Please join American Turkish Friendship Council (ATFC) and our partners Moving in the Spirit and ÇATOM as we showcase a remarkable organization, the Young Guru Academy (YGA), and celebrate our common interest in impacting social good.
Through the values that unite us and make us stronger in mutual friendship and innovation, we can make a difference in the lives of various communities as well as individuals.
Our special guests from Turkey, the YGA, who cultivate socially conscious leaders to solve important problems, will share with us innovative projects that have been recognized globally.
We will have a very special dinner where among many other surprises, Turkish food by Truva Turkish Kitchen will be served along with an acoustic guitar program performed by Bill Hart, an amazing guitarist who has released 5 albums, his most recent 2016 release being “Touch of Blue” accompanied by solo singer Sezin Miller.
We thank this event's sponsors GSU-CIBER, Truva Turkish Kitchen and Bill Hart for their support.
Georgia State University
1st Floor Lobby
55 Park Place NE
Ticket Price: $100
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Payments can be made through the Eventbrite page or as Checks.
For payments in the form of checks: Please make your tax-deductible checks payable to the ATFC (Memo: ATFC Projects - Joining Hands), a 501(c) (3) Non-Profit Organization, and mail it to 1266 West Paces Ferry Road # 257 Atlanta, GA 30327-2306 along with the RSVP Card.
YGA is a non-profit organization founded in Turkey in 2000 which cultivates selfless leaders to realize the dream of a brighter future for the younger generations. Their Mobile Phone Technology to Assist Visually Impaired People project has been awarded the GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation award for the second time in 2016.
Moving in the Spirit (MiS) is a non-profit organization, youth development program that uses the art of dance to positively transform the lives of children and teens in Atlanta, Georgia. Their mission is to Educate, Inspire, and Unite young.
ÇATOMs are community centers working with women and young children in areas of Turkey’s Southeastern Anatolia region. ÇATOMs were established in 1995 in cooperation with the Southeastern Anatolian Project (GAP) Administration and UNICEF. ÇATOMs expanded to include the Black Sea Region with the funds received from the European Union.
Bill Hart was born and raised in Ontario, Canada and began playing guitar at the young age of nine years old. Hart immediately felt drawn to the instrument and would find every opportunity to covertly rendezvous with his guitar (more info about Bill here: http://www.billhartmusic.com/bio.html).