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HN mentors CJ Winberly (l) and Antonio Burgess (r) at the Building Strong Boys conference with Dr. Boyce Waltkins

HN mentors CJ Winberly (l) and Antonio Burgess (r) at the Building Strong Boys conference with Dr. Boyce Waltkins

Q Unit Mentoring Program

HN mentors CJ Wimberly(l) and Antonio Burgess (r) at the Building Strong Boys Conference with Dr. Boyce Waltkins.

By Antonio Burgess

The Eta Nu Education Foundation’s Q Unit Mentoring Program is doing great things in the Broward County community. The Q Unit Mentoring Program’s mission is to provide young males with the guidance and support needed to reach their full potential by developing the necessary skills to be successful. This mission is shared within the community that we serve. The Q Unit mentoring Program has workshops bi-weekly that focuses on the program’s five key areas for boys ages 9-14yrs-old. Those areas are academic excellence, community awareness, college and careers, character/Social Skills development, and life skills. Our mentees are required to maintain a 2.5 grade point average and attend a Broward County Public School.

According to The Schott Foundation, which provides statistics on minority boys, currently in Broward County the male minority graduation rate is at 52 percent. In addition, over 80 percent of our mentees come from single parent homes that have a low socio economic status. With these statistics, The Eta Nu Education Foundation Q Unit Mentoring Program will further seek to inspire and enable young males to be caring, responsible, and productive citizens to their community and society. Furthermore, we will continue to aide in increasing the male minority graduation rate through positive mentoring and positive exposure through workshops. For example, The Q Unit Mentoring Program continues to provide our mentees with test taking strategies, cooking skills, social skill building, etiquette, dress for success, college and careers, golfing, field trips, tutoring, and many more positive workshops.

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”       – Frederick Douglas

 

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