Empowering Futures: @Promise Hosts Youth Graduation Ceremony for Workforce Development Program Graduates

ATLANTA, GA – (Mar. 26, 2024) – The Atlanta Police Foundation (APF) is pleased to announce the graduation ceremony of 22 youth participants from our 12-week @Promise @Work (APAW) workforce development program. This event will take place at 836 Metropolitan Parkway on Mar. 28 at 10 a.m.

The APAW program, which is run by the Atlanta Police Foundation’s @Promise Youth Initiative, began its current cohort in mid-January of this year. This program is designed to help young people between the ages of 16 and 24 acquire the necessary skills and certifications to secure employment.

The graduation ceremony will celebrate the accomplishments of dedicated Atlanta youth who have shown determination and perseverance throughout their journey. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear inspiring stories from program graduates and witness their achievements firsthand.

Media representatives are invited to attend and cover this event, which will include speeches from Mayor Andre Dickens, City of Atlanta, Michael J. Ruffin, Director of External Affairs for AT&T, program leaders, and testimonials from alumni graduates. Interviews with program participants and organizers will be available upon request.

Event Details:

    • Date: Mar. 28, 2024
    • Time: 10:00 a.m.
    • Location: @Promise-South | 836 Metropolitan Parkway | Atlanta, Georgia | 30310

To cover this event, please email Nikki Glanton at or call 404.586.0180 to confirm attendance. A one-pager about the workforce development program is attached.


About @Promise Youth Centers: At @Promise, our vision is to foster a city where every juvenile is embraced and empowered with positive opportunities. Through our innovative program, we’re forging pathways to success and reducing the number of young people ensnared by the criminal justice system. Our program transcends troubled youth, extending its reach to all young individuals. Annually, over 1,000 young people benefit from @Promise services. Designed to impact young individuals residing in marginalized communities, our program offers a safe space and equips them with essential skills, resources, and opportunities to reshape their lives. Under one roof, our collaborative network of strategic partnerships with organizations like the YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, Chris 180, and Urban League fosters personal growth, resilience, and achievement among Atlanta’s youth. Our mission is clear: to eliminate barriers and empower Atlanta’s youth to reach their full potential.