Atlanta’s three at-promise youth community centers focus on education, professional development, mental health, and recreation. They are designed to give young people positive interactions with police officers.
The police foundation opened the first center in 2017 in the English Avenue neighborhood, followed by a second center for at-risk youth in Atlanta’s Pittsburgh community last April. The third center opened last December in southwest Atlanta on the campus of the Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA.
Coca-Cola Company CEO James Quincey announced last month that his company is giving $1 million to the city to help build the fourth center.