On some level , at some point...there
has to be a connection made between mentor and child. Fall back upon your experiences...Father absence, dreams, law enforcement,
education, Sports, etc… You probably have more in common than you have things that separate you….Remember your
youth, when was the first time you felt different...You are looking for talking points...Open your mind.
Detect: Conversation breeds thought, through
verbal communication we will explore cause & effect of personal, family, & community concerns, we will explore the
spiritual, cultural, & global impact of chosen areas of these concerns.
Infect: Infect them with Hope, and Wisdom. You want to infect them with a desire for worldly knowledge, a life beyond that microcosm
they refer to as the hood, “ down on the block”…You want to infect them with a consciousness as the scouts
say, “Mentally awake and Morally straight.” You want them to have the will to not only lift
themselves but those around them as well.
them to another level of understanding...Once you have their confidence you can critique them on their decision making...establish
different priorities...a different value system...what it means to be a man or a woman...a parent...to be an upstanding citizen...an
advocate for other desperate souls in need of rescue such as they were...Give them a Purpose. Above all Direct them to the
importance of Education.
Key Ingredient: A Positive Male Influence, Pay close Attention, be consistent, they will come to depend upon
you...Remember your word is your bond...Don’t make promises or commitments you can’t keep. They will look forward
to seeing you often...Please do not let them down!
© Security Dads Inc., 2010