Khemari likes to come to the Welcome All Recreation Center during the week. In fact, most of his time outside of school is spent there — he’s there a lot after school. 

Khemari loves sports. But this isn’t his season yet — he’s more of a baseball guy. He’s also “more of a math guy,” but today he’s joining the reading program at Welcome All.  

Khemari reads a lot at school, but after school he doesn’t get as much time to, which makes access to a program like the one offered by Atlanta CARES so important.   

Khemari attended the literacy program at Welcome All, which is hosted by Atlanta CARES. The program is funded by United Way of Greater Atlanta’s African-American Partnership, and it is held at a number of other locations across Greater Atlanta’s 13 counties.  

Brenda Coleman is the executive director of Atlanta CARES, a nonprofit that partners with United Way of Greater Atlanta’s African-American Partnership to offer its literacy program at multiple locations across the South Fulton area. Coleman says she picked Welcome All specifically because United Way reported that this was an area of low child well-being in Greater Atlanta.  

AAP 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. 

Khemari likes to read a bit of everything he can get his hands on. He says he’s into “all types of stuff” — he likes “chapter books,” biographies and historical fiction stories. All of it.  

AAP helps give students like Khemari access to “all types” of materials. A donation to AAP is a donation to Khemari and a commitment to impacting more lives in Greater Atlanta just like him.  

Don’t you want to be a part of that impact?  

You can find out how by joining AAP today. Email AAP@unitedwayatlanta.org to learn more about the group and how to join.