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Project WOR mentoring program celebrates 1st class graduation
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Front row: Board members State Court Judge Nancy Bills, Magistrate Judge Phinia Aten, Probate Judge Charles Mayes, Rockdale Sheriff Eric Levett and Conyers Police Sgt. Peggy Dunn

The Project WOR Prevention and Intervention Mentoring Program, by Son-Rise Outreach, celebrated its  inaugural graduating class on Sunday, July 27, at the Christian Growth Cathedral, 1655 Irwin Bridge Rd.,  Conyers. 

The program is geared to youth sixth grade to 12th grade who are at risk as well as youth who are not, as a proactive measure. The program’s mission is to prepare and coach teens to become proficient in making good choices and developing behaviors consistent with excellence in day to day life.

“After years of preparation and planning, this summer was our first enrichment class and we are super excited about our inaugural graduation,” said Mary Ross, Executive Director of NAACP Atlanta and Project WOR Chair.

Dignitaries and board members who had guided the formation of the program were in attendance, including: Board Members Chair Mary Ross, Co-Chair Eric Humphrey, Co-Chair Bryant Millner, Secretary Karen James, Treasurer Andre Powell, Yakima Douglas, David Flanigan, Arlan Gibson, Lessinesa Hill, Founder and Pastor David Kenney, Sr., Tiffany Millner, Lashon Maddox, Tameka Singh. Coalition Partners include: NAACP Atlanta, NAACP Rockdale, Rockdale County Board of Commissioners, Rockdale County Juvenile Court, Rockdale County Magistrate Court, Rockdale County Public Schools system, Rockdale County State Court, Rockdale County Superior Court

Project WOR is looking to start its fall class. For more, contact or 770-837-8925.