Former Atlanta Mayor and United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young inspired the mostly black student body at BEST Academy with a message Wednesday to “stay cool” when taunted and form bonds at school that will help them succeed.
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First days of school in metro Atlanta
Thursday — Forsyth County, Marietta city
Monday — Clayton, DeKalb, Fayette and Fulton counties
Atlanta city, Buford city, Cobb, Douglas and Gwinnett counties started Wednesday
Cherokee, Henry and Rockdale counties started Monday
Decatur city, Paulding County started Aug. 1