The Atlanta Police Foundation Hosts its 5th Annual @Promise Field Day

@Promise Teams Up with Youth Organizations, Businesses, and Law Enforcement Leaders to Support Atlanta’s Youth

Atlanta, GA — Last Friday, the Atlanta Police Foundation (APF) hosted its 5th Annual @Promise Field Day for youth members of the @Promise Center, Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, YMCA of Metro Atlanta, City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation, City of South Fulton Parks and Recreation, Police Athletic League, and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, marking another significant event in the Foundation’s mission to support and empower youth and make Atlanta a safer city.

Over 400 young people, volunteers, business leaders, and law enforcement gathered for a fun-filled day of friendly competition and community service activities at Atlanta’s Westside Reservoir Park.

“The goal of @Promise Field Day is to give young people positive experiences and access to build relationships with law enforcement and business leaders in Atlanta,” said Lakeisha Walker, Vice President of Youth Initiatives at APF. “Youth who attend the @Promise centers are regularly mentored by Atlanta Police Officers, but this event provides a way for larger groups of youth, law enforcement, and business leaders to interact through team-building activities.”

Volunteers from QuikTrip, Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta Hawks, UPS, and Delta Airlines were in attendance, assisting the youth with food, souvenirs, and activities.

“We are proud to support the @Promise Field Day and contribute to the growth and development of Atlanta’s youth,” said Aisha Jefferson, Corporate Communications Manager with QuikTrip and native of Atlanta. “Our $3M gift to the @Promise program reflects our commitment to fostering safer communities and providing opportunities for young people to thrive.”

Speakers at the @Promise Field Day included:

  • Dave Wilkinson, President & CEO, APF
  • Chief Darin Schierbaum, Atlanta Police Department
  • Lakeisha Walker, VP of Youth Initiatives, APF
  • Aisha Jefferson, QuikTrip

“We are deeply grateful for the support of our business and community partners who make events like @Promise Field Day possible,” said Dave Wilkinson, President & CEO of APF. “The proceeds from this event will directly fund essential programs and services that empower our youth and strengthen our community.”

For those interested in supporting the @Promise program, more information is available at Contributions and involvement from individuals and organizations are crucial in eliminating barriers Atlanta’s youth faces.

About the Atlanta Police Foundation: The Atlanta Police Foundation is an independent non-profit organization that brings together private sector leaders from the business and philanthropic communities to support public safety initiatives designed to make Atlanta the safest large city in the nation. Its unique public sector/private sector partnership is focused on reducing crime and ensuring that Atlanta’s law enforcement professionals have the resources, incentives, and training to sustain a highly motivated police force that meets the demands of 21st-century policing. APF programs include the @Promise Center, Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, Atlanta Police Leadership Institute, Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta, Connect Atlanta camera program, Repeat Offender Commission, and Secure Neighborhoods program. APF funds, supports, and implements programs to create a safe and equitable environment for all Atlanta residents. To learn more, visit Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or X.

About APF’s @Promise program: At @Promise, our vision is to foster a city where youth are embraced and empowered with positive opportunities. Through our innovative programming, we forge pathways to success and significantly reduce the number of young people impacted by the criminal justice system. We extend our reach to all individuals aged 12 to 24, benefiting over 1,000 young people annually. Our dedication goes beyond offering recreational activities; we focus on reducing crime by guiding vulnerable youth away from mischief and minor criminal behavior, steering them toward more promising paths. Services provided include individual therapy, group therapy, educational assistance including tutoring, mentoring, GED classes, testing, workforce prep, and arts instruction in music and filmmaking. We also provide criminal record expungement services and support youth, regardless of their criminal history. The @Promise difference is that we bring strategic partners like the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Chris 180 Inc., Raising Expectations Inc., City of Atlanta Office of Recreation, and Urban League of Greater Atlanta under one roof to provide comprehensive services to our youth. The @Promise mission is clear: to eliminate barriers and empower Atlanta’s youth to have a promising future. By focusing on these core values, we are dedicated to transforming the lives of young people in our community. To learn more about @Promise, visit and follow us on Instagram.