Is your Child(ren) in Need of a Mentor?
Boys of Sustainable Strength Mentoring (B.O.S.S) is a free program in Camden, New Jersey. It was created in response to the need for children..........
These at-risk youth are seven times more likely to become involved in the criminal justice system at some time in their lives. Research shows that quality mentoring can make a difference.
Our mentoring program can help reduce first-time drug use and alcohol use, increase regular school attendance, improve grades and benefit caregiver and peer relationships. Help make a difference in the life of youth in our community
What is Mentoring?
Mentoring is a structured, consistent and purposeful relationship between a young person and a caring adult who provides acceptance, support, encouragement, guidance and concrete assistance to promote healthy child/youth development and student success
*Research shows that mentoring:
Enhances Academic motivation and achievement
• Improves School Attendance
•Strengthens Communication Skills
• Improves attitudes towards school and the future
• Increases bonding at school and at home
• Reduces classroom behavior problems
• Reduces the likelihood of drug use
• Reduces the likelihood of violence
*Watershed Study, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Public/Private Ventures, 1995
Registration will take place every
August - September
December - January.
African-American male adolescents who did not have a father figure but had a male mentor reported earning 214% more during adulthood than youth without a father figure and without a mentor.
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