Boys to Men Mentor Group Ages 10-18
Mentors are so important in the lives of our youth. When young people see examples of what they can become, they are more likely to take school seriously, to excel in school academically and to graduate from elementary and high school with college aspirations. A good mentor can turn a high school dropout into an honor student. A mentor can show a student a different path in life. Our mentoring programs focus on exposing our youth to positive role models, instilling values of integrity and service, and building positive young people who will be successful in school and in life.
What is Boys Into Men mentoring program?
The Boys Into Men Mentoring Program supports young Black men in Houston ages 10 to 17 who meet one evening a week with their mentor.
Mentors and guest speakers have addressed such topics as:
- How to dress for success – discussion on school dress codes and the origins of baggy pants
- The Value of education – especially post-secondary efforts for the 21st-century global economy
- The ingredients of self-discipline and its 4 key attributes: self-control, motivation, persistence, and goals
- How boys growing up without their fathers cope with the pain – discussion on the documentary “Spittin’ Anger”
- Job Interviewing skills: resumes, cover letters, and dressing for the job
- Building-Block Principles – Integrity & Self-Esteem
Why is this program important?
Boys Into Men connects youth participants with strong, supportive men who encourage them to become positive forces in their communities. This weekly interactive group opportunity shows participants how to become strong, positive Black men in the face of such overwhelmingly negative environmental forces that surround them (drugs, gangs, and violence). Mentors and guest speakers serve as role models as they introduce participants to an alternate blueprint for how to successfully live their lives.
Boys Into Men mentors, a dynamic group of men, are committed to being positive role models for young Black males. Prospective mentors register, attend an intake and orientation session, including an interview with the Mentor Advisory Board and benefit from intermittent training sessions. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please call James Spencer at 346-706-2250.
How do I register a young man for this program?
Young men are accepted into the program on a rolling basis. To register a young man, COMPLETE THIS FORM. Please call 346-706-2250 with any questions. Participation in this program requires permission of a parent or guardian.