Georgia Power celebrates opening of new At-Promise Youth Center in partnership with Atlanta Police Foundation
Center features community space focused on arts and sciences
ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders from Georgia Power on Tuesday joined the Atlanta Police Foundation, the Atlanta Police Department and Mayor Kasim Reed to celebrate the opening of Atlanta's new At-Promise Youth Center on Atlanta's Westside. Georgia Power donated $500,000 toward the construction of the new facility as part its commitment to improving the communities in which it operates, as well as enhancing education in Georgia.
The new state-of-the-art learning and community facility on English Avenue offers specialized services, group activities and a gathering place for area youth and residents. Georgia Power's room within the center is designated as an arts and sciences space and features drawing tables, room to do science related projects and project craft tables. In the coming years, Georgia Power plans to use the space to host energy efficiency demonstrations, electrical safety presentations and career talks for youth at the center.
"In a little over six months, this site has been transformed from unused space into a vibrant center for learning and opportunity," said Paul Bowers, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power. "Every day, through company sponsored programs such as Learning Power and strong partnerships with local leaders and organizations, we're committed to empowering students with the tools they need to succeed and making Georgia an even better place to live and work."
While Georgia Power's room focuses on arts and sciences, it has not yet been named. The company is inviting the public to visit its Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower to see images of the space and vote on four potential names for the room: Innovation Station, Power Station, Learning Station and S.T.E.A.M. Lab. The winning name will be announced on August 11.
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