During the Summer of 2020, when national protests broke out in response to George Floyd's death, many students and young adults participated in protests and marches in Atlanta. Amongst this group were Xxavier Robertson and Ty Alston, who had a sincere and passionate desire to respond and do something positive to create a safer city and build trust between Atlanta cops and the city's young adults.
In response, the "Students for a Safer Atlanta" project was developed to provide an opportunity for college students to have a voice of influence in the ongoing planning and discussions around the future of policing. The project gives students a "seat at the table" with the decision makers that are working on strategies, policies, and programming to build a safer Atlanta for all.
Engage Public Safety is the engine behind this project and is partnering with college students from various HBCU's and other campuses.