“Building prisons to address crime is like building graveyards to address AIDs” — Father Gregory Boyle
Mentoring and Volunteering
2014 Echoing Green Search Partner Techbook Online Publishes “The Black His-Story Book: A Collection of Narratives from Black Male Mentors.”
BMe Leader Anton Moore praises his sixth grade teacher for helping him achieve in school and succeed in life.
Zachary Hawkins knows that “the importance of mentorship in helping shift the future course of our most precious resources is greater than ever.”
Michael Taylor Urges: “Now is the time to begin mentoring our young.”
BMe Leader Lewis Colson, now 66, wasn’t thrilled about having a mentor as a young man. As his life went on, he realized mentoring was a necessity.
Kenneth Braswell asserts: “You don’t need to be a Superhero to mentor children.”
Keith Brown knows the power of mentoring, so when he recognized the need for more black male mentors in his community he stepped on to center stage to play the role of a lifetime.
It wasn’t until I started telling my mentee the things my boss told me, that I realized how influential my first employer was.
Six years ago today Chicago native Richard Taylor was recovering from a suicide attempt, today he’s a best-selling author and a mentor to countless youth. If you ask him how he did it, he’ll tell you: Mentoring works!
I had no words, he had no words; we just had sighs and long periods of silence when we learned of a 16 year-old black boy in Philadelphia sexually assaulted during a stop-and-frisk.
Coach of the award-winning Chosen League, Philly Roots Fellow Isaiah Thomas says he coaches to mentor instead of coaching to win.
They didn’t call it mentoring back when Bruce “Pop-Pop” Johnson, III, was growing up, but that didn’t stop him from benefiting from the culture that was created.
All Joshua Rivers wanted was validation from a male elder. What he got was that and whole lot more.
BMe Leader Alex Peay sets the record straight: “Black men mentor everyday.”
Although he didn’t plan to become a parent while still in college, Andre Dandridge took on the responsibility and years later has serviced more than 20,000 young fathers through his interactive educational website, YoungFathers.com