WELCOME TO THE DUKES FOUNDATION
We are on a path of expansion this year through the tremendous
efforts and support of our Board members, supporters, program participants, and
As one of Metropolitan Atlanta’s respected non-profit youth
mentoring services organization, The Dukes Foundation’s mission is “to serve
Atlanta’s urban communities by assisting ‘At risk ‘youth in their efforts to
become successful and to live healthy, productive lives,” has reached new
With continued success we are enthusiastic about the infinite
possibilities and new accomplishments that await the Foundation.
Join us now in making mentoring our Youth a priority as we celebrate
10 unbroken years of Service.
Introducing mobile app
to improve support for Youth Mentoring and quality of life in communities
By offering an easy-to-use
search tool through Android app, Parents will have an opportunity to receive
more insight on the positive impact of mentoring. Similarly Supporters can
become more engaged in the activities and fundraising for Youth Mentoring
is the first in a series of mobile and online resources The Dukes Foundation
will introduce over the next nine months to assist in improving the quality of
life in communities
Some of 12 Mentees in the 2013 High School Graduates
FOUNDATION SUPPORT FOR CURE FOR CANCER CONTINUES WITH DINNER TO HONOR YOUNG
A Dinner for
Children with Cancer was hosted by us at the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders
Center at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, Egleston Hospital to honor young
Cancer patients, their families and the Hospital staff. The memory of the late
Justin Bonner, a young Cancer Patient and former Mentee was also recognized.
The event was
held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. It began at 6:30 pm and was attended by
appreciative Patients, their families, friends and Members of the Hospital Staff
on the 3rd floor tower II of the Aflac Cancer Center 1405 Clifton Road, Atlanta,
GA 30322. Supporting our Chief Executive Officer Mr. Horace Dukes was supported
by Mr. Raglan, Mentoring Site Manager for Atlanta South, Mrs. Brigette Woodard,
Director of Culture and Mr. Jerome Bright, a Patron.
Representing Aflac Cancer Center@ Egleston Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was
Ms. Yvette Dennison Campbell, Business Operations Supervisor.
Windom, Principal of Crim Open Campus School addressed the dinner and provided a
viewing of the academic accomplishments of Justin Bonner in film.
provided by Aunt Laura’s Restaurant.
Atlanta Leaders saluted for their support of
Atlanta’s Youth development at Bucked
Over 200 Business and Civic Leaders marked
10 years of Youth Mentoring Service in Atlanta.
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MENTORING…THE KEY TO SUCCESSSS
In a Pew Public/Private
Ventures Study of 959 boys and girls with 60% members of a minority group, 60%
boys, and 80% from low-income households, 487 were matched with mentors and the
remaining 472 were the control group with no mentors.
After 18 months with mentors, an evaluation of these children revealed the boys
and girls were:
46 % less likely to use illegal drugs 27% less likely to use alcohol 37% less
likely to skip class 53% less likely to skip school 33% less likely to hit
A study by Proctor and Gamble of mentoring in Cincinnati schools showed that
young people with mentors were more likely to
Stay in school, Attend classes, Be less disruptive when attending class, Get
better grades, Go to college
A Ford Foundation study of high school students from families receiving public
assistance found that those with mentors were more likely than those without
Graduate from high school, Enroll in college, Have fewer children, Have fewer
arrests, Live without public assistance, Become involved in community service,
Be hopeful about their future
California Mentor Foundation surveyed 124 mentor programs with 36,251 mentors
and 57,659 Mentees. The survey showed that:
98% stayed in school, 85% did not use drugs, 98% Deterred from teen pregnancy,
98% did not join a gang,
Mentoring is vitally needed and does work.
E-MENTORING, ONLINE TV YOUTH CHANNEL AND INTERACTIVE CAREER PROGRAM