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Mentoring Students: Changing Lives In Inner- City Schools

Organized by: Olufemi Fadeyibi

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THE STORY:

I started teaching high school in inner-inner city Philadelphia right out of college; That was 9 years ago.  Since then, 8 of my African-American male students have been murdered, and many more have been incarcerated.

While some do graduate and reach success, that number is far too few as compared to those who do not.  

The mentoring program I started is helping change these statistics.  While the program is still in its inception stages, it has already started making an impact.  

The biggest quantifiable impact is that 10 out of 11 of the African-American male students who participated in the program brought up their GPA’s after the mentoring program started. 

But what is even bigger than that, to me at least, is that now, the students who thought that basketball and rapping were their way out, are now discussing college!  Not only discussing, but demonstrating actions that will lead to college.  We are changing a mindset at the program.  

Any donation will be used to continue the goal of helping motivate inner-city adolescent males of color finish high school and succeed in college. 

$735

 

6% Raised of $12,000 Goal

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  • Rasheed

     

  • Omolabake Fadeyibi

     

  • Folaji Fadeyibi

     

  • Deji Babalola

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jonas Harris (Preparing Urban Youth For Life)

     

  • Horace R. Rooney Jr.

     

  • Jon Netzel

     

  • Passion Fruit

     

  • Dr. Fran Sullivan, Jr.

     

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Donor Comments

Dr. Fran Sullivan, Jr.

Dr. Fran Sullivan, Jr.

2 years ago

Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit

2 years ago

Jon Netzel

Jon Netzel

Keep up the good work 2 years ago

Horace R. Rooney Jr.

Horace R. Rooney Jr.

Contributing towards the leaders of tomorrow 2 years ago

Jonas Harris (Preparing Urban Youth For Life)

Jonas Harris (Preparing Urban Youth For Life)

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Deji Babalola

Deji Babalola

3 years ago

Folaji Fadeyibi

Folaji Fadeyibi

Well said. Keep up the good work. I was glad to be a part of this and I'm grateful for the opportunity to speak to the students. Looking forward to a return visit. 3 years ago

Omolabake Fadeyibi

Omolabake Fadeyibi

Well needed in the community. Great Job. We need to engage them so they can be better for tomorrow. Keep up the good work. 3 years ago

Rasheed

Rasheed

3 years ago

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