Mickey Barrett was the founder of The Mickey Barrett Scholarship Foundation that was initiated 15 years ago. At that time, Mr. Barrett’s primary goal was to link young men with older men during an annual luncheon on Martin Luther King Observance Day. Later, his vision manifested to providing scholarships to young men in the community. The Mickey Barrett Scholarship Foundation began to redevelop and focus primarily on scholarships and services.
In 2013 Mickey Barrett died from a terminal illness, but his vision was carried on by Howard Joyner, a Foundation committee member. Over the years, Dr. Howard Joyner was a key member of growing the Foundation by providing an annual scholarship luncheon. The luncheon grew from 25-30 participants to nearly 100. Each year, one or two young men are awarded a financial scholarship to further their education.
The Mickey Barrett Scholarship Foundation has begun to enhance its services by offering a Youth Work Enrichment Series.
When you donate to The Mickey Barrett Foundation, your investment directly impacts young people in your community. Your contribution helps send students to college.