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.
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.”
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.
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.
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