You have the opportunity to dramatically influence the lives of fatherless boys in our community. Our mentors commit to a year of weekly, relational mentoring with No Longer Fatherless. These weekly meetings consist of helping with homework, going to a park, seeing a movie, going to a sporting event, etc. The activity is not important, it is the time you spend with your boy that will have the lasting impact. These weekly meetings build trust and allow our mentors to encourage, affirm, show love, and build the confidence of their youth. To become a mentor, you can contact us thru our website or send an email to Nolongerfatherless@gmail.com. Our mentors are required to complete a Level 2 FBI fingerprint background check, go through a 4 week training (one day per week) in which we read and discuss a mentor training book, watch training videos, and have discussions. Once completed, you will be matched with a boy and begin your exciting journey!
Rite of Passage Celebrations
Around the world, and throughout history, almost every culture has a tradition - a rite of passage - that signifies the ending of boyhood and transition into manhood. This milestone occurs when boys reach a certain level of maturity usually between the ages of 13 to 17.
Unfortunately, the United States culture as a whole has largely lost the practice of rites of passage. These Rites of Passage allow a young man to flip a switch, giving him more responsibility, discipline, and understanding of becoming a man.
Life Skill Workshops
We provide a variety of life skills and educational, hands-on workshops for the boys and young men in our program. Each course is designed to provide skills that many children and teens never have the opportunity to learn.
Our workshops cover a wide variety of subjects, including:
» Applying to Jobs and College
» Basic Mechanics & Woodworking Skills
» Budgeting & Managing Money
» Cooking & Baking Skills
» Fishing, Camping, & Outdoor Skills
» Personal Health & Hygiene
VOLUNTEER WITH US
Ways you can volunteer without becoming a mentor are at special events or by teaching a life skill course you are passionate about.
Do you enjoy cooking, baking, nutrition, carpentry, or something else? We would love to set up life skill classes that would benefit the boys we are mentoring. Some of these boys could benefit from something like a simple cooking class. We know single mothers who have to leave their sons at home with older siblings while they work a 2nd job to make ends meet. How valuable would a simple cooking class be for a boy like this who could provide for his family through delicious meals? Whatever your skill or passion may be, we would be thrilled to connect with you!