At-Promise Youth and Community Centers
Carter and Atlanta Police Foundation completed Atlanta’s first At-Promise Youth & Community Center in historic English Avenue in 2017 and have recently broken ground on a second location in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Atlanta. The new center is slated to open in Fall 2020. Planning for a third center—at the Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA on Campbellton Road in Southwest Atlanta—is underway for delivery in 2021. APF has raised more than $7 million in its current capital campaign earmarked for the At-Promise Initiative.
Carter has served as pro bono project manager for both of the centers, whose purpose is to reduce youth crime by providing customized social services, including therapy, counseling, mentoring, tutoring and enrichment programs to youth whose transgressions have exposed them to the juvenile justice system. At-Promise seeks to divert them to a pathway to productive lives, away from recidivism.
Both facilities are state-of-the-art spaces with specialized services for youth and residents of the community.