Our Community Future
The African American Men’s Association (AAMA) proudly announces its new Young Champions program in an effort to further its goal to successfully mentor local youth. The Young Champions provide youth with mentors focusing on the goal of assisting local youth in building positive, healthy relationships at school, home, and in their community.
This program utilizes one-to-one relationship and group activities to assist in reaching the youths’ specific goals(s). Young Champions targets youths aged 12 to 18. School administration, community service providers, and parents for program participation refer youths to the program. Through the mentoring relationship, youth will develop a sense of unity, empowerment, self-determination, purpose, respect, and self-esteem. This program strives to foster positive decision-making skills, age-appropriate independent living skills, and a focus on the importance of education.
Big Brother Big Sisters of Greater Rochester (BBBSR) provides the infrastructure for Young Champions program in an effort to further its goal to successfully mentor local youth. BBBS is the oldest, largest, and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States and the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century. Serving children, ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country – including Geneva – the organization will now create matches between AAMA members.
To learn more about the mentoring program, please write:
PO Box 98
Geneva, NY 14456