Established in June of 2006, MW2 is a community based non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to transforming the lives of at risk, inner-city youth through messages of positivity and purpose. These life changing messages are transmitted through group and one-on-one interactions with dedicated mentors and role-models who believe passionately in the promise of our youth. we appreciate your support in this continuing endeavor.
Mentoring Works2, Inc. (MW2) will foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope in the future. Our goal is to empower our youth to break the habits that are leading them into trouble in schools and in the streets.
The mission of MW2 is the pursuit of the following principles:
MW2 will inspire social and cultural involvement, strong interpersonal skills, and inculcate a sense of hope in the future.
The focus of MW2 is to empower youth in establishing goals and following through on commitments.
MW2 wants to development the perspective of young people to make them aware of life's possibilities.
We believe an individual is dramatically influenced by their support system. MW2 wants to surround young people in a caring, inclusive learning environment.
- Establish a strong network of support with the school system and the community. Provide oral and written communication skills.
- Launch a series of fundraising activities that will successfully fund the expanding program.
- Establish an effective training program for mentors that will increase their ability to be successful communicators.
- Establish an effective quality assurance system to protect both the youth and the mentor.
- Encourage daughter to father open discussions through the after school program.
- Encourage son to mother open discussions.
MW2 is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation providing mentoring services for at risk youth in the local community. The program will form partnerships with local school districts and the community at large. We pay special attention when matching youth with mentors. Mentors are trained to focus on positive reinforcement, team-building, and the success of achieved goals, by engaging youth in one-on-one outings and group adventures in the community. Mentors will work with the parents and the school to establish set time frames in order to meet accomplished tasks and activities. Mentees agree to meet with tutors and volunteers after school for 60 hours per month for one year. Required training will continue with mentors as required throughout the year. In addition, MW2 will have monthly mentor support meetings.
The focus areas of MW2 are to address the issues that face youth today and provide one-on-one mentoring that will incorporate 1) substance abuse programs that would encourage youth to resist substance and abuse; 2) HIV awareness that would eliminate misconceptions and misinformation that put young men and women at risk; 3) teen pregnancy programs that would promote abstinence, safe sex, and discipline; 4) support groups to deal with tolerance, gay and lesbian issues; 5) strengthen family parenting that would promote healing and reunification and 6) crime intervention.