Posted on March 18, 2008 by Native Son
I have started a mentoring program at Parkdale High School and am in need of young professional black men who want to give back. This is a group mentoring effort. The program will take 15-20 students for 2 years. The program will focus on study skills, college prep, politics and African American History. If you know anyone who is interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted on October 25, 2007 by Native Son
Well I had my first mentor session at Parkdale High School yesterday, and not student showed up. I was kind of disappointed but I will take part of the blame, because I did not follow through and make sure that the staff were promoting my program.
To correct this problem I asked the parent liaison to email a description of my program to the guidance staff so they could recommend students. I am also going to create flyers so she can hang them up around the school.
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Posted on October 19, 2007 by Native Son
This has been a long struggle but I am finally making progress with my mentor initiative. I am going to use this blog as a journal on the progress of the program; more information to come. I have added a category “My Mentoring Program” on the side bar.
Sometimes I get so frustrated. I look at what’s going on in the world and how our black youth are failing. I wanted to form a mentor program that would equip black male high school students with the skills and knowledge to grow into socially conscience adults.
People have asked me why I haven’t joined an existing program. The answer; I want to form my own organization. I applaud organizations like Concerned Black Men, and 100 Black Men because they are doing their thing; but I feel the need to form my own group.
The name of my program is Young Men with Purpose. At the moment I am running the program out of Parkdale High School. It is my intent to turn this into a non-prof and run with it. I am open to suggestions and looking for othe young brothers who may be interested in helping; I’m all ears.
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