WHEELER, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- A local organization called the Mentors Project, introduced a program aimed at helping young men make the right decisions in life. It's called Street Knowledge, and it's teaching kids that choices make all the difference. Sixth and Seventh graders from the Bibb County School District are learning what it takes to be successful.
Street Knowledge is a program designed to keep young men off the street and in school. Executive Director of the Mentors Project June O'neal has planned a two-day conference aimed at teaching students about financial literacy, writing, and the importance of education. The Mentors Project believes it's not only the parents' responsibility to raise a child but the people around him or her as well.
"We try to put it all off on the parents, but it takes a village to raise a child. And that's what's going on down here at the Mentors Project. The village is coming together to make sure the children get what they need... the tools that they need to go forward," said James Maxwell, Mentor.
The Mentors Project still needs mentors. For more information on how you can become a mentor, call 478-765-8624.