*Nationally known activist and radio personality Michael Baisden has now launched his new initiative, the “One Dream One Team” mentoring initiative.
Baisden was prompted to launch the new program after he posted, “A real man takes care of his kids no matter what the relationship is with the mother of the child,” to his Facebook page. The response he got was so overwhelming with millions of views, likes and comments that he decided to take action.
The overall goal for the program is to help recruit African American male mentors for the 12,000 African American boys on the Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list.
As a known social activist, Baisden has been very active behind the scenes with his “One Million Mentors National Campaign to Save Our Kids” 72-city tour. He also organized the 2007 Jena Six March and worked with the 2012 Trayvon Martin Rally.
True to this trait, he has adopted a classroom of 28 boys at Evans High School in Orlando, Florida to spearhead the “One Dream One Team” momentum. Baisden takes time out of his busy work schedule for a mentoring session with the students weekly.
“This is an urgent matter and an urgent call,” cites Baisden. “Too often we are quick to criticize the behavior of our young men but are slow to step up to correct them or show them a better example. You have to see a man to be a man, the question is, what are we showing them? These young men need us desperately. It only takes one hour of your time each week to positively impact and change some young man’s life. We can’t afford to say no and we cannot ignore this issue. Their lives and yes, their futures are depending on it!”