Chattanooga Mentoring Collective To Host Male Mentor Breakfast Friday

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Josiah Golson
Josiah Golson

United Way of Greater Chattanooga’s Mentoring Collective will host the third Male Mentor Breakfast on Friday. The agenda includes the kick-off of the 100 Men in 100 Days campaign and keynote speaker Josiah Golson. 

The breakfast will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. at United Way of Greater Chattanooga, 630 Market St.

The 100 Men in 100 Days campaign, facilitated by Chattanooga Mentoring Collective, will pair local male mentors of color with minority young men in Chattanooga, in partnership with agencies like Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys and Girls Club. Elizabeth Tallman, coordinator for the event, says male mentors are crucial for success of local youth. 

“We know that when young men have mentors they can relate to, they’re more likely to graduate high school and become leaders themselves,” she said. 

Speaker Josiah Golson founded the 800 Collective, a diverse artist group that uses art as a means of civic engagement. Mr. Golson and the 800 Collective have partnered with many local organizations, such as Jazzanooga, Studio Everything, Glass House Collective, and River City Company. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mr. Golson collaborated with Jazzanooga to host “What WOKE Looks Like,” a cultural community dialogue inspired in part by his recent attendance at the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. He recently released his debut book, The Souls of Free Folk, a celebration of the African American experience through original art and poetry. 

Learn more about Chattanooga Mentoring Collective or sign up to be a mentor at http://www.mentorchatt.org 

For more information contact Ms. Tallman at 752-0307, elizabethtallman@uwchatt.org


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