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Brucelee & Jamal

Brucelee & Jamal

    Montgomery County, PA

In 2013, BBBS SEPA started a game-changing mentoring initiative. The Back on Track program works with children who have had at least one offense through the juvenile justice system in Montgomery County and matches them to a Big to prevent a re-offense.

Little Brother Jamal and Big Brother Brucelee met in June 2014. Jamal’s father, Ali, enrolled his son in the program so he could have another positive outlet in his life following an incident at school. Since meeting Brucelee, Jamal has become more confident, positive, and focused on education. Ali notes:

“Jamal has realized who his friends really are, and what friends do for each other.”

The relationship has been much better than Brucelee expected and thinks “it’s humbling to be given the opportunity to help another young man achieve his goals.”

$65,000

One child, one year

Juvenile Detention Center

$1,500

One child, one year

BBBS SEPA

 

Without new programming like Back on Track, one in five children will return to the justice system within one year of their first contact with law enforcement.

Your support helps us start new programs to reach at-risk youth that need a mentor the most.