When Brace “Trey” Godfrey III was tapped a few weeks ago to become the first executive director of 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, it was an emotional moment for him and the organization’s longtime members.

Many of those members have been a part of Godfrey’s life since 1993, when he was 13 and his dad was planting the roots of 100 Black Men, a nonprofit volunteer organization of African-American men who are working to make life better for youngsters here.

When his father, Brace Godfrey Jr., died unexpectedly at age 58 in 2010, those men were still there for Trey Godfrey, who was then 30.

Read more at theadvocate.com

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