Mentoring Our children


Mentoring Our children

Mentoring helps to create lasting, positive change in the lives of children. They become competent, confident, caring young people who have positive social connections and good characters. Join this group and let us know what your doing for our youth

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Quantum Leaping Into Your Future! Vision-Focus-Action

This video will help you to contemplate on your future career and academics. Motivational speaker and youth mentor Kamal Imani dialogs with youth and community leaders at the Westfield Neighborhood…Continue

Tags: black, urban, school, academic, scholarship

Started by Kamal Imani Dec 19, 2012.

At Risk Teenagers

my heart goes out to the young cats I mentor that are in a detention center, one 16 yrs old asked how to walk away from the gangs when he gets out when that's the only life you know, kind of made me…Continue

Started by JUS BLACK Sep 25, 2012.

Black kids---------doing positive things

Great videos showing black kids doing positive things. VIDEOS

Started by Marcus G Feb 5, 2012.

the 4gotten

I mentor to 15 teenage boys who are locked in a detention center, hollowen is one of my favorite holidays and I'm gonna give them a lil pizza party. There are some who think they really don't deserve…Continue

Started by JUS BLACK Oct 13, 2011.

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Comment by Geren Hawthorne on January 6, 2010 at 1:20pm
The Implications of MENTORING
Geren Hawthorne, Program Manager, Mentoring Program

When I was asked to manage C.O.F.F.E.E.'S mentoring program I was aware of the
tremendous responsibility that went with the assignment. In talking with several people whom I
knew had mentored youngsters in the past, I found (this is no reflection upon their sincerity)
that not one person knew what the word mentoring meant or its origin. Astounding in the sense
that most thought that the term had its origin resulting from research done by PhD's looking for
ways to help children. The fact is that mentoring, as understood by today's practitioners, is
dangerous, destructive and has no positive terminal point. This view is explained by the fallible
belief of most mentors that they can provide guidance, emotional and psychological support
better than the youngster's parents or family. For the most part, the overall goal of "today's"
mentoring is to alienate a youngster from his natural support system, which is his or her family.

In the instance where a youngster is fatherless, the role model responsibility
must devolve upon an older male figure in the family. This consequence
should be the primary focus of the Mentor. To facilitate the connection of a
troubled youngster with a family relative is the true work of mentoring. This,
after all attempts have failed to locate and involve the father.

"Save the Family. You save the child. There is no other way".
Comment by LLONG on January 6, 2010 at 12:04pm
@Samuel. Take the phone away. Unplug it. Remember who's paying the bills?
Comment by Samuel D. Mitchell on January 6, 2010 at 3:12am
Okay ladies tell me what to do about this niece of mine. Here it is 12a.m. and she come into my room to grab the cordless phone. I get up and she is on the phone talking to some boy. I wait to see how long she is going to talk it is now 2a.m. and she just now getting off the phone. I can handle the boys but these girls. What do I do? I have told her what these boys are about but she ain't listening. It would hurt me so to have my teenage niece end up pregnant or worst. Help some body tell me what to do about this hot little girl. And I told her not to have the boy calling here so now she calling him. I don't know what to do BOUT this neice of mine. Any advice any one?
Comment by Big C, Luvs Going Deep on January 5, 2010 at 4:31pm
I love to assist our young people. If you know of any young men who are high school seniors and play football in the Washington, DC area, I work with the Academic Empowerment Foundation (AEF), Inc. We assist getting these young men to meet college coaches and recruiters that might offer scholarships.

AEF, over the past 19 years, sponsors an Annual Pigskin Jamboree and Financial Aid Workshop which has generated more than $39 million dollars in athletic scholarships and Financial Aid which has enabled over 6,500 of our area High School Senior Football players to continue their education and attend colleges and universities of higher learning. Presently the Pigskin Jamboree workshop averages 350-500 area student athletes along with 50-60 major collegiate football organizations who represent levels of competition ranging from Division I through Division III athletic programs.

Over 89 different colleges and universities have participated in the Jamboree since its inception in 1990. Recruiters have come from 15 different states and as far away as Texas. The Pigskin Jamboree is sanctioned by the NCAA and abides by NCAA recruiting rules and regulations.
Comment by Samuel D. Mitchell on January 5, 2010 at 7:26am
Good Morning people. This is another day to do something for our youth. Get yourself together this morning and go out and help some body especially some one young. We can do this!
Comment by Samuel D. Mitchell on January 4, 2010 at 11:00pm
Today people I went out and performed a service at one of our homeless shelters here in Atlanta. I simply gave free hair cuts to those men who wanted one. This simple task not only allowed me to make them feel better about their appearance but it allowed me to hear some of the things that they are going through. And speak positive words back into their lives. So many men are hurting. I believe I will continue this service. Funny something as simple as a hair cut can help change a man's self esteem. This year whatever it takes to help my fellow brothers and sister's I am going to do cause I remember when I was there.
Comment by Samuel D. Mitchell on January 4, 2010 at 1:16pm
Welcome Shawn.
Comment by Shawn D. Jackson on January 4, 2010 at 12:55pm
Hello Fam,
I'm new to the site and looking to do some mentoring1
Comment by LuciousL on January 4, 2010 at 12:40pm
Hi Family, New Year Fresh Start For Our Children , This Has To Start Somewhere
Comment by Samuel D. Mitchell on January 4, 2010 at 12:36pm
Well Ms Hunter you have a very strong point. But their are some things we can do such as try and place the young men around positive roles models. Get then involved in sports or other activities where there are men coaches who are not just focused on teaching them the games but teaching them life. The only small obstacle then is having the parents who are young sometimes to know to even do that. Here is where the spill over affect comes into place. Sometimes when you educate one on the process it then spilld over to what they themselves must do to better themselves as well as their child. I am finding that people do want to know and learn just so many times the kicks of life have discouraged them. Maintaining a positive attitude is very difficult for many when life has treated then so badly. I find the best way to keep your head up is to focus on the little blessings in life. The simple fact that you were able to wake up in your right mind. Youn can walk and talk and do things for yourself. Instill in a young person the value of life itself and the seed for other things will grow

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