We are proud to announce that Project MALES has received $16,000 in grant money from the Michael and Alice Kuhn Foundation. The purpose of the Michael and Alice Kuhn Foundation is to fund organizations that operate social change programs for the benefit of constituencies that have historically been denied access to social influence, economic power and resources. The grant will help expand Project MALES’s mentoring services to three new middle schools in Austin: Mendez, Martin and Fulmore Middle Schools. The funding supports additional undergraduate student mentors who will provide one-on-one and group mentoring within these schools. Additionally, the grant will support the launch of the Inaugural Project MALES Summer Academy in summer 2016. Currently, our program provides mentoring services during the school year but with the help of Kuhn monies would allow Project MALES to continue our educational programming into the summer and help address the lack of current programs and services available to our young men of color between June and August until they resume school. Project MALES Summer Academy will provide mentees from the high school and middle schools we serve to have the opportunity to attend a series of workshops focused on developing strong academic, cultural, and other leadership skills.
On behalf of the Project MALES team we would like to thank the Michael and Alice Kuhn Foundation for their generosity and commitment to improving the schooling and educational experiences and outcomes for young men of color in the Austin area.