Local Success Story To Return For Celebration Of Youth Home That Gave Him A Second Chance
Paul Anderson Youth Home in Vidalia, Ga., Welcoming Back Graduates for its 60th Anniversary
Paul Anderson, who was declared "the strongest man in the world" after the 1956 Melbourne Olympic games, was a gold medal winner and weightlifting legend. To this day, no one has exceeded or even matched his feat of lifting 6,270 lb. in a back lift. Anderson used his fame to promote youth physical fitness and his devotion to Jesus Christ. While touring the country as a goodwill ambassador, he developed a desire to help young people mired in bad behavior and poor choices which were throwing their lives away. Along with his wife Glenda, who still maintains quite a presence at the Home, the Paul Anderson Youth Home was founded in 1961.
PAYH celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year with a specific goal in mind. The organization will be reaching out across the country to let parents and advocates know there is a place to find an alternative to jail for troubled young men and boys who need a second chance.
Rhemann is one of six distinguished alumni recognized by the youth home as true success stories, living productive and positive lives and named "Gold Medalists for Life."
In tandem with the 60th Anniversary and the award, an awareness campaign encompassing print and digital channels will focus on stories like his, targeting prosecutors, law enforcement, legal aid, social services, parent groups, churches and other organizations who could intervene and keep a troubled boy or young man from prison and put them on track to change their lives.
"I was kicked out of school in 10th grade and becoming unmanageable. Then, after some run-ins with the police, I ended up at Paul Anderson Youth Home," Rhemann said.
The PAYH success stories span decades, with graduates found all over the country. For more information about Paul Anderson Youth Home or donate, call (912) 537-7237 or visit www.payh.org.
To learn the rest of Rhemann's story, watch his video here https://youtu.be/