ATLANTA, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power today announced a $500,000 donation from the Georgia Power Foundation to the Atlanta Police Foundation to benefit the Atlanta Police Department's new At-Promise Youth Center on Atlanta's Westside. The donation was presented at a special groundbreaking event held at the future site of the center and will be used to help transform the space on English Avenue into a new state-of-the-art learning and community facility, offering specialized services, group activities and a gathering place for area youth and residents.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Georgia Power leadership, along with representatives from the Atlanta Police Foundation, Atlanta law enforcement and other contributors to the project commemorated the beginning of construction at the At-Promise Youth Center this morning.
"Georgia Power is proud to partner with the Atlanta Police Foundation and the Atlanta Police Department in helping to provide a new outlet for Atlanta youth here at the At-Promise Youth Center," said Paul Bowers, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power. "The center is a symbol of collaboration among Atlanta's leaders and only we can make a difference."
"The key to further reducing crime in Atlanta is to provide services and mentorship opportunities to our City's youth, and the At-Promise model which focuses on diversion, intervention and prevention is designed to address this specific need," said Dave Wilkinson, President and CEO, Atlanta Police Foundation. "It is often said by APD that you can't arrest your way out of juvenile crime, and our dedication to the At-Promise model will help create pathways to success for youth in Atlanta, ultimately helping reduce the number of young people who negatively experience the criminal justice system."
The Georgia Power Foundation
The Georgia Power Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is the third-largest corporate giving foundation in Georgia. The Foundation provides grants to organizations that are enriching communities across the state and is part of Georgia Power's corporate and community relations strategy focusing on Improving Education, Environmental Stewardship, Arts & Culture, and Health & Human Services.
About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower) and Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower).
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