Every boy deserves a Champion, and we offer a life-changing Mentorship Program for our boys. We introduce our boys to powerful men who are trailblazers in their careers. Our mentors offer guidance and leadership and provide a strong support system that is essential for success.
We believe that the more our boys interact with visionaries and men of excellence, the more they will believe they can reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. Our Mentorship Program provides group and one-on-one mentoring in partnership with our parents/ guardians.
mentoring change lives
WHY MENTORING BOYS IS IMPORTANT
You’ve been hearing it everywhere, from the United Nations to The New York Times: When we support the growth and empowerment of men and boys, we raise the quality of life for everyone. This is because when men lead they not only lead businesses, they lead in their community, they fight for their children, and they give voice to issues that are important to our collective future. So, it just makes sense to us.
RANGE OF MENTORING
One on One Mentoring
Public Leadership Mentoring
College Readiness Mentoring
Employment preparation Mentoring
Personal Development Mentoring
Mentorship and sponsorship are key drivers of success, yet it can be hard to find a mentor and sponsors, especially ones with influence for underserved boys. The good news is that we can mentor boys at any stage in their careers, and it pays off when we do.
Boys who are mentored feel more supported and are often more satisfied and directed in their lives.
We understand that like all good relationships, mentorship is a two-way street.
90% OF PEOPLE WHO WERE MENTORED WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG GROW UP TO BECOME MENTORS. Benefits.
1) Goal setting
2) Academic assistance
3) Better attendance in school
4) Better chance of going on to higher education
5) Better attitudes toward school
6) Reduction in some negative youth behaviors
7) Reduction in the prevention of substance abuse
8) Increase in young people’s sense of self-worth
9) Positive social attitudes and relationship
10)Youth are more likely to benefit if mentors and know each other
you can ask, "Will you be my mentor?"
If you ask a man to be your mentor, the answer will probably be yes. Mentorship relationships start with a mutual connection—mentors often select protégés based on their performance and potential.
So shift your thinking from "If I get a mentor, I’ll excel" to "When I excel, I will get a mentor." Find a man whose career path aligns with your goals and work hard to get noticed. For example, share your ideas for making a project he’s leading better or volunteer for an initiative that’s important to him.
No matter what stage you’re at in your career, you can mentor a young boy. If you’re farther along in your career, pay it forward by investing in a girl who desires to follow your career path.
If you’re early in your career, find a boy who may need personal development.
Don’t underestimate the value of your input—you may have just been through what he’s experiencing.
Facilitated group mentoring is a number of boys to experience the expertise of a mentor or mentors. The richness of the experience multiplies as each group participant brings personal experiences into the conversation. The facilitator asks questions to keep the dialogue thought-provoking and meaningful, sharing their own personal experiences, providing feedback and serveing as a sounding board.