MEN IN THE MAKING
A progressive initiative focusing on role modeling and life skills to increase minority male success from cradle to college.
Through holistic role modeling and mentoring, significance is placed on academic excellence, social responsibility, emotional stability and cultural acuity in our curriculum and exposure outings. All adult male role models/mentors must successfully complete Florida Department of Law Enforcement background checks in order to be trained and certified as youth advocates and role models. Our adults’ mission is to develop relationships that positively impact our greatest resource: our youth. Men In The Making focuses on building essential skills needed to become productive, contributing residents of Pinellas County.
MIM is built upon men of faith: fathers, law enforcement officers, pastors, coaches, businessmen, concerned citizens and students who lead by example to fortify neighborhoods, repair the breach, create social capital and financial resources while redirecting the current pipeline from dropout to prison.
OUR MENTORS SERVE AS LIGHT POST ALONG EACH CHILD’S PATH TO GREATNESS
The word “MENTOR” may not be inclusive enough
Serving as a mentor is a matter of listening, offering wisdom and sharing your experience as it relates to mentee’s’ goals. Mentoring relationships are a shared opportunity for learning and growth. The rewards reaped from being a mentor are as substantial or greater than the seeds of inspiration sewn within the mentee.
Being willing to take the time to get to know the participants in the program. Willing to learn new things that are important to the young person and willing to evolve and grow from the experience is what sets our mentors apart.