This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend an event sponsored by one of our BBCBI grantees, Reality Mentor, Inc. With a theme of “We Believe in You,” the organization celebrated its Black Boys College Bound Mentoring Program that provides black teenage boys with mentoring, youth leadership development, and college readiness activities to help them succeed in high school and continue to and through college.
I really enjoyed meeting the wonderful Reality Mentor, Inc. staff and supporters. It was enlightening to see their enthusiasm for such very important and meaningful work. I was also able to witness something that foundations love to see, collaboration amongst non-profit organizations. Reality Mentor, Inc. and Be A Mentor signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start a new partnership which will allow Reality Mentor, Inc. to enhance its services, including the ability to better track students’ progress through high school and college.
I’m excited to be working with such dedicated people. If any of your organizations have similar gatherings that you would like us to attend, feel free to let me know!