What They See is What They'll Be


Trey Godfrey

Executive Director, 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge

As executive director of the nonprofit 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, Trey Godfrey is a mentor and father figure for countless young men in the Capital Region. He, along with a committed group of volunteers, build community by enhancing the lives of African American youth through mentoring, tutoring, and teaching life and leadership skills. The organization empowers and equips these young people to reach their full potential, says Trey, noting that “our youth make up around 35% of our population, but 100% of our future.”

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Mentoring the Future: The Role of a Lifetime

Trey Godfrey leads by example in his commitment to elevating his community and state by working to enhance the lives of young people.


Our Impact Starts Now

Without access to strong male leadership either at home or in the community, young men are not empowered to reach their full potential. Because of this, mentoring is the hallmark of the organization's work. "You have to be dedicated to impacting change and in it for the long haul," reiterates Trey.

of 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge's "Project Excel" mentees in the high school graduating class of 2020 enrolled in a 4-year university
of students who meet regularly with their mentors are less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip class
of youth who meet regularly with their mentors are less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking
of at-risk young adults who had a mentor aspire to enroll in and graduate from college versus half of at-risk young adults who had no mentor

What They See is What They'll Be

100 Black Men of Baton Rouge works daily to open doors, to mentor, to expose, to encourage, to support, and to enhance lives. The men of this organization have a trenchant and urgent commitment to empower and equip young people of our community to become the best versions of themselves that they can be.

Get to know

Trey Godfrey

What is your favorite Louisiana song?

Aaron Neville’s rendition of Randy Newman’s Louisiana 1927, a testament to the spirit and resilience of this great state

What’s your sales pitch to a person considering moving to Louisiana?

Louisiana provides the perfect combination of passionate people, an embracing culture, a growing trained workforce and, of course, delicious food.

What should Louisiana’s top priority be?

Education. Increased educational attainment is tied to increased job satisfaction, higher income, better benefits, a healthier community, and lower incarceration rates.

Making an Impact in

Baton Rouge

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