Clark Atlanta University Partners with Artist Jay ‘Jeezy’ Jenkins’ Street Dreamz Foundation and Tony Robbins Foundation for ‘Wheels of Dreamz’ Bike Giveaway
04/02/2021ATLANTA, (April 2, 2021) — Clark Atlanta University has partnered with multi-platinum recording artist Jay ‘Jeezy’ Jenkins’ Street Dreamz Foundation and The Tony Robbins Foundation to hold the first-ever ‘Wheels of Dreamz’ event on Saturday, April 3. The event hosts will give away 500 bicycles and helmets to public school students in Atlanta’s Washington Cluster area, HBCU college students and students involved with the Motherless Daughters Foundation.
“We are proud to partner on this wonderful cause with Mr. Jenkins’s foundation and The Tony Robbins Foundation,” said Clark Atlanta University president Dr. George T. French, Jr. “One of our most important duties as good community citizens is to ensure that young people are given the resources they need to grow, develop and succeed.”
All 500 students selected to be part of the invitation-only ‘Wheels of Dreamz’ event come from underserved or Title I schools. Clark Atlanta University was chosen as an event partner because of its commitment to underserved youth and its downtown location in The Atlanta University Center, recognized as a hub for African-American student achievement. The goal of the event is to promote a healthier and more active lifestyle amongst youth from overlooked communities while inspiring the next generation to also prioritize their emotional and mental wellness.
In addition to the bike giveaway, students will have the opportunity to join in a mile-long bike ride, led by Jenkins, through the Atlanta University Center. There will be a brief ceremony with remarks from Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, former Ambassador Andrew Young, Xernona Clayton, Jenkins president French and many more. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed throughout the event.
About Clark Atlanta University
Established in 1988 by the historic consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869),
Clark Atlanta University continues a 150-year legacy rooted in African-American tradition and focused on the future. Through global innovation, transformative educational experiences, and high-value engagement. CAU cultivates lifted lives that transform the world. Notable alumni include: James Weldon Johnson; American civil rights activist, poet, and songwriter (Lift Every Voice and Sing "The Black National Anthem"; Ralph David Abernathy Sr., American civil rights activist; Congressman Hank Johnson, Georgia District 4; Kenya Barris, American award-winning television and movie producer; Kenny Leon, Tony Award-winning Broadway Director; Jacque Reid, Emmy Award-winning Television Personality and Journalist; Brandon Thompson, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for NASCAR; Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Recording Academy. To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit www.cau.edu.