YMCA and The Atlanta Police Foundation Partner to bring @Promise Centers to Metro Atlanta

Carter's President and CEO Scott Taylor announces The Atlanta Police Foundation as YMCA's Non-Profit Partner of the Year. 

At the YMCA's Celebration of Community Champions event on February 10, 2020, Scott Taylor announced and introduced The Atlanta Police Foundation as YMCA's Non-Profit Partner of the Year. Carter was a partner in the development of the first @Promise Center in Atlanta and recently broke ground on a second @Promise center in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Atlanta. Click here to read more about Carter's involvement with @Promise Centers.

Here are some excerpts from Scott Taylor's speech at the event:

"The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is proud to honor the Atlanta Police Foundation as our first-ever Nonprofit Partner of the Year. With a shared vision of investing in our youth and improving communities, the YMCA and the Atlanta Police Foundation have formed a partnership to help young people create a path to a promising, successful future.

The Atlanta Police Foundation’s primary focus is driving down crime and making Atlanta a safer city. They do this by working with the mayor, the chief of police and also with the business and philanthropic community to create programs and strategies that enhance the city of Atlanta’s ability to fight and prevent crime. And it’s making an impact. Since 2003 when the Atlanta Police Foundation was founded, crime in the city of Atlanta is down more than 50%.

The @Promise Youth and Community Center is a cornerstone of the Atlanta Police Foundation’s youth crime reduction initiative, providing specialized programming for young people ages 12 to 24.  The first @Promise Center is located on Atlanta’s Westside -- not far from the YMCA Leadership & Learning Center -- and plays an important role in the revitalization of this historic community. The @Promise Center enrolled 347 young people in its first year alone and has resulted in positive outcomes for both the youth participants and the surrounding Westside community.

The Atlanta Police Foundation and the YMCA of Metro Atlanta are partnering to bring a new @Promise Center to Southwest Atlanta located at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA. This partnership allows both organizations to better serve the needs of young people in the community.

The goals of the Y and the Atlanta Police Foundation both center around building strong kids and safe communities."

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