As part of National Mentoring Month, Concerned Black Men of Los Angeles and CBM CARES® of Los Angeles lead a “Reach Back” Mentor Campaign Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at The Church of Scientology Community Center, Los Angeles.
The “Reach Back” Mentor Campaign was initiated as a city-wide mentor movement to mentor young Black males in South Los Angeles. The Town Hall meeting was called to discuss ways to help turn the tide of our young black males, including how men in the community can lend their voices, time and experience to the cause. The meeting was held to deliver the message that our communities need mentors from every faith and socioeconomic background. Media personnel, corporate professional and individuals need to come together to assist in reaching the city-wide recruiting goals.
President Barack Obama has proclaimed January National Mentoring Month, urging Americans to give back to young people, saying mentors help children grow into productive and responsible adults. CBMLA and CBM CARES® aims to collaborate with churches, businesses, and schools across Los Angeles to spread awareness and recruit mentors during the month-long National Mentoring Month activities passing out literature, showcasing videos, and signing up potential mentors.
Concerned Black Men of Los Angeles would like to personally thank our distinguished panelists for attending: Mr. Robert E. Rubin, Sons of Abraham, Mr. Terry Boykins, Street Positive, Mr. Maurice Buntin, CBM CARES®, and Mr. Oletunde Kosoko, CBMLA.