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The Legacy Center

Big Brothers Anonymous: Obama Foundation | MBK Alliance

In an effort to address opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color ages 12-24, the Fulton County Department of Community Development, Youth and Community Services Division (YCS) launched its mentorship series in the summer of 2021 as part of the My Brother’s Keeper Fulton County Taskforce

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Big Brothers Anonymous: Obama Foundation | MBK Alliance
Big Brothers Anonymous: Obama Foundation | MBK Alliance

Time & Location

Jul 16, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

The Legacy Center, R N Martin St, East Point, GA 30344, USA

About the event

In an effort to address opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color ages 12-24, the Fulton County Department of Community Development, Youth and Community Services Division (YCS) launched its mentorship series in the summer of 2021 as part of the My Brother’s Keeper Fulton County Taskforce (MBKFC).  MBKFC, an initiative of the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, focuses on building safe and inclusive communities for boys and young men of color and ensuring that all young people can reach their full potential.  The goal of this mentorship series, entitled “Big Brothers Anonymous”, is to support the need for positive male enrichment and essential life skills focused on some of the following areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Anger Management
  • Gang Prevention and Intervention
  • Employment and Training
  • Record Expungement
  • Fatherhood and Parenting

By participating, boys and young men of color benefit from mentorship opportunities, resources, and essential life skills for self-sufficiency. Participants also engage with industry professionals in some of the following career paths:

  • Emerging Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education
  • Vocational (Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, Welding, HVAC)
  • Law

As a means of providing full access to the program, MBKFC offers a service referral system pipeline in conjunction with Fulton County’s community partners serving their target populations. The intake process includes some of the following: Intake Questionnaire, Profile Setup, Service Referrals, and Impact Reports. MBKFC is seeking youth service providers, speakers, restaurants, barbers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, welders, heating and air technicians, entrepreneurs, fisherman, financial literacy, photographers, videographers, coders, web and app developers, athletes, farmers, music engineers, healthcare professionals, etc. to help share industry specific knowledge and life skills relevant to success in those respective areas.  The mentorship series takes place the first and third Saturdays of each month from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Legacy Center located in East Point, GA.  For more information and to join the Big Brothers Anonymous Mentorship Series, please visit our website: www.fultoncountyga.gov/MBKFC or contact Reginald Crossley, Coordinator via e-mail at Reginald.Crossley@fultoncountyga.gov.

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