Joe Brownlee, Southwest Regional Director for Georgia Power, recently announced that the utility will be committing $15 million over the next five years to support and advance racial equity and social justice efforts in the state. The funding will focus on education, equity, criminal justice, and economic empowerment. As part of the effort Georgia Power will be committing 250 mentors throughout the state to work with minority children to keep them from falling into the cracks of the justice system. These mentors will teach the kids life skills, financial basics, and general advice on how to give them hope for a better opportunity.
Joe Brownlee sat down with our friends at Georgia CEO to discuss these commitments and how they will benefit the entire state: