Georgia Youth Preparing for The MonuMENTAL Experience

I am so excited to be a part of a new group of young community innovators who are making some major things happen in the youth and young adult communities in Georgia and the U.S. This group is called “MobileAyes“, which is a is a collaborative multimedia platform of inspirational content produced to  educate and mobilize youth and young adults for uplifting local community engagement. Our first event is at the end of August, when we will take a group of young people from Atlanta and Savannah to the MLK Memorial celebration August 27-29. Check out the story below of our press conference with the mayor of Savannah, Georgia.


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Local Community Leaders Celebrate & Support Upcoming Youth Journey to Washington DC

Savannah, GA — On Wednesday, July 27th at 1:00 PM, Savannah civic and faith community leaders will gather together at City Hall. The gathering will include a press conference to highlight a planned bus expedition, scheduled for August 27th-29th that will guide youth and young adults on a transformative journey from Savannah to Washington, DC. The trip features the Dedication Ceremony of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on Sunday, August 28th and tours of monuments to the American people and our federal government. This hands-on civic “mobile learning” experience will allow the emerging leaders of Savannah to celebrate with our nation and recognize the powerful legacy of an extraordinary Georgia-born citizen. The youth and young adults on the journey will represent the broad spectrum of our community across interfaith, multicultural and multi-ethnic lines. Our shared stories will lay a solid foundation of friendships to build understanding and a healthy future for the City of Savannah.

Many Savannah-based leaders and organizations have affirmed their presence at the press conference which will include: Office of the Mayor Otis Johnson, Chatham County Commission, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, A. Phillip Ralph Institute, First African Baptist Church, Roman Diocese of Savannah, and many other community representatives.

The Journey to Washington will consist of “mobile” MonuMENTAL interactive learning experience, allowing participants to engage the legacy, history and accomplishments of the American Civil Rights Movement. In addition, youth will create conversations that capture key issues impacting the development of youth and young adults within our community (jobs, entrepreneurship, knowledge economy, education, community health & wellness, and technology) as we begin to craft a comprehensive vision for responsible progress.

Additional details about the upcoming youth and young adults journey will be provided during the press conference by trip organizers YouthUniverse and The H.O.P.E. Institute.

For more information or to schedule interviews about the MonuMENTAL Experience, visit or contact Mr. Dwayne Marshall at (678) 576-4834 or via email at

“This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.