There will be mentoring organizations available to meet with parents and students at the College Fair at Bennett High School on Sat. Feb 8 from 9-2. The letter below will explain a little more about the idea behind the initiative to promote unity in the community on behalf of our children. If you are a mentoring organization please join us.
United Black Men’s Think Tank of Buffalo
P O Box 1553
Buffalo, New York 14215
January 21, 2014
The United Black Men’s Think Tank (UBMTT) seeks to help reduce in-school violence and disruptive behavior, and to increase student’s persistence in achieving high educational outcomes.
All of our research indicates that connecting children with caring adults, willing to coach the children through life’s distractions and obstacles, can be the difference in a child’s success in becoming educationally, socially and vocationally prepared for adulthood.
The United Black Men’s Think Tank is working to help mobilize all of the capacity that exists in our community to provide any form of mentoring support for our youth, be it spiritual, social, recreational or sports.
We are trying to bring together representatives of every Faith-based Organization, Sorority, Fraternity, and or Boys and Girls groups who currently conduct any form of individual and group mentoring and or youth development activity within the City. We will develop a capacity analysis, and how we might build on that capacity, working in collaboration with the Community Action Organization’s Youth Development Department, each of you, and the Student Services Division of the Buffalo Board of Education.
Please send a representative to the next mentoring collaboration meeting, January 29 at 6:00 pm at the Rafi Greene resource Center at 1423 Fillmore Avenue. We look forward to seeing you there.
For further information please contact Bernadine Kennedy at (716) 884-3312.
The United Black Men’s Think Tank