AthFest Educates

AthFest Educates is a nonprofit organization committed to sustaining and advancing music and arts education for K-12 youth in Athens Clarke County. To fulfill our mission, we produce two annual fundraisers, The AthFest Music & Arts Festival and The AthHalf Half Marathon & 5K. The proceeds from these events fund the organization’s annual grant-making efforts.


AthFest Educates Director Jill Helme talks about the history, mission and work of the organization

2022 – 2023 AthFest Educates Grants at a Glance

Your contributions really do make a difference.

Get Involved with AthFest Educates

There are many opportunities to get involved.

We Produce Two Annual Events as the Key Fundraisers for our Programs

Find out more about the two annual fundraising events that benefit AthFest Educates.