CONYERS, GA – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced that More Than Conquerors, Inc. of Conyers, a nonprofit organization that helps young people make healthy choices, received a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grant.
“More Than Conquerors has been in our DeKalb and Rockdale County communities for more than 30 years,” said Rep. Johnson. “They have been helping our youth during a tricky time – teenagers who are just beginning to understand who they are as people and all the peer pressure and desire to fit in that comes with that. Conquerors helps our teens navigate this difficult time with positive physical, emotional and academic development while building up their resistance to unhealthy risk behaviors such as the use of drugs and alcohol.”
The grant will help provide an array of healthy marriage promotion services designed to support healthy relationships and marriage, including the value of marriage in future family formation and skills-based healthy relationship and marriage education to youth in schools.
“The project serves high school students with the provision of knowledge and skills that will assist toward improving their present and future relationships, become more responsible with money via budgeting and financial literacy training, and cultivate conflict management skills through instruction in dating/domestic violence prevention,” said Tina Thomas, Director of Programs for More Than Conquerors Inc. “MATURE Plus III also integrates comprehensive case management, as well as job and career advancement services in this initiative. The project benefits from the proven approaches utilized by Workforce Development to teach employment skills and help project participants on a path toward job security and economic self-sufficiency.”
For more information on the HHS grant, click HERE. For more information about More Than Conquerors, click HERE.