Atlanta City Council member Andre Dickens has launched a new website, www.Opportunities4Atlanta.com, a community-enabling webpage that promotes enrichment programs for Atlanta’s youth.
“After-school programs, internships, summer programs, and other enrichment opportunities play vital roles in every child’s educational success and contribute to a child’s healthy development,” said Dickens. “Introducing youth to new programs encourages their curiosity and opens many doors of learning.”
The Post 3 at-large councilman says he was motivated to start the website when reflecting on his childhood growing up in the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) and his attendance at numerous summer and after school programs including the city’s Camp Best Friends program.
“Finding and promoting educational and recreational activities that keep our youth engaged during the summer is in the best interest of the city’s workforce development, economic development, public safety and quality of life goals,” said Dickens. “We want to bring awareness to a variety of educational programs available for every Atlantan, whether it is an after school program, summer program, college prep workshop or internship. We want all of Atlanta’s youth to be able to access the countless educational opportunities available to them.”
Visit www.opportunities4atlanta.com to learn about the opportunities for youth throughout the city. If you have a program/opportunity that you feel should be added to the site, you can submit your information on the contact page.
For more information, call Councilman Dickens’ office at 404-330-6041.