The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Chaplaincy Program is hosting the second annual H.Y.P.E. Conference on Saturday, Oct. 15.  The acronym H.Y.P.E. stands for Helping Our Youth Prosper and Evolve. The conference will be from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church, 534 Fairburn Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30331.

Sheriff Ted Jackson said the conference will give young people the “necessary tools to prosper, thrive, and advance” through middle and high school. Students ages 11-17 from local schools and churches have been invited to participate in the conference. The chaplains have rounded up several highly energized speakers to come and mentor youth in hopes of planting positive seeds in their minds that will allow them to grow and prosper into talented adults.

WAOK Talk Radio Host Derrick Boazman will be there, along with Georgia State Rep. Tyrone Brooks. The students will participate in sessions covering the judicial system, the importance of education, health and wellness, gang and drug resistance, and bullying.  There will also be a special forum for parents.  The conference is free to students and they will be provided with breakfast and lunch.

For more information, please contact Community Outreach at 404- 612-3562.

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