A Message from our Founder
Norma Joy Barnes
"Helping others to live better lives" is the motto of the Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. These words are more than an ambitious motto. They represent the actualization of a vision to serve the disadvantaged and the disenfranchised, with particular focus on at-risk youth and young minority males.
After seven years of service to the metropolitan Atlanta and surrounding communities, the CCMA is even more vigilant in its effort to positively impact the lives of young people. We invite you to partner with us in this life saving initiative.
With your help, we can give hope to the discouraged, illuminate a path for those who need direction, and empower at-risk youth and young males to live better lives. Together we can truly make a difference!
Norma Joy Barnes
About the CCMA...
The Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. (CCMA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded on April 17, 2008. The target audience served by the CCMA is at-risk youth and young minority males:
● The Priority Male Initiative (PMI) equips young minority males, 18-28 years of age, with life skills, success strategies, and vocational resources through outreach workshops, a sixteen-week training institute, and a Man-2-Man mentoring program.
● The Live B4U Die Summit, a mock funeral and forum, empowers youth and teenagers to avoid becoming the victim of untimely deaths due to drugs, homicide, suicide, HIV, automobile accidents and poor lifestyle choices.
● The Youth Ventures Program offers free books and other resources to churches and non-profit organizations that provide free life skills workshops to teenagers.
● The D.N.A. Young Fatherhood Program provides workshops, mentoring and counseling services to young males, 18-28 years of age, to help them become Devoted, Noble and Accountable fathers.
All CCMA programs are free of charge to participants.