> Journalist; Founder, Bloomberg News
"Fathers teach sons by being there for them and setting an example over decades of countless learning moments. For boys who don’t have that experience, Son of a Saint fills the void. Mentors provide a structured process of ‘being there,’ supported by an organization that inspires boys to embrace integrity, commitment and gratitude as they grow into well-rounded, knowledgeable and enlightened citizens of the world. The impact on boys’ lives is invaluable."
> New Orleans Saints Hall of Famer
"Son of a Saint enters the lives of young men at a critical time. As a son who lost my father during my teenage years, I understand some of the challenges these young men face. It is an honor and privilege to work with this great organization to help mold the next generation of leaders in a city that has given so much to my family and me."
> Recording Artist
"As the mother to a young son, I have a deep appreciation for the work of Son of a Saint. Right now, our young men need a space for all the love, motivation and wonderful energy shared by this organization. I encourage more people to support Son of a Saint to let these boys in our communities visualize, realize and achieve their highest dreams."
> NBA Forward
"A strong guiding role model is crucial for a young man growing up and learning about the world. I personally can identify with the need for a positive mentor or male figure based on my past experience during my youth. Son of a Saint is a beacon of hope, change and possibility, not only for the young men they help directly, but also for the larger communities these boys exist in, live in and represent."
Dr. John Nicklow
> President, University of New Orleans
"I value our partnership with Son of a Saint; the organization brings a tremendously positive impact to our community by mentoring and supporting young men who have the potential to be tomorrow’s leaders."
> Chef, Restaurateur
"My father was influential in the development of my integrity, determination, and desire to uplift everyone in the community. The programs and support provided by Son of a Saint are a blessing to boys in our city who otherwise might have missed that guidance and mentoring due to circumstances beyond their control. Son of a Saint makes for a brighter future for the young men of our city and I’m proud to support such a caring organization."
> Maroon 5; Founder, Morton Records
"Sonny and I grew up together, so I got a subtle firsthand glimpse at how losing a father figure can potentially impact a young man. Seeing Son of a Saint grow from that experience is no surprise to me, but it’s definitely something I’m proud to see come to life. We need to keep supporting this cause to make sure Son of a Saint continues to uplift more boys in our community."
> Former New Orleans Saint, Activist
"The positive influence of an engaged and available father is essential for a child's development. Son of a Saint's role is filling a void for kids in New Orleans. They are a spectacular organization, and a model for any organization that is focused on repairing the fabric of our communities."
> New Orleans Saints Hall of Famer
"I understand the importance of a strong team when it comes to making real progress. When everyone is selflessly working together, towards a common goal, that’s when the magic happens and that’s when you win big. Son of a Saint is a winning team that’s going strong, and I believe the best of this organization is still yet to come!"
> NFL Punter
"With the social challenges, New Orleans has, Son of a Saint is a major player in ensuring a bright future. Seeing the impact that this program has on these kids firsthand made a huge impression on me. I am proud to say that both myself and my foundation support this amazing organization."
"The commitment that Son of a Saint makes to each mentee is immense. Program services are available for mentees 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The sheer scope of Son of a Saint's work continues to impress and inspire. I am humbled in our ability to support this amazing mission."
"Encouraging words and deeds can have such an impact. We've all received them at some point in our lives; now we must return the kindness. We can inspire. We can change lives. We owe it to all our children to take action."
> NFL Player
> Chief Marketing Officer, New Orleans & Company
"Our community is fortunate to have the dedication and passion of Sonny Lee and the team at Son of a Saint as they work tirelessly to help improve the lives of our young men."
> United States Assistant Attorney General
"Son of a Saint is one of our city's most important assets. It focuses on preventing crime by breaking the cycles of violence and incarceration that entrap too many of our young people."
> NFL Player, Writer, Speaker
"With fatherlessness on the rise we are in desperate need of authentic manhood displayed, especially to our young men. Son of a Saint is courageously filling that need, standing in the gap and impacting the next generation of fathers, husbands and leaders. I'm honored to stand with them as they serve, affirm and empower our youth."
> Jazz Trumpeter, Composer
"It was great to see the group of Son of a Saint Mentees on their trip to Washington DC, where I got a chance to meet with them at the Kennedy Center after a performance of Bud, Not Buddy. They are great kids. Son of a Saint is an incredible organization that provides mentors and support to inspiring young boys and men in the city of New Orleans, and I am happy to be part of broadening their experience."
Stephen Stryjewski & Donald Link
"My father showed me how to be honest, have integrity, work hard, and respect others and myself. Son of a Saint provides that kind of positive mentorship." –Stryjewski
"Being a father has taught me how impressionable children are. Son of a Saint surrounds boys with positive male role models who provide critical support, guidance and encouragement. "–Link