What is B.O.S.S. Mentoring?

B.O.S.S. Mentoring, Inc. is a community based program within Camden, NJ. B.O.S.S. stands for

Boys of Sustainable Strength


Our community-based approach creates a safe environment where boys are able to discuss everyday issues, plan for the future, and promote healthy lifestyles. 

Our Mission

To educate and support boys by providing workshops, life skills, and career development through individual and group mentoring.

Our Vision

B.O.S.S. Mentoring will continually provide adequate resources to equip our boys with the skills needed to matriculate into positive role models for generations to come.

Who do we serve?

B.O.S.S. Mentoring serves boys ages 8-18.

How B.O.S.S. Mentoring began?

Rafiah Hickson and Yaniece Spencer began friends in middle school. They both went on to receive Social Work degrees and work in schools and the Social Service field. In early 2017, Rafiah Hickson and Yaniece Spencer heard the calling on their lives to start a program giving back to the youth. Although, they pondered on serving females vs. males, they knew that wanted to work with the youth. They finally settled on working with the young men, calling them "bosses" which is how they came up with the name Boys of Sustainable Strength (B.O.S.S.).
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
Frederick Douglass
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