Los Angeles, CA (March 24, 2015) – Today, the Los Angeles satellite office of Concerned Black Men – a President Obama supported program to increase mentorship in various underserved communities – announced that Activist, Filmmaker, Writer, and Entrepreneur, Nate Parker, will serve as the face and ambassador of its Reach Back Campaign. The Reach Back Campaign is an initiative created to increase the number of skilled and professional mentors to an underserved demographic of youth who participate in CBM’s educational workshops. “We are excited to have Nate onboard to help draw attention to the need of professional and skilled mentors within our communities,” said Jason McCuller, President of the LA satellite office.”
The Reach Back Campaign & Nate Parker partnership will run from March 24 through August 15, 2015. During which time, CBM will host several events with Nate Parker in efforts to increase the number of adult professionals to mentor CBM’s youth while stimulating funding. “As a man whose life has been shaped by the wisdom and guidance of many mentors, I am proud to be a part of an organization that promotes and facilitates ‘reaching back’ in an effort to support and cultivate our youth,” said Nate Parker.
This partnership was brought together by Succor – a multi-platform consulting company that serves to highlight social and topical issues. “There is nothing better than sowing into the minds and hearts of young people who are capable of changing the world,” said D’Kwon Stackhouse, President of Succor. “Nate’s partnership with CBM is the perfect example of what ‘Reach Back’ consists of,” he ended.
For more information about how you can become a mentor or to donate to the Reach Back Campaign, please visit www.cbmla.org. For Reach Back Campaign event sponsorship opportunities please contact Succor.
About Nate Parker
Nate Parker is a globally recognizable Activist, Filmmaker, Writer, and Entrepreneur who has starred in films Non-Stop, Beyond the Lights, Red Tails, The Great Debaters, Arbitrage, and The Secret Life of Bees. Follow Nate Parker on Twitter at @NateParker
Succor is a multi-platform consulting company that proactively builds campaign and topical awareness by incorporating entertainment. Succor’s President, D’Kwon Stackhouse, is a tenured industry professional.
About Concerned Black Men
Concerned Black Men (CBM) was founded in 1975 when several Philadelphia police officers sponsored social events for kids at risk to gang violence. Their vision was to fill the void of positive Black male role models in many communities by providing mentors and programs that affirmed the care and discipline that all youth need, while providing opportunities for academic and career enrichment. The philosophy of men offering themselves as positive role models to children has remained our mission for more than a quarter of a century.