Leaders in Training Sports Mentoring Program: Seeking Mentees/Mentors

Posted by Leaders In Training Sports and Mentoring Program on August 27, 2019

The Leaders in Training Sports Mentoring Program will be a program that provides youth with responsible and caring adult mentors. Citing statistics that assert that more than 65% of urban youth are growing up in father absent households with a similar amount dropping out of high school, coupled with the fact that a high percentage of those high school drop-outs are minority youth, LIT Sports believes that involving Urban youth of color to mentor youth of color is an imperative. The Leaders In Training Sports Mentoring Program is part of a comprehensive outreach project designed to improve social, academic and life skill outcomes for youth residing in undeserved Philadelphia communities.

The sessions will include: Project Based Learning, Team, Community and Group mentoring; where the youth will be paired with two to four mentors in groups/teams, once a week for two hours. Mentors will also be asked to dedicate some time future trips, outings. Guest speakers and presenters will be encouraged to volunteer. The Leaders In Training Sports Mentoring Program is currently seeking businesses, institutions and community based organizations to partner with in the hopes of spreading our vision and recruiting mentors. We know that with the help of the community, our program can be a Philadelphia success and we together can reach hundreds of youth and save their futures. Our key components include Mass Communication, Sport Journalism, Sport Administration/Management and Career Workforce.

We are currently formalizing partnership agreements with Lincoln University, Temple’s Cradle to the Grave Program, the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (some members), and SwiftFit and Level 40 Training, Inc.; two personal training entities geared toward training Philadelphia area high school, collegiate and professional athletes. Our next partnership is with Drexel University’s Lindy Center of Civic Engagement and Temple University (we’re hoping) Department of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality. Our site will be the West Oak Lane Library, located in the Northwest Philadelphia section. 

If you are interested in becoming a mentee/mentor or partner with The Leaders In Training Mentoring Program or if you would like more information regarding the program, please contact Eugene Pough, Program Director at 267-377-3471 or at eugene.pough@litsports.org.

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