Black Boys Matter.

Support the mental wellness of Black boys.

Why we do the work

Ahmaud Arbery was just like you and me. He loved his family, he was an avid runner and he cared deeply about his community in Brunswick, GA. On February 23rd, 2020, Ahmaud was tragically shot and killed while he was out on a jog in his neighborhood.

Our work to honor Ahmaud’s legacy continues. We believe that Black boys, like Ahmaud, often lack resources and access to mental wellness. By aligning Ahmaud’s legacy with mental wellness in our communities, we can create brighter futures and opportunities.

Run With Maud™

We’re still running for Ahmaud. In Ahmaud’s legacy we support mental wellness.

Our Mission

Empowering, serving, and affirming Black boys on the journey towards mental wellness.

Our Vision

We live in a world where all Black boys are safe and have access to resources to thrive and lead mentally healthy lives.

Who We Are

Board of Directors

Wanda Jones Founder,

Mother of Ahmaud


Dr. Nekia Austin


Samimah Aziz


Kirk Brown


Shannon Bryant


Birgit Smith Burton


Tammie Holmes


Dr. Emmanuel Little


Tommy Pearce


Danny Shoy Jr.

What We Do

Our programs are designed to raise
awareness, education, and advocacy for mental wellness for Black boys.

What is Mental Wellness?

Mental wellness is a positive state of mental health. It is more than the absence of mental illness. … Being mentally well means that your mind is functioning in your best interest. You are able to think, feel and act in ways that create a positive impact on your physical and social well-being.

Founder's Statement

I am grateful to honor my son by creating a safe space for Black boys and their families to align their inner strengths with the resources we provide through this foundation to help usher them on their journey towards mental wellness.

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Values We Hold

We stay true to these beliefs and values as we do the work to impact mental wellness of Black boys.


All Black boys are deserving of mental wellness.

Black boys impacted by challenges and adversity can enter on the path towards mental wellness.

Educating Black boys about mental wellness is a way to support their evolution and personal growth.

The Ahmaud Arbery Foundation will be a safe place for healing and movement towards mental wellness for Black boys.

Circles, workshops, and other events hosted by the Ahmaud Arbery Foundation are needed and can yield fruitful outcomes for mental wellness for Black boys.


We believe the path to mental wellness is ongoing.

We strive for humility, respect, and compassion in our work.

We operate with integrity and honesty.

We will steward resources to support Black boys on their journey towards mental wellness.

We will honor Ahmaud’s memory by supporting the mental wellness of Black boys.

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+1 (678) 436-7882

P.O. Box 387 Waynesboro, GA 30830