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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Latest Activity: Nov 18

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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 Shawn D. Jackson on January 6, 2010 at 3:15pm
Does anyone believe the music our children listen to contributes to a lot of the problems we expereince in our community? For example, the high levels of crime, black male incarceration,teen pregnancy, unacceptable levels of high school dropout and devaluation of life?
Comment by LLONG on January 6, 2010 at 2:31pm
Explain "getting sick". Boys are manipulative. Remember boys turn into men!!! Oooops I hope that didn't sound like I was male bashing!
Comment by Samuel D. Mitchell on January 6, 2010 at 1:58pm
Hey guys thanks for all the input I will take all that was said to me into consideration. And you are correct. I guess after a certain hour I should take the phone away. However like I said she is getting slick. Do you think it is possible that the boy is putting here up to it? I am not her father but at the same time I am the only male figure she has right now, home wise. I will let you guys know my action and what the outcome is Thanks L, Chandler and Geren.
Comment by LLONG on January 6, 2010 at 1:47pm
Thanks Chandler. As parents/guardians of teenagers (I have 2) we have to be firm and set guidelines. We maynot have much control over what is happening to our youth in society but we can control what goes on in "our house".
Comment by Big C, Luvs Going Deep on January 6, 2010 at 1:40pm

LLong is so so correct. I don't know how old your niece is or your relationship with her, but you can not let her control the situation. Why is she on the phone at 2:00 a.m., unless she is in her own home? If you don't manage this there is potential for your fears coould become self-fulfilling.
Comment by Geren Hawthorne on January 6, 2010 at 1:22pm
Your child like all other children and adults
born on this earth come with an operator's
manual. The operator's manual is the "Natal
Chart" configured at the time of birth. This is
why the exact time of a child's birth is duly

Many Afro-Americans regard the birth number
as a potential windfall from the state/street

Knowledgeable folk know that this is the
number that will provide them with a window
to look into and see the potential of their child.
It is for this reason that parents are
acknowledged as the first and best teachers of
children. Our ignorance about this important
child rearing necessity was brought about by
the Church's banning the practice as quackery.
The "Church" has nothing to do with religion.
Religion is founded upon the esoteric
irrefutable principles of Astrology and
Cosmology. Check it out!
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.

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