Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is ensuring that the children in her city have a solid foundation for success. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she announced that the city of Atlanta is launching a mentor challenge in an effort to provide guidance for 100 boys.
The initiative—dubbed the 100 Men To Mentors Challenge—is a collaborative effort between the city and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta organization. It’s being rolled out under the My Brother’s Keeper project. Organizers are searching for mentors from different industries who can commit to meeting with their mentee a few times a month to cultivate an impactful relationship.
Mayor Bottoms believes representation is a key factor when it comes to success for young men. “I know how important it is for youth in our communities to see and engage with positive male role models,” she said in a statement, according to the news outlet. “It is up to all of us to create the kind of city that we want to live in and I am confident that the men of Atlanta will answer the call to help us create a city where our boys see and believe that they can become anything they dream of being.” Kwame Johnson, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta believes that the program will help the youth navigate life.
Mentors are needed throughout the country. According to the Youth Mentor initiative, there are 16 million children between the ages of 8 and 18 who don’t have a mentor.
Black Twitter Is Split On Reparations After Contentious House Hearing
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A couple of things #HR40 hearing is reinforcing:— Greg Carr (@AfricanaCarr) June 19, 2019
1. The need to study the long #Reparations movement and it’s well-established objectives is greater now than ever;
2. Supporters of White American nationalism can find an American Negro to say anything they need them to.
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It's important to continue to have the conversion about #reparations This is one of my favorite speeches of the late Martin Luther King "...we are coming to get it check" #Juneteenth pic.twitter.com/sxKbjxncKP— Essence Of Today (@DarkQueenJ_) June 19, 2019
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I’m getting quite tired of hearing and seeing white people debate whether or not we need #Reparations. Don’t cut me a check. Make a world where I don’t get scared that my 15 year old brother will be shot for wearing a hoodie and sweatpants— Aniya (@AniyaBrown_) June 19, 2019
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Jim Crow, redlining, mass incarceration, lynchings that CONTINUED to take place AFTER emancipation, discrimination, exploitation. We were the NON-CONSENTING human testers before the rats. And after all of that (& more) you still ask why #reparations are owed. Are you kidding me?— Genevia Dede (@persevere_fit) June 19, 2019
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To all the white folks saying that they don’t owe anything....— Chester Davis, Jr 🇺🇸🪶 (@CDjLive) June 19, 2019
Here’s the deal: you’ve been benefiting all this time from the foundational wealth created by slaves. America wouldn’t be the country it is today if it weren’t for slavery.
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this #ReparationsHearing is completely pointless and time wasting. What exactly are they studying? The only discussion should be on the dollar amount of the check.— QP (@IamQuidpro) June 19, 2019
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Is Burgess Owens the father of Candice Owens? He keeps saying Democratic Party uhhh Yes but fails to accept TODAYS (1964 - present) GOP policies and practices #reparationshearing— James Green (@SuccessMinded) June 19, 2019
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Reparations is a revolutionary act.— ghetto intellectual™ (@kzshabazz) June 19, 2019
You cant get reparations from a govt that is actively trying to destroy you and African people globally. What you are actually asking for is some modicum of relief and reform. Huey Newton might call it a "survival strategy." #ReparationsHearing
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#ReparationsHearing 😂😂😂— Brannu Sunyata (@BrannuSunyata) June 19, 2019
Y’all really gonna listen to people talk bullshit about OUR history as if they are qualified to speak on it? Nah. They didn’t ask to dehumanize us. They didn’t ask to steal this land.
I ain’t asking for freedom. I’m taking it. #FreedomOrDeath
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So many African Americans have done SO much with so little. Isn't it time? #reparationshearing— Anne C. Bailey Recent book: The Weeping Time (@annebailey63) June 19, 2019
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Launches Youth Mentoring Initiative was originally published on newsone.com