The average young man in a juvenile correctional facility spends over 1650 hours in detainment, only to be released to fewer opportunities and more obstacles. Imagine that young man spending those same hours in a positive environment surrounded by people who care about what he can become.
All mentors will be expected to complete an orientation training prior to their engagement with our students. Additionally, our mentors are invited to meet for bi-monthly meetings that are entirely discussion-based. During these times, our mentors are encouraged to share their experiences in order to learn and support one another. Through this program, our mentors are trained to implement classroom-based enrichment, as well as individualized instruction within a structured environment.
Visit the links below to learn more about our school-based programs.
Prince Charming – Early Childhood Literacy & Mathematics for 4th and 5th Grades
Measures of a Man – Academic, Leadership & Character Development for 6th-8th Grades
Scholars and Gentlemen – Manhood, Culture & Career Readiness for 9th-12th Grades
Sessions are once a week during the regular school year, and last from 45 minutes to 1 hour.
If you are interested in becoming a Growing Kings mentor, please fill out the following online form and we will contact you with the next steps.
UPDATE: Be sure to register for this year’s 100 Mentors in 100 Days kick-off event at Regions Field. Admission to this FREE event includes complimentary food and refreshments, as well as a ticket to the Birmingham Barons vs. Mississippi Braves game at 3:05 p.m. Males ages 18 and older and welcome to preregister for the event by visiting the link .