Nearly 400 attended training centered on mentoring males
On Saturday, January 6, nearly 400 community members attended the Urban Congress’ MentoringBR Community Training to learn practical ways to mentor African American male youth.
The event, held at the EBR Council on Aging’s Event Center, was led by Brian Sales, a representative of the national mentoring partnership, MENTOR. The ultimate goal was to teach community members about the real and potential challenges Black males face daily and give them practical ways they can guide and inspire them.
“What we want to do is to strengthen their awareness of how they engage with Black boys in our community,” said Raymond Jetson, president and CEO of MetroMorphosis.
Among the attendees was a diverse assembly of community members, organizations active in mentoring, and faith-based groups.
MentoringBR and the Urban Congress will connect those who are not part of a specific organization to opportunities to apply the skills they’ve learned on Saturday.
Community members who missed the first training opportunity are encouraged to register for and attend the second and final training on Saturday January 20. Registration is open at mentoringbr.org.