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Start Strong Atlanta showcased at King Center's 2012 Dreamkeeper's Expo

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Janet Christenbury

Start Strong Atlanta aims to reach up to 10,000 youth in the Atlanta area.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change will honor Start Strong Atlanta as a featured organization in The King Center’s 2012 Dreamkeeper's Expo. The expo kicks off the year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s "I Have a Dream" speech. Start Strong Atlanta is one of 10 organizations to be showcased as groups dedicated to furthering Dr. King’s work in building the "beloved community."

The expo will be held on Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.

Start Strong Atlanta is a public health initiative focused on building healthy teen relationships and preventing teen dating violence. Partnered with Emory University, Grady Hospital and Atlanta Public Schools, Start Strong Atlanta works to help young people learn how to be in a healthy dating relationship.

The Jane Fonda Center at Emory University is one of 11 community organizations nationwide to receive $1 million in funding through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s national Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships initiative.

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