The RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network is excited to announce the four winning projects and teams of the SDG Projects in the Atlanta Community Grant. A full summary of the winners can be found here.
Plant & Parlay will forge meaningful conversations that impact and inspire young adults to catalyze change in socially innovative and creative ways through a podcast series. Led by Cam Christian, Director of Community Engagement and Co-Founder of Plantlanta. #SDG4 #SDG10 #SDG11
PublicWatch ATL will function as an accessible, web-based resource on the intensity, scale, and recurrence of incidents of police brutality and racial profiling throughout the metro Atlanta area. Led by Skyler Stirling and Liliana Esquivel, Oglethorpe student and alumna. #SDG10 #SDG11 #SDG16
Recycled Art as Activism is a campus project consisting of an art competition, comprised of art pieces made entirely from recycled materials, with a theme of social justice. Led by Cam Lorys and Allison Yates, Kennesaw State University students. #SDG10 #SDG12 #SDG13
Read-to-Me (R2M) combines youth literacy and STEM education related to horticulture for children (K-5) to encourage a love of reading and awareness on the importance of a healthy environment and lifestyle. Led by Joan Wilson, Assistant Director for the Urban Health Initiative, and Brandon Young, Founder of Cruz’s Fishermen Inc. #SDG2 #SDG3 #SDG4
Funding for these grants was made possible with support from the Turner Foundation. These grants are linked with our network’s goal of increasing education (through the free virtual Youth & The Sustainable Development Goals course) and activism around the SDGs, with an intentional focus on nurturing youth engagement and leadership.
Stay tuned for more stories on the winning projects in the coming year!