2017 HBCU Power of Dreams Award Winner Dr. Hudley
For the third year, Honda honored an exceptional individual who has positively affected the lives of others in the community. Dr. N. Jean Hudley was named the 2017 HBCU Power of Dreams Award winner. Dr. Hudley is the founder of Boys2Men Home & Sanctuary for Youth, Inc. (B2M), a nonprofit organization created to help underserved young men ages 13-25. Dr. Hudley was presented with a surprise grant to support her future endeavors.
“Dr. Hudley’s work is a shining example of how fostering the dreams of our youth strengthens communities and makes our world a better place,” said Alexandra Warnier, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility for Honda. “Honda’s long-standing partnership with the HBCU community is a testament to the power of dreams, and we’re proud to support the students that make this program such a success each and every year.”
Boys2Men Home & Sanctuary for Youth, Inc. (B2M) is a nonprofit organization created to bring hope to an underserved segment of our society, specifically, male youths ages 13-25. These are young men who have been neglected and marginalized at crucial stages of their development. As a Wrap Around Services provider, B2M intercedes by dispelling negative influences through positive programs and services.
B2M was founded August 1, 2004 by N. Jean Hudley whose passion evolved out of her experiences in Fulton County Juvenile Court as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Child Abuse Victims (CASA). For eight years, Jean worked for the rights of abused and neglected children in shelters, group homes and foster care environments.
The state of Georgia currently has 16,000 children in state custody. Of the 16,000, approximately half of that number are males from single-parent and low-income households.
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