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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Positive role models can help keep young people away from alcohol and other dangers. A national radio show host wants you to be a mentor.

Michael Baisden broadcast his show from the campus radio station at Albany State University Thursday afternoon.

He held a forum at ASU as part of his Save Our Kids Bus Tour.

Several groups that match adult mentors with kids were there to sign up volunteers including 100 Black Men of Albany.

"Fact is a lot of young men especially black men are coming from homes where they may not have suitable role models. We try to step in and show them we're from their community and let them know what they can be if they prepare themselves," said Ken Williams, 100 Black Men of Albany.

Baisden's goal is to help register one million new mentors nationwide.

Albany is one of 72 cities he's visiting on his seven month tour.

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