02-22-2020 · African-American Partnership


Quentin has learned that he can use his voice to spark change in his community. United Way of Greater Atlanta’s African-American Partnership helped him find his voice.   

Carita Jackson, associate executive director of the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA in Atlanta, speaks fondly of the teenager. She says after nearly two years of working with Quentin, she has seen him become a leader among his peers.  

Quentin is involved in AAP’s Build-A-Library program at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA. AAP is a United Way of Greater Atlanta affinity group. They help provide books and other learning materials for YMCA and other locations across Greater AtlantaAAis celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with its fifth-annual Leadership Luncheon 

The partnership launched June 2000 under the African American Initiative moniker by Conchita Robinson and Charles Stephens with the purpose of increasing financial participation and volunteers from our community.  

AAP is open to donors with shared affinities for philanthropy, leadership and service, and members of AAP donate $1,000 a year or more to United Way of Greater Atlanta.  

Those funds go back into this community and help young men like Quentin see their true potential and how they can achieve it. That’s what your dollars help do for this community.  

Quentin has become a leader in his community. He was the first teen to win the Dr. Walter Young Unsung Hero Award, which is given to those that “selflessly give of their time and talents to help create positive change.”  

You can help others in Atlanta create positive change, join the African-American Partnership today. Email AAP@unitedwayatlanta.org to learn more.