RauryRecent Tucker High School and C5 Georgia graduate Raury Tullis wants to “change what’s cool in this city and what people think when they think of Atlanta’s artistic scene.” Atlanta’s Creative Loafing (CL) thinks the future of the ATL’s musical future rests in his hands—and even gave him the cover of the magazine’s annual Music Issue. We’re simply excited that C5 Georgia had a hand in influencing Raury’s life’s trajectory.

In a profile of Raury and his unique, sometimes guerilla musical endeavors, CL noted, “Raury’s participation in the C5 Youth Foundation/Coca-Cola Teen Leadership program was life-changing. The organization encourages youth confidence and team-building skills via extended camping and hiking trips (he wears the hat as an homage to the experience and his love for nature). Raury started applying the new wave scientific school of thought he developed as a result to his music.”

If Raury represents the future of Atlanta’s blooming arts scene, he more than represents the future potential of all of our students. And we’re more than thrilled to have had a part in guiding his creative path. We’re also thrilled that despite his hectic schedule, he will take the time to come speak to current C5 Georgia students at our 5th Annual Youth Leadership Summit on September 27th — the same day that he opens for Outkast during their sold-out Atlanta show. Now that’s dedication.

Quotes by Raury Tullis appeared in Creative Loafing Vol. 43, No. 8, “The 2014 Music Issue”, June 19-25, 2014.

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