Our mentorship program for schools dubbed 'Velocity', takes place every week at local community schools. The idea is to impact the children between the ages of 12 and 15 by teaching life skills that are not taught in the school curriculum.
The lessons complement the day to day subjects that are taught. The topics covered include peer pressure, interpersonal relationships, drugs and drug abuse, self-esteem, and decision-making. The lessons are made interactive where the children get to ask questions, play games, sing and have fun while learning.
One of the goals of the velocity program is to teach children to be mentors themselves. Our belief is that for children to have the best chance to succeed they need mentors, they need good peers, and they need to be giving away what they have been given, being mentors to those younger than themselves.
By putting children and young adults in positions to mentor and teach what they have learned, even if they only teach simple lessons, you empower them, you help them to grow into leaders and you help to solidify the knowledge and lesson in their own minds.
If the program can create a generation of young mentors, that grow into impactful leaders, then their community and the world will be a better place to live in.