The beneficiant donation is in assist of the town’s and Mayor Andre Dickens “Yr of the Youth” initiative.
ATLANTA — Atlanta leaders made a beneficiant donation to the native Boys & Ladies Membership as a part of Mayor Dickens Yr of the Youth initiative, in response to a information launch from the Membership.
“This beneficiant donation will considerably impression our capability to offer a protected, participating, and inclusive setting for youths & teenagers to thrive throughout important after-school hours and faculty breaks,” stated BGCMA President & CEO David Jernigan.
Dickens’ initiative, which was launched final 12 months, is an effort to assist create academic, leisure and mentorship alternatives for Atlanta’s youth.
In a latest replace, the mayor stated the town invested $5 million into this system and raised one other $16 million. At the very least 5,000 teenagers had been employed by this system over the summer season. Mayor Dickens additionally stated in his replace final week that 7,000 baby financial savings accounts had been opened.
In keeping with the discharge, the Membership plans to spend money on extra staffing, using extra tutorial coaches, bettering know-how infrastructure, and extra.
Leaders of the metro Atlanta Membership additionally said they are going to be extending their working hours solely to Fridays and Saturday evenings.
“I’m so proud to say that over the course of our Yr of the Youth initiative, we’ve got been capable of present companies to greater than 30,000 of our younger folks and these commitments to native organizations will proceed to see extra youth engaged,” Mayor Dickens stated.
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