ATLANTA- (November 20, 2023) Just in time for Thanksgiving, the most critical families of Frederick Douglass High School and Frederick Douglass 9th Grade STEAM Academy were gifted the fixings for holiday dinners. The Safe Space podcast, in partnership with the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, presented 10 families each a turkey and basket of non-perishables.
Frederick Douglass High School (FDHS) was established in 1968 and is located in a neighborhood comprised of a high number of single and multi-family dwellings and elderly residents. The current school population consists of students who come from feeder schools, students whose families recently moved into the neighborhood, and students from outside Douglass’s zoned area who are attracted to the Magnet Program. Douglass High has a school-wide Title I program and serves students in the: Gifted and Talented; English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL); Program for Exceptional Children (PEC); and the Remedial Education Program (REP). Douglass has an enrollment of 1,835 students.
The Frederick Douglass 9th Grade STEAM Academy is the educational hub for 9th grade scholars that specialize in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.
“As we count our blessings, we are grateful to have this opportunity to help those in need. As mentorship of our students extends to the whole family, it is our hope that this provides a bit of nourishment and relief,“ said Louis Negron, Executive Director of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
The vision of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. is to become the city’s strongest, most self-reliant African American volunteer organization focused on education, enrichment and empowerment. A non-profit organization, The 100 provides college preparatory services and mentorship to at-risk Atlanta youth. Civic-minded members dedicate their time and talent as mentors to help boys and girls break the cycles of poverty, under-achievement and violence that plague their communities, thus enabling them to seek their highest potential. Since its inception in 1986, 100% of the students who complete Project Success, the organization’s flagship program, have graduated from high school and 80% have graduated from college in four years, far outpacing the national averages. Project Success is a nationally recognized post-secondary preparation, tuition assistance, and mentoring program for Atlanta Public Schools (APS) students whereby the 100 Black Men of Atlanta provides tuition-assistance scholarships for all Project Success students who graduate from high school. For more info: https://100blackmen-atlanta.org.