"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." -Frederick Douglass

The Void

There is an expanding opportunity gap for Black boys 

Our Mission

Close Ties Leadership Program closes the opportunity gap for Black boys by cultivating leaders and providing opportunities through exposure, mentorship, and support.

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Exposure

We create a safe environment for boys to discover their unique passions and we expose them to opportunities aligned to their passions

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Mentorship

We lead by example. Our program provides mentors who serve as positive examples of how to overcome common life obstacles faced by Black boys

Support

We support our members and hold them accountable to reaching personalized goals aligned their strengths and areas of growth 

Our Impact

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60+ Black Boys impacted in

West End and

southeast Atlanta 

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100% high school graduation rate with post-graduation plans

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Over $4 Million received in college scholarships

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Exposure to 10 universities and Black men in over 30 career fields 

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100% of members state they feel more prepared to lead in their chosen pathway