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You don’t have to look very hard to find people in need today.   The aftermath of recent storms Harvey, Irma, & Maria, revealed whole areas of Texas and Florida destroyed.  The U.S. island providence of Puerto Rico was almost wiped from the map and will take years to clean up and restore.  And while these tragic situations may deserve our attention, financial aid/donations, and certainly our help at the moment, there are others suffering daily in our own city of Atlanta we don’t see on the news.

I’m talking about Atlanta’s inner-city youth.    Many of these kids aren’t afforded the same opportunities you and I may have had.   You may remember the Atlanta public school cheating scandal from a few years ago where administrators and teachers were changing test scores to hide from the embarrassment of a failing school system.   Most of these students weren’t just failing, they were 2-3 years behind in their education.   This is unacceptable!  Fortunately two great charities, I’d like to call attention to, stepped in and picked up the slack.

Volunteer at Kindezi Schools

The Kindezi Schools

The Kindezi Schools are a small, high-performing charter group that have been operating innovative and successful schools in Atlanta since 2010.  Kindezi is a Bantu word meaning “holistically schooling other people’s children with love and an eye to the future of our village.”

Their mission: “To transform public education in Atlanta by providing more students—including those with the highest needs—access to a genius-awakening education, built on family-sized classrooms, scholarly excellence, socioeconomic integration, and holistic growth.”

In short, Kindezi’s unique approach of creating a familial environment for learning has turned some of Atlanta’s worst schools into the best performing schools with children meeting or exceeding grade-level expectations.

Volunteer at Kindezi Schools

Atlanta Music Project

Also founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project provides intensive, tuition-free music education for these inner-city youth right in their neighborhood.  The Atlanta Music Project believes the pursuit of musical excellence leads to the development of confidence, creativity, and ambition, thus sparking positive social change in the individuals and the communities we serve.

Atlanta Music Project works with the Kindezi Schools by providing an after-school music program right at the Kindezi School.

ThinkLocalAtlanta.org has partnered with these two fantastic organizations to help create awareness and raise financial support to combat this dire situation affecting our inner-city youth.

For only 10¢ a day ($3 a month) you can make a difference!   That’s less than one cup of coffee.  Surely we can all afford that…. Or better yet, we can’t afford not to.

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