By Alexis Grace | on August 16, 2021
By Staff Report | The Atlanta Voice
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms hosted the 2021 Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament, which benefits the Mayor’s Youth Scholarship Program (MYSP).
The Mayor’s Youth Scholarship Program (MYSP) was launched successful 2005 to enactment expenses associated with assemblage truthful that fiscal hardship is not a obstruction for students seeking higher education. The programme helps students flooded fiscal interest and lingering indebtedness concerns, which successful crook builds a beardown instauration for aboriginal vocation occurrence and wealthiness gathering according to the MYSP website.
“As I look astatine you each today, I cognize for 92 scholars this year, you are lasting successful the spread for them. I cannot convey you enough,” Mayor Bottoms told those successful attendance.
The Tournament—held astatine East Lake Golf Club—brought unneurotic partners and leaders from crossed the metropolitan country to marque important investments successful the lives of promising Atlanta precocious schoolhouse students. The funds volition supply scholarships for the students to be a assemblage oregon assemblage of their choice.
For the upcoming 2021 schoolhouse year, astir $500,000 successful scholarships person been awarded to Atlanta students representing 36 universities and 13 precocious schools successful the Atlanta Public School system.
MYSP helps deserving students with assemblage expenses truthful that fiscal hardship is not a obstruction for students seeking higher education. Over the past decade, the programme has supported 875 students from precocious schools crossed Atlanta. The Mayor’s Youth Scholarship Program raises wealth passim the twelvemonth to guarantee arsenic galore Atlanta precocious schoolhouse graduates arsenic imaginable tin person backing for college, helping to physique a beardown instauration for aboriginal vocation occurrence and wealthiness building.
The MYSP is slated to payment astir 100 students this year.
In grant of Mayor Bottoms being named an honorary chap of the HBCU Executive Leadership Institute (HBCU ELI), this year’s lawsuit besides featured attendance by Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, Executive Director of the HBCU Executive Leadership Institute astatine Clark Atlanta University; Dr. George French Jr., President of Clark Atlanta University; and Dr. Robert Franklin, President Emeritus of Morehouse College. The institute, funded successful ample portion by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), serves arsenic an incubator for recruiting and processing the adjacent procreation of leaders for much than 100 HBCUs. The first-of-its-kind programme boasts a roster that includes 58% women, making it the nation’s astir divers cohort of aboriginal HBCU leaders.