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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 volunteers.

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 heights.

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 Programs.

This app 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

   

   

 

 

 

Mentee Graduation Ceremony - Youtube

Mentee Performs - Youtube

 

 

DUKES FOUNDATION SUPPORT FOR CURE FOR CANCER CONTINUES WITH DINNER TO HONOR YOUNG CANCER PATIENTS

 

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.

Ms. Saundra Windom, Principal of Crim Open Campus School addressed the dinner and provided a viewing of the academic accomplishments of Justin Bonner in film.

 

Catering was provided by Aunt Laura’s Restaurant.

   

    

 

 

  

 

To: Horace Dukes,

      Dukes Foundation Corporation

 

Atlanta Leaders saluted for their support of

Atlanta’s Youth development at Bucked Gala.

 

Over 200 Business and Civic Leaders marked

10 years of Youth Mentoring Service in Atlanta.

         

      

 

            P.O. Box 170028, Atlanta, GA 30317 404-419-6452             www.dukesfoundation.org

 


































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 someone

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 mentors to:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMING SOON

E-MENTORING, ONLINE TV YOUTH CHANNEL AND INTERACTIVE CAREER PROGRAM

                            CME CAREER

 

    

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