Athens Mayor Kelly Girtz and Deputy Police Chief Harrison Daniel join Safe America CEO in Athens City Hall to Kick off the ‘Safety Zone’ concept.
A salute to Athens Mayor Kelly Girtz and Police Chief Jerry Saulters who helped start new programs to help protect UGA students as well as young Clarke County school students. Safe America CEO Len Pagano offered support to teach youth with the ‘SAFE Tomorrows’ program… and to also invite Clarke Central High School students to become interns for the ‘Safety News Network’ program on YouTube.
“We’re saddened with what’s happened recently – in schools and in cities. And, we’re going to focus on how to encourage greater safety – not only for parents but for the students who have to grow up and understand safety themselves,” Pagano noted. “We’re proud of the Athens leadership – and Chief Jerry Saulters – and we look forward to doing more. We also support the University of Georgia and thank them for the interns they’ve provided for our YouTube ‘SNN’ network,” he added.
A new video on helping protect young girls from human trafficking is another project being produced this summer. Justin Mullis, a SPIA student at UGA, is finishing the production of the report on protecting women and young girls.
“We look forward to more interns in 2022-23 school year,” Pagano noted. “And, thanks to Athens non-profits like “Bigger Vision,” we’ll do more to help those who are homeless… plus support new safety techniques like using drones.”
Athens Chamber of Commerce President David Bradley has shown support for the new ‘Safety Zone’ programming that Safe America has offered leadership for. Pagano thanks Mr. Bradley for his support and offering advice on how to work in Clarke County – even considering support for donations. For firms or non-profits interested in being involved, contact Ty Morrow at (404)-997-9804.