A's b4 is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. Our aim is to provide support services for group mentor/mentee programs. We offer training sessions, peer mentor matching and customized mentoring programs based on areas of need.
Success in our programs is Achieved by THE 4 main tenets that form our foundation-
1. ACHIEVEMENTS BY HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT
2. ACHIEVEMENTS BY COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
3. ACHIEVEMENTS BY PEER
4.ACHIEVEMENTS BY YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
Manny DeBrito is the founder of Achievements by 4 and A's before J's. A long time esteemed Coach, Mentor and community activist, Manny has dedicated his life and career to providing programs for our youth. DeBrito spent the previous 15 years of his career in finance working for Bank of New York Mellon and State Street Bank in various roles. He is the current Elections Commissioner for the City of New Bedford, Massachusetts and his close proximity to home allows him to invest additional time to A's development and growth. He sees the value and need for mentoring for our community's long term welfare.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Johnny DeBrito is a leader in the field of hospitality and tourism management in New York City. His professional career started with the Ritz Carlton and Peninsula Hotels and he continues to make his mark as a consultant in the industry. DeBrito has partnered with brands like The Polo Bar Ralph Lauren, The New York EDITION, The Kimberly Boutique, The Petrossian, Empire CLS and The New York Yankees. DeBrito has a wide range of strategic investor relationships and as our Development Director he is committed to bringing funds together for Achievements By 4. Johnny DeBrito is a graduate from the Isenberg School of Management at Umass Amherst. He spends his extra time volunteering, fundraising, working with other non-profit organizations, and training for marathons.