Our Purpose / Mission Statement:
Our male mentoring sessions began in 2003 at Morgan Park High School during the football season. A few years later, the sessions continued with Perspectives High School football teams. We are so very appreciative of Coach Lexie Spurlock and Coach Terry Jones for how they value and embrace the vision of RAM.
We're taking males ages 5 to 25 on a 33 lesson journey from boyhood to manhood. This journey include each young man writing his personal “Manhood Vision Plan” which identifies, WHERE HE IS NOW, WHERE HE PLANS TO GO AND HOW HE PLANS TO GET THERE.
His journey will culminate in a rites of passage ceremony celebration entitled, “THE DAY I BECAME A MAN”
Potentially we look forward to having a RAM presence in every Middle School and High School in Chicago and then, the cities of the world.
My staffand I which includes 3 to 4 young men are on a mission of Raising an Amazing Generation of Young Men. We’re taking 6th, THRU 12th grade boys on a 30 lesson journey from boyhood to manhood.
We are presently meeting in two Chicago Public Schools.
- Perspectives Middle School & High School at 81st & May Chicago, Ill.
- Joslin Campus Perspectives High School 1950 S. Archer Ave Chicago, Ill.
From 2015 to 2017 We have been at The Perspectives High School during the summer only.
However this school year 2018-19 we have been at these locations during the summer as well as during the regular school year. And each summer we have mentored up to a total of 75 boys.
This School year 2018-19 we are presently mentoring over 160 boys from both campuses. During the summers we’ve held 45 minuet classes 3 days a week. And during the regular school year we are holding 1 hour classes in some cases twice each week. These classes are held during regular school hours. We have been able to teach our mentoring classes under the heading “Living A Discipline Life”. We are so thankful for this opportunity this school has given us.
To Mentor young men to live out their God-given purpose, to empower their families, to Influence their peers and to inspire future generations!
Character Development, Social Responsibility, Critical Thinking, Education,Team Building
To Raise a Generation of Amazing Young Men who Reject Passivity, Accept Responsibility, LIVE & LEAD, Courageously…
Today our boys 6th grade through 12th are at critical crossroads in their lives. It’s at this age these young boys make critical life changing decisions and the statistics are alarming and disappointing ... The dropout rate for inner-city high school boys is approaching 50%. Over 70% of those boys who drop out end up in one or more of these categories:
Using Drugs and Alcohol
Crime and Imprisonment
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO??
The Answer Is… RAM - Raising Amazing Men
This Is Our Process
Phase I - Lessons 1 through 8
The Definition Man of An Authentic Man
The Four Faces of Balance Manhood
The 5 Major Manhood Wounds
The Symptoms and Remedies of the WORST WOUND
Phase II- Lessons 9 through 18
Review - The 5 Major Manhood Wounds The Symptoms and Remedies of each WOUND Definition of Success Manhood Scriptures and Proverbs Initiate Manhood Vision Plan
Phase III- Lessons 19 through 26
Making a game plan for life Why boundaries matter The importance of choosing friends Writing my Manhood Plan What Winning Looks Like
Phase IV- Lessons 27 through 33
Future focus Finalizing my Manhood Plan Submitting my finished Manhood Plan The Gold In You ....My family of friends and team members are Identifying to me my Strengths, Talents, abilities. etc.. Planning for Ceremony ...Place ...Time ... Expectations