Title

Why Mentor?

Lead Author Major

Sociology

Lead Author Status

Junior

Format

Capstone Project

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Susan Mannon

Faculty Mentor Department

Sociology

Abstract/Artist Statement

For the past seven years, I have been a volunteer mentor with a non-profit mentoring program. The program is geared toward African American males (middle and high school), who are having behavioral difficulties in school and society in general. Although the program is geared toward helping African American males, all racial groups are excepted into the program. The program, Project Uplift Inc,, has been in existence for over twenty years and is highly respected in the cities of Modesto, Ca, as well as Stockton, Ca.

The question, why mentor?, was asked of five mentors who are volunteers with the program. They were asked to answer the question, in one paragraph and also provide a head-shot photo of themselves.

My hope is that this project will encourage other men of all races to see the importance of mentoring young boys, many of who have no positive male role models.

Location

Virtual

Start Date

25-4-2020 10:00 AM

End Date

25-4-2020 12:00 PM

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Why Mentor?

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For the past seven years, I have been a volunteer mentor with a non-profit mentoring program. The program is geared toward African American males (middle and high school), who are having behavioral difficulties in school and society in general. Although the program is geared toward helping African American males, all racial groups are excepted into the program. The program, Project Uplift Inc,, has been in existence for over twenty years and is highly respected in the cities of Modesto, Ca, as well as Stockton, Ca.

The question, why mentor?, was asked of five mentors who are volunteers with the program. They were asked to answer the question, in one paragraph and also provide a head-shot photo of themselves.

My hope is that this project will encourage other men of all races to see the importance of mentoring young boys, many of who have no positive male role models.