Securing the path to mental and physical wellness for Black boys.
On a mission to create safe spaces for Black boys to run freely, the Ahmaud Arbery Foundation was founded by Wanda Cooper-Jones in 2020 to honor her son’s legacy.
Ahmaud’s life exemplified how physical fitness can contribute to mental wellness. His passion for running was evident to those who knew him closely, and they observed the positive impact it had on his overall well-being. Ahmaud’s story highlights the need for safe and accessible avenues for individuals like him to nurture both their physical and mental health. And our pledge is to make this a reality for Black boys, just like Ahmaud.
Turning a moment of hate into a movement of love.
A mother, advocate, and business professional, Wanda Cooper Jones founded The Ahmaud Arbery Foundation to advance a movement of love, empathy, and equality in her son’s honor.
Her activism has led to the passing of Georgia’s hate crime legislation in 2020 and the repeal of Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law in 2021. By spreading her anti-hate message around the world, Cooper Jones serves as an inspiration of what is possible – even when it is hard.
Sparking change through Ahmaud’s legacy.
Our Board of Directors include committed community members, activists, and proponents of anti-hate. We are driven by the beliefs and values that align us.
On the move to advance a movement.
Black boys deserve well-being. Let’s make it a reality.
On a mission to create safe spaces for Black boys to run freely.
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