Box 2, Folder 24, Document 52

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April 22, 1969

The Honorable Spiro T. Agnew

The Vice President of the
United States

Washington, D. C.

Dear Mr.

Vice President:

The City of Atlanta is happy to participate in the National Summer
Youth Program,

It is my understanding that, to date, Morehouse College is the only
Atlanta college participating in this program.

Mr. John Cox, Executive Director of the Youth Council, as well
as coordinator for our Youth Opportunity Program in Atlanta, has
taken the following action:



contacted all of the NCAA Colleges in Atlanta to
encourage them to participate. So far, only
Morehouse College is participating. Emory and
Georgia Tech indicated that they could not participate
because of other building and activity programs this

communicated with Coach Forbes, Morehouse's

Director, isidividually, and discussed Morehouse's
Proposal prior to submission. He later held a

meeting with Dr. Forbes involving personnel from

the City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation Department,
Economic Opportunity Atlanta and the Community Chest.
At this meeting, the following proposed modification

and changes were suggested and agreed to by Dr. Forbes.

a The program would operate from 9:30-1:30 instead
of 8:00-12:00 noma;


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The Honorable Spiro T. Agnew
April 22, 1969






The target areas would be the Nash Washington
and the West End areas;

The EOA Center in the West End and Nash
Washington areas, the Robinson Boys Club,

the Atlanta Girls Club and the Public Housing
Projects in these areas would refer the partici-
pants to this program;

Bussing wuld be kept at a minimum, transporta-
tion would be used for trips and support for the
on-going program;

A maximurm number of poor youth from the
target area will be hired by the Project;

The college will explore the possibility of
expanding this program if such needs warrant,
utilizing other facilities;

Finally, the college has agreed to fully coordinate
this project into the total Youth Opportunity
Program effort.

We will continue to maintain a working relationship with this program
and ke@p your representative informed on its progress.

As Mayor of the City of Atlanta, I fully endorse this program and
recommend its funding.



Ivan Allen, Jr.

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