City officials and community members gathered on Oct. 3 to break ground for a new At-Promise Center. COURTESY OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA

Second police-sponsored youth center to come

The Atlanta Police Foundation garnered so much success with its first At-Promise Center, it will soon open another.

Earlier this month, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, city leaders and At-Promise mentees gathered to break ground on the Southside At-Promise Center. It is scheduled to open September 2020 on Metropolitan Avenue.

In 2017, APF opened the At-Promise Youth Center, a learning and community facility on English Avenue with specialized services for youth focused on education, workforce development, mental health, recreation and relationship-building for Westside residents.

Did you know 92% of At-Promise High school seniors graduate, and 93% of youth who applied for a job received employment?

The At-Promise Initiative has garnered significant national attention, winning the FBI Director’s Award for its success in reducing recidivism, or repeat offenses, among youth offenders. In its first two full years of operation, At-Promise enrollees have a 4% recidivism rate while the national rate is more than 15 times higher.


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