Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Coastal has been invited by local radio station, Magic 103.9, in supporting popular nationally syndicated urban radio personality Michael Baisden’s One Million Mentors Campaign and Save Our Kids tour.
Baisden’s seven month, 72-city national bus tour stops in Savannah on March 27 after beginning in Dallas where Baisden’s show is headquartered.
The Michael Baisden Show is the top-ranked urban afternoon program in the country. Every weekday, Baisden ignites lively, passionate discussions while combining the best in music, comedy and social commentary to inspire real change across America.
In 2007, he spearheaded the widely reported Jena 6 civil rights demonstration where tens of thousands of Americans peacefully marched in Louisiana to protest the justice system’s mistreatment of six young African American men.
“We applaud Michael Baisden’s fearless focus on encouraging community activism and believe his outspoken advocacy and support of mentoring will make a real difference in our community,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Coastal Empire’s Executive Director John Kendricks. “We have independent evidence and know first-hand how longterm volunteer mentoring makes communities stronger and safer, empowering children and families to beat the odds.
During the tour, the Michael Baisden Foundation will team with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, 100 Black Men of America, National Cares Mentoring Movement, and the United Way, local faith-based organizations and other community mentoring organizations to educate communities about mentoring and raise funds to support local organizations.
The One Million Mentors tour comes on the heels of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ national summit with African American fraternity leaders from Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi, who have teamed with the nation’s largest donor-supported network of volunteer mentors in an unprecedented collaboration.
With African American boys disproportionately representing the children waiting to be matched with “Bigs,” the fraternities have committed to help recruit Big Brothers and raise funds so that agencies can meet the demand with sufficient match support.
Representatives from the local fraternities have been asked to join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Coastal Empire at the One Million Mentors rally.
The Michael Baisden Foundation is collaborating with national and local organizations to support the efforts of Mentor organizations and organizations that support children. Over the past four years the foundation has donated nearly a half million dollars to other 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. to help support Youth Organizations.