Leaders In Training Sports Mentoring Program seeks mentors of color

Posted by Leaders In Training Sports and Mentoring Program on January 15, 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 black children 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 African American youth, OP Sports believes that involving African Americans 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:Team, Community and Group mentoring; where the youth will be paired with one to four mentors in groups. Mentors are asked to dedicate 12 hours a month on 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.

If you or your institution/organization/institution is interested in partnering with The Leaders In Training Mentoring Program or 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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