BABATUNDE | Young Professionals Council Member

Babatunde, a young change maker, dedicates his time and energy to furthering CPNYC's mission.
As a former social worker, I have personally witnessed the long term effects of incarceration on families. My promise is to be an advocate, mentor and role model for our children.

How did you first find out about Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC)?
I was introduced to Children of Promise by Board Member Oma Holloway. We work together on various social, political and community efforts throughout central Brooklyn. 

What made you want to join the Young Professionals Council (YPC)?
I believe in the mission and vision of Children of Promise, NYC and wanted to help to raise awareness by using my personal and professional network to financially support the great work of the organization. 

What skills or assets do you bring to the team?
I feel that my varied service, problem solving and team building experience has been a valuable asset to the Children of Promise family. For almost two years, I've have had the opportunity to create, implement and produce fun and positive programs for the children we serve in our community.  

What have you found to be the most rewarding part of being on the YPC so far?
The most rewarding aspect of the YPC is being involved with a group of like minded young professionals dedicated to making a positive impact to the children of incarcerated parents
within my community of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.  

Are you involved in CPNYC in any other capacities?
Recently, I organized a holiday gift drive with my fraternity and I also volunteer for the Saturday Resource Center.