While Avant-Youth has chosen to stand with those who have been harmed by racial injustices, we do not condone the violence that has harmed many small, local businesses in the Atlanta area during the May 29 riots. As one of the more diverse newsrooms in America that is not catered to any one race, we can understand why these protests and riots are happening. Our target audience are people that live in Georgia and are between 17-27 years old – regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic background, gender, sexual orientation and walks of life. Therefore, destroying those who have built their livelihood with their own two hands is not the answer [especially since more than half of Atlanta’s small businesses are minority-owned], and here’s where you can help.

If you are a small business owner in the metro Atlanta area that has been negatively affected by the protests (or racial injustice, even), please fill out our form by clicking the button below. It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete.

As we verify each business [large or small], we ask that you please be patient with us, since we don’t wish to lead our readers astray.

Lastly, if you’re able to support our journalism, our team has been out there covering the protests day in and day out, tirelessly working to capture the good and the bad, as well as keeping the government accountable by reminding them: They’re being watched.