Accuplacer, ASVAB, ACT, SAT, & GED
  • College selections/scholarship assistance
  • Career shadowing/Internships/Jobs
  • Access to recruiters from all military branches,  including National Guard and Reserves  personnel




The Student Life Center is actively removing barriers to success so that every student can not only thrive, but graduate college and career ready.
— Lt. Governor Casey Cagle


Let's Chat.

Use the form below to contact us if you're interested in supporting the work of the Center as a donor, as a partner, or as a school or district interested in a tour. If you're interested in building your own Center, please contact the Centery Project at thecentergyproject.com. 

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