Volunteer mentors serve as positive role models and trusted friends for the youth we serve, thereby lessening delinquent behavior.
Saving our Sons
This mentoring program for boys brings together volunteer male role models with young boys who are in need of positive male guidance in their lives. Most of these volunteers have been trained by Big Brothers of Tampa Bay.
Participants are taught to recognize their personal self-worth, identify their own leadership characteristics, understand the purpose of goal setting, and examine past and present experience. The program includes workshops and discussions on topics like: being the “man” of the house; the importance of education; communication and respect; goal setting; sex and STD’s; drugs and alcohol; male bonding; mentoring; domestic violence; dating do’s and don’ts, sports participation; spirituality.
Teens on Target
These personal assistance and group sessions focus on drug/alcohol awareness, teen pregnancy, abstinence, basic life skills, and educational/career choices. The program is designed to help teens make wise decisions and become productive citizens.
Mommy & Me
Provide mentoring and resources for young mothers that have aged out of foster care to help create a circle of support in order to reduce the likelihood of their child or children entering the foster care system.
The program promotes accountability and responsible parenting. Parents will attend workshops on communication, budgeting and continuing education. The curriculum focuses on self-esteem and healthy relationships.
The GED program helps adolescents who have dropped out of school prepare to take the GED exam while working at their own pace in a non-judgmental environment. These classes help bring these students’ mastery of basic language arts and mathematics skills to a level where they can complete the exam successfully. The goal is for these students to attain the credentials they will need to seek further vocational or academic training.
Workshops and group sessions increase employability skills. Basic interview skills, resume writing, and tips on dressing for success are among the many techniques that are taught in these workshops
Promote the Restoration of Marriages – To Strengthen the entire family unit. Help create a solid foundation for families by mentoring and teaching couples in all aspects of family life and to be an example to our community of what a healthy marriage/family relationship should look like.
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