The Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, Let’s Raise A Million (LRAM), Sustainable Atlanta and the Department of Watershed have partnered up to start the Atlanta Mentorship Program for Sustainability . The program not only provided free energy saving light bulbs and low-flow water kits to modest mean residents throughout the city (particularly in communities like Ashby Park, Magnolia Park, Chappell Forest, Overlook Atlanta and Mozley Park), but also trained 20 Mayor’s Youth Program participants to install them. It is estimated that the initiatives of the Atlanta companies have saved over $4 million in energy and water consumption.
The Atlanta Workforce Development Agency was responsible for training the 20 youths to install the energy-saving devices. In an increasingly environmentally-conscious world, the agency’s mission to develop and cultivae an adequate pool of qualified employees for the growing business market means focusing on training in energy efficiency and renewable energy device installation and maintenance. The participating students were trained and supervised by college students frmo LRAM, a student-led urban ecological project.