Olympian speaks to Youth at Stone Mountain

Compiled by Titus Falodun Staff Writer | 8/9/2013, 10 a.m.
Gold medalist Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas will serve as the featured speaker at an upcoming breakfast honoring DeKalb County’s youth.
Gold medalist Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas

This event will help entrepreneurs and small businesses in the clean economy succeed and create good jobs. 

 It is open to everyone, but Green For All specifically reaches out to underserved communities, in order to help ensure they have access to valuable resources. 

If you or anyone you know is interested in pitching, please contact Maritessa Bravo Ares via email at maritessa@greenforall.org or call 510-271-9858. And for more information or to RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/ATLGreenBiz.

Carolyn Young Mentor Walk

On Saturday, Sept. 14, hundreds of students from across metro-Atlanta will converge on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology for the third annual Carolyn Young Mentor Walk.

 The event begins with registration at 7:45 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m. Sessions for participants will begin at 11 a.m. There will be separate sessions for high school and younger students and adults. All participants will receive breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt. The Mentor Walk is free for all students – college students and younger – but everyone must register online. Adult registration is $25.

The walk, organized by the Campus Community Partnership Foundation, introduces mostly middle and high school students to college life and other possibilities for their future by grouping them with coaches from post-secondary institutions as well as employee volunteers from Accenture. The walk also serves as an opportunity to bring the community together around a critical issue for our state.

The walk is named after long-time Atlanta educator Carolyn Young, wife of Ambassador Andrew Young. Young has been recognized as a “Teacher of Excellence” and is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and Georgia State University. Young serves on the Mentor Walk Council of Mentors.  

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Town Hall Meeting on Fulton Co. Taxes

Fulton County Vice-Chair Emma Darnell will host a town hall meeting regarding tax funding for MARTA, Grady Hospital, the Justice System, the County Jail, libraries and more on Sunday (Aug. 11, 4 p.m.) at the Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multi-Purpose Facility (677 Fairburn Road, N.W.). The event is themed: “Taxes: The Real Story — Everybody Pays, Who Benefits?”. It is free and open to the public.