(Subjects addressed at Weekly Mentoring Sessions on Mondays and Thursdays)

  • Teen parenthood
  • Substance abuse
  • Criminal behaviors
  • Lack of self-esteem
  • Poor school performance/Grade retention
  • Absenteeism
  • Discipline problems at school
  • Low educational expectations/Lack of plans for education beyond high school
  • Lack of interaction with extracurricular activities
  • Importance of giving back to the community
  • Importance of working harder to place in the top 10% of class and earn scholarships

Guest Speakers at weekly mentoring sessions

  • Mr. James Atkins – Preparation for College entry
  • Dr. Derrick Beech – How Medicine affects our daily living and attaining personal Success
  • Ms. Boykin – Medical Testing and Goal Setting
  • Mr. Anthony Clark – Importance of making right choices in life
  • Mr. Leon DuBose – The importance of Information Technology
  • Dr. Kathleen Hall – Obtaining Stress Relief
  • Dr. Courtney Hammonds – The impact of Fashion and Motivation
  • Mike Howard – From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Success Begins Within
  • Mr. Carlos Jones – Keys to successful Entrepreneurship
  • Mr. Stafford Maxwell – Establish a Foreign Currency Trading Business
  • Mr. Frank McCullough – Guide to Business and Personal Development
  • Hon. Ceasar Mitchell – The functions of Local and Community Government
  • Mr. Solon Patterson – Guide to Personal Financial Management and Importance of developing a sound personal financial path
  • Mr. Derrick Sandifer – Delivery of Spoken word
  • Mr. Tim Strickland – Making the right Choices in Life

Mentees Accomplishments

  • 1 Graduated from Morehouse Cum Laude and top GPA in Dept. of Math & Physics
  • James Atkins graduated from South Atlanta school of Animation & Computer Design as Gates Millennium Scholar with 3.9 GPA earned $1.5 Million in Scholarship
  • The late Justin Bonner graduated from The New Alonzo Crim High School 2012
  • 75% of Mentees are in the top 10 percent of their Class Performance level
  • 15,000 average community service hours served per cohort
  • $6000 raised for cancer awareness and prevention

Mentee Enrollment

  • 90 Mentees served ( Due to transportation and other constraints attendance is rotated at cultural events and mentoring sessions are done in two groups)

Mentees Activities and Special Programs Participation

  • Cirque De Sole Cultural Event attended by Mentees
  • K & G ‘Make Over’ for Four selected Mentees with WATC TV
  • Malibu Entertainment Complex outing for Mentees
  • Coan Park Cook out event to recognize Mentees achievements
  • Hawks Basketball Game attended by Mentees
  • Atlanta Dream WNBA Game attended by Mentees
  • Regions Bank held a ceremony to certify 27 Mentees who participated in a 9 module, 2 month Financial Literacy Certification Program

Mentees Community Service

  • Cancer Research Support Fundraising $2,300 Raised
  • Teddy Bears and Toys collected and donated to Homeless Shelter
  • Stuffed Animals and Toys Collected and donated to 4 Children’s Hospital Campuses

List of Schools Served

  • Samye Coan Middle School
  • Maynard H. Jackson High School
  • Grady High School
  • The New Alonzo Crim High School
  • School of Law & Social Justice at South Atlanta
  • Computer Animation & Design School at South Atlanta
  • Medical Science School at South Atlanta
  • School of Arts at the School of Carver Complex
  • Frederick Douglas High School
  • Mundy Mills Middle School, Clayton County
  • Babb Middle School, Clayton County
  • Columbia Middle School, DeKalb County
  • Savannah State University
  • South Carolina State University
  • Alabama A&M University
  • Morehouse College

Mentees Entering Colleges and Universities

  • Bethune Cookman University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Columbus State University
  • Concordia College, Selma, Alabama
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Perimeter College
  • Georgia State University
  • Morehouse College
  • Oglethorpe University
  • Savannah State University
  • Southern University and A&M College
  • University of West Georgia
  • Virginia State University

Passing and Burial of Former Mentee

  • One of our Mentees, Justin Bonner succumbed to cancer. Members of the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors made financial contribution to his burial. We are grateful for their contribution. Special thanks to Dr. Carole Williams, a Member of the Board of Advisors and the Carl Williams Funeral Home and Riverdale Florists.

Monthly Worship Service Attendance

  • Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
  • Ben Hill United Methodist Church
  • Emanuel Baptist Church
  • Enon Baptist Church
  • First Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
  • Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church
  • Historical Mt. Zion AME Church, South Carolina
  • Lovely Hill Baptist Church, Holly Hill, South Carolina
  • St. Philip AME Church
  • Victory for the World Church