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CONTACT
Nikki Forman
Communications Director, Atlanta Police Foundation
phone: 404.586.0180 | cell: 706.464.5920
nforman@atlantapolicefoundation.org

The Atlanta Police Foundation, Atlanta Police Department, General Electric and Georgia Power join to host Inaugural Youth Field Day at the Georgia Dome
More than 300 Youth and 100 Area Law Enforcement Officers Gather to Build Relationships and Enhance Community Engagement

Who

Atlanta Police Foundation, Atlanta Police Department, General Electric and Georgia Power

WHAT

The Atlanta Police Foundation is excited to announce a new opportunity for Atlanta youth. Through the Foundation’s At-Promise Youth Initiative, a model working to reduce the number of young people who negatively experience the criminal justice system, middle and high school students will have the opportunity to participate in a unique series of field day activities where they can interact, engage and explore new ways to build positive relationships with law enforcement officers.

The inaugural At-Promise Field Day will take place, Monday, January 16 at the Georgia Dome. 30 teams comprised of 12 youth and two law enforcement officers will compete in fun activities such as four square and tug-a-war to help build character and develop leadership skills. Through these positive interactions, the expected outcome is for youth to gain new perspective on the field of law enforcement; and develop relationships with officers who serve in their communities.

Where

Monday, January 16, 2017
10am – 3pm

WHen

The Georgia Dome
1 Georgia Dome Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

About The At-Promise Youth Iniative

The mission of the At-Promise Youth initiative is to reduce juvenile crime and empower youth to realize their full potential and become future leaders of Atlanta. We envision a city where juveniles are embraced and provided with positive opportunities throughout the City of Atlanta; a place where young people view police and public institutions as partners, have full access to an excellent education, premier health and social services and a community untroubled by violence.

About the Atlanta Police Foundation – The Atlanta Police Foundation was established in 2003 to provide vital support to the Mayor, the Chief of Police and the Atlanta Police Department. The organization is based on a public-private partnership model that has worked to secure and leverage private resources to fund high priority projects designed to enhance the City of Atlanta’s ability to fight and prevent crime. As a result of the work of the APF, since 2003 there has been an increase in the number of police officers on the streets and an increase in the engagement of Atlanta’s business community and neighborhood residents in fighting crime. Additionally, the City has experienced a 58 percent reduction in the violent crime rate and a 41 percent reduction in crimes overall. Our programs are strategically focused to complement the Atlanta Police Department’s vision of becoming the safest, large city in America. We give high priority to programs that address the need for more police visibility and improved police operations. We also provide strategic counsel for the APD and aid in bringing private and public sector resources together for short and long range security planning for the City.