STAC Mentoring Programs 

Our plan includes building a Faith-based community mentorship and coaching program for adults and at-risk youths.  The proposed mentoring program will be designed as relational while the coaching program will be functional. Similar to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America; however the strategy will also include mentoring and coaching for parents.  Our mentoring and coaching program will take a leadership role.  The expected outcome is to guide and manage relationships by ensuring that it begins, develops, and moves along–fulfilling the needs of the mentee. The goal is for adults and youths to share and learn from his/her mentor so that the personal development stages begin and empowerment is achieved

Our philosophy is simple.  One can rebuild a community with structure; however eliminating the opportunity to positively change the way people think, yields a counterproductive re-building process.  This is why we are proposing programs that focus on the character and morality of the residents in our community.  Combined with Faith-based strategies, our expected end result will create a community with virtues such as integrity, courage, fortitude, honesty, loyalty, and lasting structure within the community.

STAC C.A.M.P Program

Caring.About.My.People (CAMP)

This is a five day/two track summer camp and retreat. The program is designed to build relationships between mentors and mentorees as they build morals and character as well as to teach leadership and empowerment.  Male mentors are paired with fatherless youth males for six months post camp/retreat for ongoing mentoring and coaching.  Likewise, female mentors are paired with motherless youth females for six-month post camp/retreat.  The program is structured to host two camps/retreats per year, encompassing fifteen mentors and fifteen mentorees.

Similarly, single parents and children come together to build family values facilitated by life coaches.  The strategy is to pair single parents with up to five of their children so that parent-child relationships are better defined and managed. The program is structured to host two camps/retreats per year encompassing, five mothers, five fathers, and up to fifty at-risk youths.

The camps/retreats serve as the introduction for the mentoring and parent/child relationship building program.  Mentors, coaches, and parents are encouraged to dedicate as much time with the youths as possible during the six month period. 

Focus areas are: 

  • Personal Development and Growth
  • Transitioning from Youth to Adults
  • Responsible Decision Making/Personal Responsibility
  • Building Relationships
  • Integrating Spiritual Values
  • Goals and Objective Setting
  • Open and Honest Dialog
  • Top-Down and Bottom-up Communication and Feedback