The Bando, Martin Luther King Junior Drive Southwest, Atlanta, GA, USA
The Bando is one of Atlanta's newest restaurants that was birthed by two friends and educators, Terry Bartholomew and Rico Burk. They saw that there were many injustices and inadequacies in the school system and they decided that they wanted to do more for their community affected by it. They started taking Black male students to dinner and/or lunch to have conversations that they'd hope would inspire the young men. This would eventually become a monthly thing that grew into conversations with parents and a mentorship program that allowed them to do more.