The Mentor
   
Going into the school systems, I see that the demand for a mentoring program is needed now more than ever.  Boys, particularly teenage boys, are at risk in many ways. This is especially true in low-income high-crime rate communities across the country. Many of these boys have lost close family members due to gang violence and sometimes suicide as a result of abuse, depression, or addiction to alcohol or drugs. Some of these kids even end up in juvenile courts and youth rehabilitation centers because of serious crimes they have committed despite their very young age.​​

The reason why these youth become involved in such troubles is that they come from families that are struggling financially and provide little to no moral support (Even the adults are also struggling themselves.). The youth are exposed to various difficult situations with no support, so they often resort to joining gangs, becoming involved in crime, and other similar means of escaping their problems.

Often times, children will listen to another adult instead of their actual parents.


"The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves." - Steven Spielberg