Upward Of 600 Men Sign Up To Mentor Boys And Teens In Atlanta

Aug 19, 2019

More than 600 men have signed up to be mentors to young boys and teens in Atlanta.

In June, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms put out a call during her monthly “Ask the Mayor” conversation with GPB, for 100 men to participate in the city's My Brother's Keeper program.

On Friday, she thanked the men for stepping up.

“I think it just really speaks to Atlanta," Bottoms said before detailing the next steps of the program.

"Now, we are going through the vetting process and the orientation process to make sure those who have signed up will be an appropriate match,” she said.

Related: Atlanta Mayor Asks For 100 Men To Mentor Young Boys And Teens

The mentors will work with boys ages 6 through 14 who are on the Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list.

It comes as the city wants to increase participation in the My Brother's Keeper Program started by President Obama in 2014.

You can watch the mayor's full conversation from this month's conversation below.