MEET THE STANLEYS
Hi. We are the Stanleys.
Thirteen years ago, we met a young man named Zack. Without knowing what we were doing (it can be argued we still don’t) we began mentoring him. That journey literally changed our lives. Zack taught us entirely more than we have ever taught him. Because of him, our daughter knows what it means to have a big brother. We learned much about perseverance, about joy, about hope, and about grace. We have discovered intricacies of poverty, of mass incarceration, and about knowing people and loving people who don’t look like us.
Nine years ago, we moved into the Adair Park neighborhood of Atlanta and started our nonprofit mentoring program, Blueprint 58. We would never have made this move if it wasn’t for that first faltering relationship with an amazing boy. Now that we have put down roots in a neighborhood rich in beauty and in community, we are excited to welcome you as a part of that community. We hope that this journey you are embarking on will broaden your horizons and offer you a way to look beyond yourself to something beautiful and deeply important.
We firmly believe mutually transforming relationships will be the thing that changes the world. Crossing boundaries of race and class and history and culture will create a more beautiful tomorrow for each and every one of us. Thank you for being a part of that story.