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Fulton County urges outh to “Turn Up With a Purpose” during black history program
Fulton County urges outh to “Turn Up With a Purpose” during black history program

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Office of Children and Youth in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) and numerous youth services providers will present the “Turn Up with a Purpose” Teen Summit and Talent Showcase on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the King Center from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

V103’s Greg Street will host the Summit and Talent Showcase. Dr. Bernice King will also serve as one of the keynote speakers during the program. The event will be held in the King Center’s Freedom Hall Auditorium located at 449 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta.

The goal of the 2015 program is to empower youth to take social responsibility on generational challenges by using multimedia platforms, such as music, poetry and liberal arts. The event will feature youth talent and promote the prevention of gang involvement, street crime, violent behavior in schools and crime-related encounters between teens and law enforcement. Youth will present musical performances, short plays/skits, poems, storytelling and other entertainment to present their messages.

The program will also display art from a Black History Month art contest, which was open to all metropolitan Atlanta high schools. Each participating school submitted a 24” x 36” canvass displaying a piece of art that reflects black history, equality, diversity and world peace.

The event is free; however, registration is required. Youth can register for turnuptuesday.eventbrite.com on Eventbrite.  For more information, contact Reginald Crossley at 404-612-7386 or email Reginald.Crossley@fultoncountyga.gov.  The Office of Children and Youth is a division of the Fulton County Aging and Youth Services Department.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Liaison in the Aging and Youth Services Department at (404) 613-7944. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.