Join us for the 2nd annual Arise, An Agape Empowerment Experience for women and girls benefitting Agape Youth and Family Center.
Come be inspired as we enlighten the next generation of women leaders to make a difference in their communities and the world at large.
Arise, an Agape Empowerment Experience will bring together mothers and daughters, mentors and mentees and friend groups for an afternoon of empowerment and networking, while underscoring the message that each girl and woman has the unique ability to influence her environments in a dynamic and positive manner.
Don’t miss the “blue” carpet experience and Keynote Address from writer and producer, Chrishaunda Lee Perez, a sit-down luncheon, and other notable programming, including local leader honorees, DJ, live auction, raffle and so much more!
Chrishaunda Lee Perez
Chrishaunda Lee Perez is a writer, producer, and orator best known for her popular debut novel, “We Come as Girls, We Leave as Women”, about high school senior girls overcoming personal challenges as they head towards graduation, released in fall 2018.
Ms. Perez earned her start in entertainment as a fashion publicist for several years, then in front of camera corresponding on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2004, and later on
"Entertainment Tonight" in 2005. A long-time animal advocate, Chrishaunda co-hosted the
show, "Animal Attractions" for PBS in 2007.
Chrishaunda Lee Perez is a graduate of Miss Porter's School and Wesleyan University.
Master of Ceremonies
Jovita Moore anchors the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on Channel 2 Action News. Jovita joined WSB-TV in 1998. Jovita holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.
Jovita is a native New Yorker who proudly calls Atlanta home. Jovita is a busy mom who also donates countless hours to civic associations and non-profit organizations across metro Atlanta. She also mentors students and sits on the board of directors for several non-profits.
The mission of Agape Youth & Family Center is to empower and support underserved families to discover and embrace their full potential. Agape achieves this mission by providing academic support and services for school-age children from underserved families, and an expanding complement of family services and community outreach programs to provide a supportive environment for successful youth development.
Agape Youth & Family Center's youth programs provide in-school and after-school enrichment for 200 students in grades K-12 in the Bolton Road Corridor of Fulton County. Within the four Atlanta Public Schools that Agape serves—E. Rivers Elementary School, Bolton Academy, Sutton Middle School, North Atlanta High School. Over 2,000 students within these schools qualify for free or reduced lunch. Students in these schools struggle to achieve academically, challenged by literacy and math deficiencies, language barriers and a lack of college readiness.
Agape Youth & Family Center
2210 Marietta Boulevard NW
Atlanta, GA 30318