EDU, Inc. and the ATLANTA HAWKS LAUNCHES G.A.M.E. INITIATIVE
Atlanta, GA, March 24, 2007 Amir Shaw
With the number of black males enrolling in college decreasing every year, EDU, Inc. decided to create the Getting African-American Males Educated (G.A.M.E.) to put a halt to this appalling trend. Founded by Robert Mason, the G.A.M.E. Initiative received a had from the Atlanta Hawks when the team hosted an event before their game with the Miami Heat.
Over 70 black males from high schools in the metro Atlanta area participated in the event which had speakers such "Ryan Cameron (V-103), Ceasar C. Mitchell (Atlanta City Council), Patrick K. Amos (CAU) and Harold Ellis (Atlanta Hawks.)
While each speaker left the teenagers with important advice, Councilman Mitchell gave the students the grave truth about how the majority of society really sees them. "The world is designed to separate you from opportunities," he said. "They don’t believe that you can achieve. But it’s important to educate yourself because a lack of education is the first way that the world will separate you from being given an opportunity."