Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms led City officials and community partners during a groundbreaking event for the Atlanta Police Foundation’s (APF) third At-Promise Center in Southwest Atlanta. The At-Promise Center is scheduled for completion at the end of 2021.
The Invest Atlanta Board of Directors approved a $1 million grant from the Campbellton Road Tax Allocation District (TAD) to support the construction of the Truist Andrew & Walter Young Family At-Promise Center. The At-Promise Youth and Community Center will be a 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art learning and community facility located on the campus of the existing Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA.
“Our At-Promise Centers are a safe place where families and at-risk youth are able to have positive interactions with our officers, while also receiving the resources and support that they need to have better life outcomes,” said Mayor Bottoms. “Thank you to Ambassador Andrew Young and Dr. Walter Young for your lifelong service to our community and to our partners for supporting our youth with a place that will inspire hope and create positive opportunities for their future.”
According to a release, the Truist Andrew & Walter Young Family At-Promise Center will be a state-of-the-art learning and community center that offers specialized services for youth and opportunities for youth to have positive interactions with police officers. The Centers also serve as a gathering place for residents and group activities.