Last night, the Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. (JLA) announced a $100,000 investment in youthSpark’s Building Better Futures campaign to fund a new Youth Services Center. The gift was presented by Sarah Batts, 2015-16 JLA president, to Alex Trouteaud, youthSpark executive director, in front of nearly 650 JLA members at their winter general membership meeting at Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
“JLA is pleased to be a spark for Atlanta’s youth by investing $100,000 in youthSpark’s new Youth Services Center inside the Fulton County Juvenile Court building. These funds will help abused and exploited children receive the restorative services they need, at the time and place when they need it most,” said Batts. “From launching the Atlanta Speech School in 1938 to opening the Atlanta Children’s Shelter in 1987, the League has been a community leader where Atlanta’s women and children have needed us most. This gift is another bold step toward our second century of service.”