Questions from GA Voice in the wake of the agency’s pleas for donations revealed the YouthPride board had not met in more than a year and did not have the five members required by the organization’s bylaws. Leaders now refuse to speak publicly about YouthPride, so whether the agency is now in compliance is not known.
The YouthPride website lists the agency’s hours as Monday through Friday, 3-8 p.m., and Saturday, 3-6 p.m.
Fulton County property tax records show 955 Washington Place is owned by Rodney K. Turner, who is pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Atlanta. Turner has a history of working with AIDS ministries and is founder of Product of the Power Ministry, Inc. , according to his online biography.
In non-profit corporation records filed with the Georgia Secretary of State in March, the ministry’s address is listed as 955 Washington Place. Product of the Power is dedicated to “a biblical approach to breaking through the power of sin and addiction,” according to its website.
Top photo: YouthPride’s apparent new home is a house in the West End area of Atlanta. (by Dyana Bagby)