The Fox84 Initiative For Boys is a nonprofit that understands the value of a good role model and positive affirmation in a young boy’s life. That’s why we’ve dedicated our time and energy in improving the environment in which the youth of Marion South Carolina grow up. By offering career centered mentorship programs and a bridge to independence, the Fox84 Initiative remains committed to achieving its vision of helping young men walk their own paths.
Our mentoring program pairs young men with a mentor. Together, the two participate in a series of planned activities to strengthen the relationship and improve the young man's confidence and hopefulness. Through personal relationships, young people will identify with a sense of individual responsibility and will gain the commitment to follow a positive path to adulthood with pride and accomplishment. Once a year, we come together with other mentors and host a two- to three-day camp that offers workshops, team-building programs, educational workshops, technical workshops, and a panel for young men to interact with. The purpose of our programs is to provide young men with one-on-one counseling to engage in discussions about strategies for success.
Our mentors receive continuous training throughout the year and participate in monthly meetings to report on the young man's progress. It is our goal to foster a commitment that promotes pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope for the future.
It is our hope that, over time, we will create a learning environment that is an invaluable resource to young people, aspiring mentors, and the community as a whole. A bright future for our youth is very important, which is why we are bringing awareness to the importance of mentoring. It is our plan to address risk factors through our programs while giving special attention to young men who often have the odds stacked against them.
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