New project offers sports mentoring to male youth

The Leaders in Training Sports Mentoring Program is a program that provides male youth with responsible and caring adult mentors. Citing statistics that assert that more than 65% of urban youth are growing up in father absent households with a similar amount dropping out of school, coupled with the fact that a high percentage of those high school drop-outs are minority youth, LIT Sports believes that involving caring adults to mentor male youth of color is an imperative. The Leaders In Training Sports Mentoring Program is part of a comprehensive outreach project designed to improve social, academic and life skill outcomes for youth residing in undeserved Philadelphia communities.

The sessions will include:Project Based Learning,Team, Community and Group mentoring; where the youth will be paired with two to four mentors in groups/teams, once a week for two hours. Mentors will also be asked to dedicate some time future trips, outings. Guest speakers and presenters will be encouraged to volunteer.The Leaders In Training Sports Mentoring Program is currently seeking businesses, institutions and community based organizations to partner with in the hopes of spreading our vision and recruiting mentors. We know that with the help of the community, our program can be a Philadelphia success and we together can reach hundreds of youth and save their futures. Some key components include Mass Communication, Sport Journalism, Sport Administration/Management and Career Workforce. We will based at the West Oak Lane Library. Our program is slate to start on October 29, 2019.

Any adults interested in becoming mentors with The Leaders In Training Mentoring Program? Please contact Eugene Pough for more information regarding the program. He can reached by phone at 267-377-3471.


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