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BEHIND THE WALL MENTORS

To enhance the minds of young urban children, and give them a better way of thinking while helping them to acquire new abilities.

WHO ARE WE

Behind the Wall Mentors, is a mentor group that focuses on rebuilding the urban communities with at-risk youth, across America. The goal of Behind The Wall Mentors is to encourage, teach, and inspire the youth. Our hope is to prevent them from becoming livestock in the prison system. We have to let them know someone cares and the odds of winning in the streets are slim to none. Currently, there are 2.3 million prisoners currently incarcerated and with a revolving door to the prison system, the numbers are growing.

 

In 2018, there was an estimated two million kids with an incarcerated parent, 2 in every 100 children. It’s time to take a stand and inspire CHANGE and it starts with you. Contact Behind The Wall Mentors and learn more about what our program offers to keep our youth woke and ready for their futures!      

There is an issue in our communities when our kids feel they have no way out besides picking up a weapon to harm someone at such young ages! For the past eighteen years since 2000, crime and poverty in the urban communities have skyrocketed to an all-time high. We have the ability to make changes for our youth. The children in urban communities are hungry, bright, beautiful, and intelligent. We are here to help enhance the minds of our troubled youth by providing them with the skills that we hope will encourage them to make better choices.

GOALS

JOBS

  • Explain the importance of a healthy work ethic.

  • Teach resume preparation, interview etiquette, and proper dressing.

  • Explain how to properly function in the workplace and the importance of a steady income.

  • Explain how we are all capable of owning and operating our own businesses.

  • Help Mentees to formulate ideas and turn them into reality.

  • Show what avenues (i.e. courses, trades, etc.) are needed to fulfill their ambitions.

MORAL & VALUE SYSTEM

  • To create and explain the importance of  “High Morals & Principles” and “Value System”.

  • Instilling high morals, principles, and a solid value system that will create and establish a sense of high self-esteem and motivate one to be honorable and just, preventing victimization of activities that are fraudulent.

EDUCATION

  • Explain the importance of education.

  • Show the possibilities of life after one receives their High School Diploma or  G.E.D.

  • Express the advantage of research and understanding.

  • Show how information is one of the greatest assets one can process.

GOAL SETTING

  • Assist Mentees in setting up long-term and short-term goals.

  • Explain how goal setting helps to secure a structured path towards success.

  • Short-term goals are directed to the effects of life on a limited basis (i.e. High School Diploma, G.E.D, College, and Job Trade School) assuring one where he/she is heading.

  • Long-term goals are directed toward one’s ultimate dream in life.

BOND OF TRUST

  • Important to establish and maintain a trustworthy bond.

  • This will allow the mentor and the Mentees to build a solid foundation that will serve as the cornerstone for a conducive relationship.

  • Honesty, dependability, and a non-judgmental attitude will be the key ingredient in creating this trustworthy bond.

CHOOSING FRIENDS WISELY

  • Helping Mentees understand the importance of choosing friends wisely.

  • Explain the difference between choosing friends, as opposed to friends choosing them.

    • Choices should be made based on the notion of common interest.

  • Share the difference between people who have their best interest at hand as opposed to those whose interest is centered around promoting behavior that may become detrimental to their life.

  • How to deal with peer pressure and its physiological effects of it.

DECISION MAKING PROCESS

  • Providing a decision-making process that’s uniquely divided into various aspects.

  • Sound decision making shall be deeply rooted in:

    1. The ability to examine the totality of the situation.

    2. Viewing things for what they are as opposed to what they seem to be.

    3. Examining any and all possible outcomes.

    4. Formulating a decision based on rationale.

  • Emphasizing the importance of being held accountable for one’s decisions, and directing them in a positive manner.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Improve the relationship between the elderly and the youth.

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