ABOUT THE AT-PROMISE YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTER

The At-Promise Youth and Community Center is a state-of-the-art learning and community facility with specialized services for youth and a gathering place for residents, group activities and other purposes. Located in historic English Avenue, the At-Promise Center is an opportunity to participate in the revitalization efforts of this community. This center is the cornerstone of the Atlanta Police Foundation’s youth crime reduction initiative. This initiative enrolled 347 youth in its first year, providing specialized programming for youth and young adults ages 12 to 24 who reside on Atlanta’s Westside.

CENTER SERVICES

EDUCATION

• GED Preparation and Testing
• High School Credit Recovery
• Tutoring
• STEM programs
• Academic Success & Cultural Enrichment

RECREATION

• Arts and Crafts
• Team Sports and Clubs
• Radio Station and Music Studio
• Gardening

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL

• Character & Leadership Development
• Healthy Lifestyles

THERAPEUTIC

• Clinical Assessments
• Child, Family and Group Counseling
• Wrap Around Services

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

• Career Readiness
• Employment and Internship Placement
• Vocational Classes

AT-PROMISE VISION STATEMENT

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. Our dedication to the At-Promise model will help create pathways to success for youth in Atlanta and reduce the number of young people who negatively experience the criminal justice system.

OUR APPROACH

At-Promise brings police and community partners together to create pathways to success. This model focuses
on three major areas:

  • DIVERSION – an alternative to arrest and probation
  • INTERVENTION – strategies to address behavior
  • PREVENTION – to promote and foster personal growth and development

REFERRAL METHODS

Atlanta Police Department

Through the support of the Fulton County Juvenile Court system, a young person who has committed a minor offense may be referred to the Center at the discretion of an APD officer. With parental authorization, a professional assessment will be performed to determine the most effective treatment interventions necessary to best meet the needs of each individual youth.

Pathways Program: Atlanta Public School System

A youth who attends an Atlanta public school can be referred to the Center for out-of-school treatment services that are beyond the scope of the school system.

Fulton County Juvenile Court & Fulton County Juvenile Probation

Youth who reside on the Westside who have prior misdemeanor convictions or who are currently serving a probation sentence will be referred to the Center. Upon arrival, a needs assessment will be conducted to determine the most effective treatment interventions necessary.

The Village

It takes a village to raise a family, and this network is made up of concerned, community members who want to see our young people succeed. Although not sanctioned by the court, with parental consent, the village can refer youth to the Center for drop-in services or membership to any of the in-house service providers.

FIRST YEAR OUTCOMES

  • 2% recidivism rate

  • 92% of participating high school seniors graduated

  • 89% of students who applied for employment have secured jobs

  • 4 high school graduates are college bound

  • 24 families became safely housed

Our Partners

 

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