AUGUSTA, Ga. (October 30, 2014) | Senator Hardie Davis (D-Augusta) has accepted the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge. By accepting the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge, communities commit to convene key stakeholders to get involved locally, to implement proven strategies for improving the life outcomes of young people, to measure their successes and setbacks, and to share their plans to help communities learn from one another.
The My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge is a call to action for cities, Tribal Nations, towns, and counties to build and execute robust plans to ensure that all young people—no matter who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances into which they are born—can achieve their full potential.
“The commitment to the progression of our youth is a direct investment into our community at large. It is our responsibility to create, identify and garner as many resources as possible so that our children may thrive. Having the support of key stakeholders in the Augusta community in this effort is equally exciting and promising,” said Sen. Davis.
Sen. Davis is planning a “Local Action Summit” in November with a coalition of partners to assess the needs/assets, determine priorities and set concrete goals. Some of the coalition partners that will participate in the summit include Mayor of Augusta, Deke Copenhaver, Augusta – Richmond County School Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle, Gary Winfrey, Operations Director, Boys and Girls Club of the CSRA, Sheriff Richard Roundtree, Susan Parr, President/CEO, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and many others.
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For Immediate Release:
October 30, 2014
For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Director