In the Spring of 2010, author and radio personality Michael Baisden's 1 Million Mentors Campaign was held in Chattanooga. He challenged the attendees with the following statement, 'What are you going to do when I leave Chattanooga?"
On May 18th, 2010, a group of men from various organizations (e.g. fraternities, 100 Black men, Shriners, Masons and other service organizations) , with an interest of helping young African-American males become successful and productive adults, began planning a Boys' Leadership Summit (BLS) to be held in the Fall.
The Boys' Leadership Summit (BLS) will target males 6-12 grades and involve workshops, training and other activities to help attendees to learn to cope with issues and problems facing youth today.