Son of a Saint is a New Orleans-based nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the lives of fatherless boys in the area through mentorship, emotional support, skills development, and more.
The organization has received a $50,000 grant from Chevron to help build out its STEM enrichment, ACT preparation, and college readiness programs.
Son of a Saint welcomed 100 mentees into the organization this year, ranging from ages 10-18. This recent funding will support the organization’s STEM enrichment boot camp in partnership with STEM NOLA, where the mentees will learn about physics, chemistry, environmental science, biology, and technology.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the team at Chevron in this meaningful way and grateful for this level of generosity,” says Son of a Saint founder and CEO Bivian “Sonny” Lee. “Although mentorship is at the heart of our work, Son of a Saint is also committed to providing programming that prepares our mentees for post-secondary education. We place importance on exposing these young men to learning opportunities in subjects like STEM that can translate into high-skilled careers.”
Chevron’s grant is part of the company’s Social Investment initiative, which invests in local communities and organizations focused on the environment, economic development, health and social well-being, and education.