NSHSS member and Ambassador Tony Betton Jr. of Atlanta, GA keeps extremely busy during his senior year at Fine Arts Magnet High School at Mt. Zion. His goal is to attend Georgia State University in the heart of downtown Atlanta, and therefore, is also the location of the majority of his volunteer activities.
The King Center in Atlanta, GA was established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King as a living memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As an educational resource to students, parents, and tourists around the world, the King Center preaches the life, legacy, and teachings of Dr. King.
Tony spends most of his volunteer time at the King Center and has been working with the employees of the Center since the age of ten. Each year he attends the MLK Salute to Greatness Dinner as well as performs at various events throughout the year. He is also certified to teach Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Principles of Nonviolence after completing the official training.
Recently, the King Center kicked off the International #ChooseNonviolence Campaign which Tony is thoroughly involved in. This campaign will be active during MLK’s 100 Days of Nonviolence celebrated every year in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiatives include No Shots Fired, Human Trafficking Awareness, as well as participation from the Atlanta Hawks.
“I am proud to be affiliated with the Historic King Center and the International #ChooseNonviolence Campaign. Thank you to my King Center family for allowing me to be so involved with your great work and initiatives.” said Tony at the 2014 Salute to Greatness Dinner.
You can view the King Center's #ChooseNonviolence campaign video starring Tony at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF81x3RhwXs.