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The Emerging 100 of Atlanta teamed up with JCPenney to surprise our graduating seniors at The B.E.S.T. Academy with tailored suits of their very own at this year’s Vision Ceremony.

We are incredibly proud of these young men, and we’re sending them off to college in style! Thanks to CEO Marvin Ellison and JC Penney for making this possible.

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3rd Annual Emerging Leaders Awards & Scholarship Gala
 
—– Title Sponsor, Delta Air Lines —–
 
Recognizing the tenacious efforts of APS seniors who have overcome significant hardship to achieve academic success.
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Thank you Delta Air Lines for hosting a first class event for the Emerging 100 of Atlanta last month at the Delta Flight Museum!

Our members and guests got an opportunity to mix and mingle with more than 20 of Delta’s senior executives and directors over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. We’re grateful for the partnership! ‪#‎e100execs‬

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On Friday, September 18, 2015, the Emerging 100 of Atlanta hosted its Second Annual Police Interaction Forum at the BEST Academy at Benjamin S. Carson (BEST Academy). This forum was presented to the Juniors and Seniors (ages 16-18) at BEST Academy and focused on important topics such as knowing your basic civil rights, how to properly interact with police officers, and the delicate balance that lies between knowing your basic civil rights and the application of that knowledge to police interactions.

“We are inundated with graphic images and videos of negative police interactions on a regular basis. In light of heightened media attention surrounding instances of police brutality across the country, often involving young black men, this forum was aimed at educating and empowering these young men with the tools necessary to successfully navigate all police encounters, be it a simple traffic stop, a street encounter, or something more serious,” President Tony C. Jones said.

WSB-TV covered the forum. WATCH IT HERE.

Read more here.

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Emerging 100 mentee and B.E.S.T. Academy High School valedictorian, Sharod McClendon stuns the audience with his emotional story of perseverance. One you will never forget.

Take a look below and share congratulations for this incredible young man.

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