The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) recently recognized the City of Marietta and Marietta's Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading and Serving (YELLS Program) for their collaboration in serving the community's youth and for their efforts to improve the lives of those being served. The ARC presented the Marietta YELLS Program with the Community Involvement & Collaboration Award.
Marietta YELLS has three distinct and innovative youth programs including: a Mentoring Program, an Afterschool Program, and a Community Café and Teen Center. The YELLS Community Action Café and Teen Center engages teens in academics, financial literacy, and career and leadership development experiences, while they lead community initiatives and manage and operate a café-style business.
The YELLS Program seeks to empower youth to be active, healthy, and productive servant-leaders within their communities, support and equip youth to achieve academic excellence and build strong personal character and equip youth and their families with the tools to elevate their lives through education, financial empowerment, and community involvement.
More info: Marietta YELLS Executive Director Laura Keefe, 678-895-2854, watch the City Council Presentation online