Fulton County Unveils Youth Rite of Passage Mentorship Series

Rite of Passage Mentor Series

Fulton County Unveils Youth Rite of Passage Mentorship Series

January 05, 2024
The series focuses on breaking the cycle of violence by improving the lives for youth and young men of color.
The rise in violence and deaths has become an almost daily occurrence throughout the metro Atlanta area. To curb the violence, Fulton County is investing in the lives of its youth through the Rite of Passage Mentorship Series with its 2024 kickoff on Saturday, January 6, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Legacy Center located at 3015 RN Martin Street, East Point, GA, 30344.

The Fulton County Department of Community Development launched the mentorship series during the summer of 2021 as part of the My Brother's Keeper Fulton County Taskforce (MBKFC). MBKFC is an initiative of the Obama Foundation's My Brother's Keeper Alliance, focusing 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 "Rite of Passage," is to support the need for positive male enrichment and essential life skills.

"Our youth are in need of positive role models now more than ever," said Director of Community Development, Stan Wilson. "We must give our young men the tools to create successful life outcomes."

Participants who complete 7 of the 10 sessions will be able to participate in a culminating ceremony to celebrate the participants' Rite of Passage.

For more information and to join the Rite of Passage Program, contact Reginald Crossley, Coordinator, via e-mail at Reginald.Crossley@fultoncountyga.gov.