ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some Albany men want to make sure students get on the right track at an early age.
Concerned Black Men of Albany is partnering with the Dougherty County school system to mentor and encourage African American boys in Kindergarten through third grade at Magnolia and Alice Coachman Elementary schools.
Alice Coachman principal Pat Victor compares the men's support to a tomato plant being supported by a garden stake.
"If you stake them, your tomatoes will grow up to be fine tomatoes and not fall on the ground. So this is the intent, to make sure those young men get the support they need to be fine productive citizens," says Victor.
The men hope the support they offer the youngsters will help improve attendance rates, test scores, and graduation figures.