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Atlanta City Councilmember Ivory Young, Jr. Partners with Nonprofit Young Generation Movement To Sponsor Back to School Concert and School Supply Giveaway Sunday

Post Date:07/28/2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303 

CONTACT:
Phyllis Jackson
Press Secretary – Council Communications
(404) 546-1476/ (470) 532-9675
phljackson@atlantaga.gov

July 28, 2017

Atlanta City Councilmember Ivory Young, Jr. Partners with Nonprofit Young Generation Movement To Sponsor Back to School Concert and School Supply Giveaway Sunday

ATLANTA - Atlanta City Councilmember Ivory Young, Jr. is joining forces with Atlanta nonprofit Young Generation Movement (Y.G.M) to provide pencils, paper, book bags and a little inspiration just in time for the new school year. The event, taking place from 2 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, will serve hundreds of school-aged children. 

The organization, which was founded five years ago, has its mission aligned with that of Martin Luther King, Jr’s “6 Principles of Non-Violence.” The Y.G.M. wants to increase graduation rates, reduce criminal activity, end drug abuse, create employable and sustainable young adults and provide a safe environment for the youth. 

This is the second year Councilmember Young has sponsored the back to school event. 

“The organization’s founder and director, Julious George Robles and his members are absolutely having a positive impact on the youth of District 3,” said Young.  Students from Washington High School, Douglas High School, and Grady High School are served by Y.G.M.

Their “pants up, guns down” approach serve to motivate and develop at-risk youth by instilling confidence, strength and encouraging new perspectives. Young has sponsored a number of summer activities and field trips for Y.G.M. students including college visits and a stop by Atlanta City Hall to learn how government works. Young’s sponsorship will not only help with needed supplies but also scholarships for a few worthy recipients.

“Rich or poor, all of our youth throughout Atlanta are at risk if we don’t show care, concern, and compassion for their needs and their future,” said Young. “In City Council 3, we want to play a small role in supporting positive partners like, Young Generation Movement, which is doing tremendous work and having a huge impact on a population often misrepresented and underrepresented.” 

The “Back to School Empowerment Concert and Giveaway” kicks off Sunday at the Historic Westside Village’s Walmart, located at 835 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. 

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