AJC.com | Police foundation opening third community center in Atlanta for youth development

Atlanta is opening a third community center where young people from the area can receive education and resources and meet police officers.

The new Truist Andrew & Walter Young At-Promise Center, which will be run by the Atlanta Police Foundation, is located on Campbellton Road in southwest Atlanta, on the campus of the Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA. City officials gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday.

The police foundation opened the first At-Promise Center in 2017 in the English Avenue neighborhood, with services focused on youth education, professional development, mental health, recreation and relationship-building. The ultimate goal is to build community and keep young people out of the criminal justice system through positive interactions with police officers.

Last year, the Atlanta Police Foundation broke ground on a second center on Metropolitan Avenue in the Pittsburgh neighborhood.

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By J.D. Capelouto, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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