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Georgia Power Area Manager Toni Hannah recently met with DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox to discuss the company’s continued support of her “Boys to Men” Camp for young men ages nine through 16 years old.

“I created the program after talking to inmates about why they ended up behind bars and what could’ve made a difference,” said Maddox during the conversation.

The classes are run by Law Enforcement with the support of 100 Black Men, Omega Psi Phi and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternities. During the program, the young men are learning how to tie a tie, taking etiquette classes, and learning how to effectively resist gangs and bullying.  

Maddox said the camp covers a wide range of life skills and helps bridge the gap between these young men and law enforcement. A program aimed at supporting young women in the community is also under consideration. Georgia Power looks forward to continuing to provide financial and volunteer support for the programs in the coming year.

Article courtesy of Metro Atlanta CEO, published November 4, 2021,