By Stephen Nakrosis
Electric utility Georgia Power said Monday it and the Georgia Power Foundation plan to invest $75 million over a five-year period toward racial equity and social justice efforts in the state.
Georgia power said its efforts were part of a commitment by Southern Co., its parent company, and the company's charitable foundations to invest $200 million over five years to support such efforts.
Georgia power said it would distribute its money to support education equality, economic empowerment and criminal justice organizations.
Georgia Power also said it is building a team of 250 employees to help with mentoring activities across the state, part of its parent company's commitment to provide 5,000 mentors. The company said that by "sustaining a relationship between a youth and an adult through continued involvement, support and guidance, academics, career and life journey, youth are more likely to overcome more of life's hardships."
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