YOUNG GENERATION MOVEMENT BELIEVES THAT EVERY CHILD DESERVES LOVE, RESPECT, AND A SAFE/SUPPORTIVE, AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT. WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING THIS THROUGH EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT, FINANCIAL LITERACY, HEALTH, AND WELLNESS COACHING, AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE YOUTH OF ALL AGES TO PREVENT AND ASSIST IN ALL OF LIFE’S CHANGES.
" EVERYBODY CAN BE GREAT BECAUSE ANYBODY CAN SERVE. YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE TO SERVE. YOU DON'T HAVE TO MAKE YOUR SUBJECT AND VERBS AGREE TO SERVE. YOU ONLY NEED A HEART FULL OF GRACE, A SOUL GENERATED BY LOVE."
-MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
YOUNG GENERATION MOVEMENT WAS FOUNDED ON THE BELIEF THAT ALL YOUNG PEOPLE, REGARDLESS OF THEIR BACKGROUNDS OR THE CHALLENGES THEY FACE, HAVE THE DESIRE, TALENTS, AND POTENTIAL TO BE PARTICIPATING.
THEY SAY THIS...
One in five youth from low-income families (20 percent) are charged with an adult crime by the age of 24, which is higher than the number of youth from middle- and high-income families (16 and 12 percent, respectively).
Only one in ten youth from low-income families (10 percent) go on to graduate from a four-year college, compared with over a quarter (28 percent) of youth from middle-income families and a half (50 percent) of youth from high-income families.
WHAT WE SAY
We recruit and build the trust of vulnerable youth, in an effort to prevent PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder), cognitive consequences, peer pressure, and a sense of inadequacy.
Over 90% of the youth who have participated in YGM have graduated high school and attended some level of college.
95% of the YGM participants helped to prevent gang violence and assisted in the overall reduction in the juvenile crime rate in Fulton County since 2012.