02-23-2020 · African-American Partnership


Trevion is the definition of a champion. 

Carita Jackson, associate executive director of the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA in Atlanta, knows Trevion well.

 Jackson says she’s known him for almost two years now, and in that time, she’s watched him “master the art of utilizing his pain to create gains,” Jackson says. 

 Trevion is involved in the African-American Partnership’s Build-A-Library program at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA. AAP is a United Way of Greater Atlanta affinity group, and they help provide books and other learning materials for YMCA and other agencies across Greater Atlanta through Build-A-Library. APP celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with its fifth-annual Leadership Luncheon on Feb. 29, 2020.  

 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 dollars go directly into this community and help other young men like Trevion become champions, too. Giving to AAP helps empower others to make change in their life and a difference in their community. Don’t you want to be a part of that change?  

 This program has put him in a position to teach his peers how to hold each other accountable for their actions, how to be young men and women of integrity and see how easy it is to be successful if you put in the work needed to attract success,” Jackson says.  

To help create champions like Trevion, join the African-American Partnership today. Email AAP@unitedwayatlanta.org to learn more.