BUY-Cobb provides mentoring, leadership development, scholarships, and community services for the youth of Cobb County and the surrounding communities of greater Atlanta. Our goal is to close the well-documented achievement gap that exists between minority students and their peers through developing their leadership skills as well as college and career readiness skills.
Students that participate in our programs become better equipped to solve predictable problems of adolescents and young adults such as peer pressure and making academic gains. They are also equipped with the tools to be stronger leaders and guide their peers in the direction of service for their community and improving the well-being of themselves and their families.
We provide role models, speakers, facilitators, mentors and a safe space for youth to interact and gain practice in exercising life skills that are missing in the current educational system. These skills include critical thinking, financial literacy, civic engagement, health and public speaking..