Our role as an independent, fact-based news organization has never been clearer.And our promise to you is that we will always strive to provide indispensable journalism to our community. Dayton officials said Wednesday they’re trying to build on that type of example, via the My Brother’s Keeper program, a White House initiative to support disadvantaged kids, especially children of color.

Mims said a next step is having each fraternity in Dayton adopt a high school and mentor 15 to 30 students per school on schoolwork, attitude, conflict resolution and more. “Everybody has it in them, to do something pretty important,” Brown said.

Mims called it a contagious process, hoping those 15 to 30 high schoolers then turn into mentors for younger students. “If they come to a fork in the road, and they have somebody that will help them, give them advice, mentor them, their success rate will be so much higher.

The FBI and the Formans say Cooper then parachuted somewhere over Washington or Oregon.

No trace of Cooper or the heist has ever been found, except for $5,800 found buried in a mud bank along the Columbia River in 1980.

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Too many never have that opportunity.” Students at Dayton Boys Prep Academy said Wednesday that they get some mentoring already, but various students said they could use help—dealing with distractions at school, battling peer pressure to misbehave in their neighborhoods, and asking for tutors to help them stay on track for graduation.

Barb Dayton and the Formans flew their Cessna 140s out of Thun Field on many weekends during the 1970s and 80s, forming a life-long friendship.

After Barb died of pulmonary disease in 2002, the Formans researched their friend’s claims and describe their findings in their book, “The Legend of DB Cooper – Death by Natural Causes.” that Cooper was their long-time hanger-mate at Thun Field, a fellow pilot named Barbara Dayton.