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Jack Jennings is making a difference among the youth in Warrenton, Georgia. Jennings, along with four friends from high school, have begun Enrichment Avenue, Inc., an organization with a mission to embrace opportunities to demonstrate positive guidance, encourage higher learning, and assist in restoring the interest in a quality life.
“We were inspired to start this organization due to the direction that we felt our youth were heading. Being young men who have gained the respect of our elders, peers and youth, we feel that we are capable of using our influence to inspire the youth to strive for a brighter future,” said Jennings about the foundation of Enrichment Avenue.
Enrichment Avenue provides the Warrenton youth positive role models, career guidance, family events, tutoring, and encouragement. Their first official event, The 1st Annual Back to School Bash, in August was a huge community success.
Dr. Amy Children, professor of special education and Jennings’ graduate advisor, said, “as an African American male growing up in rural Georgia, Jack understands the risks these children face and is committed to providing them support and showing them the opportunities they have to make a meaningful life."
Jennings graduated from the College of Education in 2008 with a Master’s degree in Special Education. Since graduation, Jennings has worked with students with severe emotional and behavioral needs at Georgia Network of Educational and Therapeutic Support of Oconee.
To find out more about Enrichment Avenue, Inc., email firstname.lastname@example.org.