John R. Lewis Legacy Institute Brings Transformative CAMP PROMISE to Atlanta for the First Time at Emory University

Inaugural Event Aims to Equip Young Men with Essential Life Skills and Leadership Qualities Through Dynamic Workshops and Inspirational Speaker Forum

The John R. Lewis Legacy Institute (JRLLI), founded by the family of Congressman John R. Lewis, is thrilled to announce the inaugural Camp Promise, Atlanta, taking place at Emory University from July 19 to July 21, 2024. Presented by The Same House, this camp aims to equip young males with essential tools for success, following the success of our first Camp Promise at Troy University.

Camp Promise aims to inspire and empower young men to make meaningful choices and develop skills to become community leaders. This free learning opportunity offers comprehensive personal development through impactful workshops, including:

  • Real Talk: Honest discussions about challenges and opportunities.
  • Choices and Consequences: Understanding decision impacts.
  • Financial Literacy: Managing money wisely.
  • Health and Wellness: Promoting physical and mental well-being.
  • Leadership and Empowerment: Building confidence and leadership skills.
  • Workforce Readiness: Preparing for the job market.
  • Good Trouble 101: Embracing John Lewis's legacy and making positive change.

We are also introducing the JRLLI Speaker Forum, where inspirational leaders share their insights with the campers. The Speaker Forum will feature a diverse lineup of influential figures from various fields who will discuss their personal journeys, obstacles they've overcome, and the importance of leadership and community engagement. This forum aims to broaden the campers' perspectives, inspire them to pursue their goals, and reinforce the values taught in the workshops. Each workshop provides a holistic approach to personal development, giving young men the knowledge, skills, and confidence to overcome challenges and succeed. Experienced instructors and mentors passionate about nurturing future leaders will facilitate the workshops.

"We are honored to bring Camp Promise to Atlanta, continuing the legacy of Congressman John Lewis by empowering young men with tools to make positive changes in their lives and communities," said Garry Lowe, Vice Chair of the John R. Lewis Legacy Institute. "Our goal is to inspire these young men to become tomorrow's leaders, equipped with the confidence and skills to navigate their futures successfully."

Jerrick Lewis, Executive Director of the John R. Lewis Legacy Institute, highlighted the significance of hosting Camp Promise in Troy, AL, the hometown of John Lewis. "Hosting Camp Promise in Troy was deeply meaningful, as it is John Lewis's hometown. This camp not only honors his life's work but also provides a transformative opportunity for young men to follow in his footsteps and become agents of change. We are excited to bring this experience to Emory University, continuing to inspire and empower young men in John Lewis's legacy."

Event Details:

  • Dates: July 19 - July 21, 2024
  • Location: Emory University's Goizueta Business School, Atlanta, GA
  • Registration: Free for rising 9th to 12th graders

With the support of corporate and community partners such as The Same House, Emory University's Goizueta Business School, Georgia Power, Chick-Fil-A, Kaiser Permanente, Usher’s New Look, and Warrick Dunn Charities, Camp Promise is poised to make a significant impact.

"We are proud to support Camp Promise and the John R. Lewis Legacy Institute in their mission to empower the next generation of leaders. This initiative aligns with our commitment to community development and education," said Rodney Bullard, CEO of The Same House.

The John R. Lewis Legacy Institute, founded by the family of Congressman John R. Lewis, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting diversity, civil rights education, and community service. The Institute aims to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders through education, mentorship, and community engagement. Camp Promise is a key initiative supporting young men’s growth and development.

Source: John R. Lewis Legacy Institute


Tags: Community Engagement, Emory University, Empowerment program, John Lewis, Youth Leadership

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The John R. Lewis Legacy Institute (JRLLI) is a nonprofit organization, comprised of members of Congressmen Lewis’ family, whose mission is to promote diversity, support civil rights education, and engage in dynamic community service projects.

John R. Lewis Legacy Institute
1300 South Brundidge Street PO box 76
Troy, AL 36081
United States