North Clayton H.S. Alum Donates Thanksgiving Boxes to 92 CCPS Families

By Reported by Clayton County Public Schools November 26, 2019

Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) is proud to share with stakeholders that the Burnett Family Foundation supplied Thanksgiving boxes filled with items such as turkeys, hams and a variety of non-perishable items to over 90 preselected CCPS families earlier today on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in College Park, Georgia.

Established in 2017, the Burnett Family Foundation was created by the National Football League (NFL) player and North Clayton High School alum, Morgan Burnett, and his wife Nicolette Burnett, as a way of giving back to the community where Mr. Burnett was raised. As a child, Burnett attended Northcutt Elementary, North Clayton Middle and North Clayton High School before continuing his education and football career at Georgia Tech. It is important to note that Morgan Burnett’s brother, Cap Burnett, is currently the head coach of the North Clayton High School football team.

“We are exceptionally grateful to the Burnett’s and their foundation for continuing to pour support into the North Clayton community by providing Thanksgiving Boxes to families in need,” said Dr.  Morcease J. Beasely, Superintendent/CEO of Clayton County Public Schools. “Thanksgiving is about not only giving thanks for the many opportunities we may have experienced during the year but also doing our part to uplift those who may not be as fortunate as we are. This donation, I believe, truly embodies the holiday spirit and we are so thankful to have alumni such as Mr. Burnett who give back in an effort to have an impact on the advancement of this community,” he concluded. 

For more information about Morgan Burnett, or the Burnett Family Foundation, please visit the foundation’s website at