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PRESS RELEASE: Introducing the Inaugural Graduates of the GA P.A.T.H. Program


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This is the official press release for the 1st graduating class of the KAAG GA P.A.T.H. Program, a 7 month exposure and mentorship program for those interested in careers in lobbying in Georgia.

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PRESS RELEASE: Introducing the Inaugural Graduates of the GA P.A.T.H. Program

  1. 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Dar’shun Kendrick April 26th, 2018 (404) 919-0660 KAAG Announces 18 Graduates of the Inaugural Class of the GA P.A.T.H. Program ATLANTA – Kendrick Advisory & Advocacy Group, LLC (“KAAG”) is proud to announce the graduates from the Inaugural GA P.A.T.H. Program. The GA P.A.T.H. (“Providing Access To The Halls [of Government]” program is an initiative of KAAG to provide exposure through mentoring and training to minorities and women interested in lobbying careers in Georgia. After 8 months of training, exposure, mentorship and friendship, the Inaugural class had its closing ceremony on Wednesday, April 25th in the evening at the Georgia Nurses Association center. More about the graduates and about the program can be found at “This was an interesting class in that it was the first of its kind in the state of Georgia and so I was learning what worked and what didn’t along with the class members. We all knew that if we could make this unique program into something special that it would affect policy in the long term and future generations. So after over 21 “in class hours”, numerous “in field” hours, a mentor shadow day, a pitch workshop by an expert, a career development day, and several panels including lobbyists and legislators----the end result was that this program is special and changing lives.” says Founder of the GA P.A.T.H. Program and KAAG Owner Dar’shun Kendrick. “I am excited about this 1st graduating class and subsequent classes as we try to provide a direct pipeline to lobbying careers in the state of Georgia.” The 2018 graduates of the Inaugural GA P.A.T.H. Program are: 1. Pia Scott 2. Richie Scales 3. Chari Lawrence 4. Tracy Wilson
  2. 2. 5. Roderick Cunningham 6. Kadedra Caldwell 7. Cassandra Kirk 8. Anthony Truitt 9. John Moss 10.Johnny Williams 11.Solidad Nicholson 12.Taurus McClain 13.Tracy Neal 14.Allen Campbell 15.Rebecca West 16.Marlene Fosque 17.Shontiece Epps 18.Breka Tinch “All of the classes were informative and I learned something in every class.” Says graduate Richie Scales, a local paralegal at a law firm. Ms. Scales was awarded “Most Helpful Classmate” and “Perfect Attendance” at the Closing Ceremony. She was also recommended to be on the GA P.A.T.H. Program Advisory Board that will help shape the policies, events, and curriculum for the upcoming GA P.A.T.H. class. Those that are interested in this program can go to to view the powerpoint presentation that was presented on April 14th for the last class giving an overview of the 2017-2018 program, with information about the upcoming class. Applications for the 2018-2019 class will open in August and the first class will be October 2019. If you’d like to support as a business or organization, various forms of sponsorship are available as well. For more information, contact Dar’shun Kendrick, Owner of KAAG, at (404) 919-0660 or KAAG curates and executes customized initiatives, programs and events to help companies meet their specific diversity and inclusion objectives, particularly in the area of technology and policy. ###