THE MISSION

Summer Safe, Incorporated is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of Atlanta school age youth in underserved communities through transformative summer camp experiences with enriching activities that will be provided in a safe and loving environment, and that keep youth out of harm’s way.

THE VISION

In many underserved communities in Atlanta the summer months become a time of crisis and turmoil because of the lack of formal activities within an environment that has the potential to leave many of these youth to their own devices. While youth in more influential neighborhoods have a variety of summer activities from which to choose, choices in other communities may be far less desirable, again leaving some youth to navigate the summer months often succumbing to the pitfalls that seem to await those who are without planned activities for the summer.
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Unfortunately for these youth the lack of supervision can lead to non-productive and unacceptable behavior, causing problems not only for themselves and their friends, but the community and their parents as well. Using our many years of experience and working with other agencies and organizations, our ultimate goal is to ensure a safe summer camp environment while providing an experience that enriches the lives of our youth and instills healthy social growth, increases core values that are invaluable for life and decreases crime amongst Atlanta’s youth.

Our summer camp program provides a food nutrition program, educational summit/seminars, field trips, recreational activity enlistment, and free hair cuts/styles, all geared toward creating learning experiences that inspire youth to reach their full potential as responsible and caring members of their families and communities.

All activities approved by the Board of Directors and the scheduled implementation of such activities (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.) are to be carried out by future staff and/or agents authorized by the corporation for such purposes. The purpose of these activities is to promote positive and productive lifestyles practices through mentorship and positive lifestyle and making choices within the home and community at large.

OUR GOALS

Our organization will build a strong network with other youth organizations and local, state and federal agencies.We will research and chart past and current data from various sources related to the ways to supplement educational support to at risk youth outside the classroom. Effectively target the population most in need of these services
Assess what elements of the program already in existence that are working and implement these into our program. Gather information as a guide to making policy decisions that will benefit targeted groups.

SERVICES

Youth enrichment programs consisting, Food Nutrition Programs, Educational Summit/Seminars, Field Trips, Recreational Activity Enlistment, Free Hair Cuts/Styles.

Meet Our Team

Jeremiah Dawson and his team will be able to inspire instead of expire our next generation; By mentorship, seminars, workshops, recreational activities, health and nutrition, and lots of free giveaway for the kids and the community. Jeremiah Dawson and his team are making an impactful effort to bring awareness and reduce violence especially during the summer months when our youth tend to be more idle or prone to violence at random. “Working together to keep our kids safe” is our motto. 
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Jeremiah Dawson

CEO / Founder

Jeremiah Dawson is an Atlanta born native who grew up in an Adamsville neighborhood located on the west side of Atlanta. He's had to endure some of life’s toughest obstacles growing up. Dealing with the pain of abandonment, substance abuse from his parents, loss of family and friends, and being poverty stricken at an early age.
He began his journey in 2015 initially with his business partner Marlon Nash.
The first venture would be The Uplift Atlanta Project, a Non-Profit Organization where they fed and clothe the homeless. Inspired to take action and provide a safe and positive environment for inner city youth due to the increasing amount of violence in his childhood neighborhood. Summer Safe Atlanta was brought to life with the goal of instilling morals, values, and building blocks needed for a successful future.

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Lil Bankhead

Co - founder / Media Director

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Khajit Maat

Co - founder 

Khajit Maat is a young visual artist who hails from the west side of Atlanta. His family owns Tassili’s Raw Reality, a raw vegan restaurant and staple in the historical Westend district that has been around over a decade. By providing health conscious nourishment and his artistic talents, Khajit has helped build and foster the the Summersafe initiative. 

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Chef Marlo

Co - founder / Vice President

Chef Marlo is the executive chef & creative coordinator for Cravings Express. Chef Marlo worked as a restaurant chef, at Seasons 52 & Rosa Mexicano, for more than 10 years before opening his own company that specializes in upscale catering, personal chef, & meal plan services for Atlanta’s elite. He is also active in the community feeding the less fortunate monthly from the Cravings Express food truck he owns and operate along withhis staff. He works closely with The Logan Wilkes Foundation on several programs such as “Cooking & Connecting with Chef Marlo" program in Atlanta Public Schools, “Eat Well Live Kids”, & “Becoming a Better You” Wellness Group with the Department of Public Health. 

Terryl Barnes

Co - founder / CFO

Terryl Barnes is a Certified Public Accountant and philanthropist with over 10+ years of experience. He is the Chief Financial Officer for Cravings Express LLC, bringing his expertise and professional experience to Summer Safe Atlanta. Terryl co-founded Summer Safe Atlanta as a way to give back to the community and be a leading example for the youth. One of our goals is to introduce a variety of experiences to our people that will empower them to be successful in a safe and positive environment.

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Jaida Jackson 

Chief Administrator

Jaida Is the President of Operations for Summer Safe as well as other operations commanded by Chief Executive Operator, Jeremiah Dawson. 
Ms. Jackson is a long time dedicated, driven, resourceful and loyal intriquet key companonet to ensuring that all aspects of operations are delivered with professionalism and excellent customer service. Jaida has a drive for inner city youth with a desire to
help any child see a more positive and rewarding aspect of their circumstances and life.

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Michael Cheek

Co - founder / Executive director

A brilliant entertainer and amiable host, A -Town Mike has been conquering everything from major events and television, to radio and local clubs.
With over ten years of experience under his belt as the host of the Atlanta night life. A-town has cemented himself as an expert in the art of entertainment as he continues to modivate and inspire audiences with his tireless enthusiasm.

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Diamond Randolph

Public relations / Outreach

Diamond Randolph is an ambitious and driven public relations strategist. She is the CEO of Pressure Media Networks, LLC. She has extensive experience directing PR campaigns in both agency and in-house settings. Proven success developing, managing and implementing media strategies and measuring results across traditional media and digital channels. Bring to the table a strong network of global media contacts. Partnering with SummerSafe Atlanta as a sponsor along with two other organizations garnering community goodwill.

Jason Ervin

Content Specialist / Youth Development Coach

Jason Ervin (@mrensanety) is an Atlanta based Content Specialist for his company, Kingsize Multimedia Group, LLC. Having spent over ten years working in the areas of radio, music, editing, photography, and videography, Jason is able to produce media that grabs the public’s attention in a challenging digital world. Jason has successfully served a range of clients, including celebrities, musicians, rappers, politicians, entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, and nonprofit organizations. His goal is to not only document the Summer Safe Atlanta program, but also share his surplus of knowledge and know-how with the youth in the community to help develop creativity and curiosity. A big believer in paying it forward, Jason supports the Summer Safe Atlanta initiative, and the grass roots it is built on.


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Zonquil Bailey

Co / founder/President

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Jonathan Tabb

Sports Coordinator / Youth development

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Keith Matthews

Technology advisor/Lost and Found Media

Keith Matthews is an artist, creative director and technical consultant who has over 20 years of experience working with digital media tools. He has worked with brands such as ESPN, Honda, Coke, Mini Cooper, and At&T. He currently works as an AR developer for Lost and Found Media, LLC in Atlanta.
“I did a year of trade school in 10th grade and some of those skills I still use to this day when it comes to the bringing creative endeavors from concept to compleation so I truly understand how getting the youth interested and involved in technology early can be a future asset to the community and perhaps the world.”

Reggie Hall

Content Specialist

Reggie Hall is an Entrepreneur / Music Artist, with roots in Tennessee. Moving to Atlanta in 2009 with intensions of pursuing a music career. Reggie had the opportunity to develop a love , for seeing to it that children receive some knowledge on how to create a financially stable environment. So they could provide food, housing and clothing for their families , for themselves and for the people in their inner circle. With some college and Air Force under his belt. Reggie is also a Natural Creative. Being the CEO of his own entertainment company..... Music and Media seems to be the outline of his success. With SummerSafeAtlanta we can give the youth a productive future to look forward too.

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