My Daddy Taught Me That

WHAT THEY DO: My Daddy Taught Me That is a youth development program designed to support young men through advocacy, education and mentoring.

This program provides youths with college readiness, mentorship, career training and enrichment opportunities in hopes of eradicating the race-based opportunity and economic mobility gaps that affect young men living in the city of Asheville and surrounding counties.


  • Donors who give $200-$499 will receive the official MDTMT letterman jacket.
  • Donors who give $500-$999 will get the MDTMT two-piece sweatsuit.
  • Donors who give $1,000 or more will enjoy a special day with MDTMT youths and staff.
More than ever, our youth need adults who show up with love, acceptance and vision for them every day. MDTMT provides diverse opportunities throughout the year and teaches young men the skills needed to lead a successful life pursuing their dreams. Keynon [Lake] shows up in our schools for kids whenever he is called, and he knows how to connect with organizations so that we can all move forward to support youth. Asheville City Schools Foundation is honored to partner with MDTMT whenever possible to ensure all our students thrive.
—Copland Rudolph, executive director, Asheville City Schools Foundation