Many people use the quote “our children are our future”, which could not be closer to the truth. But to make this an aspirational future for us all, we must pitch in and do the work to develop, nurture, and educate our children to provide the guidance they need. Good decision-making by our kids is not an easy task and we must provide the tools to help them along the way.
The Sarasota-Bradenton Project Guide Right Foundation is a strong believer in the biblical saying “raise a child in the way they should go and when they are older, they will not depart from it”. So, we strive to “Be The One” to step forward and provide learning lessons in that regard.
Each Friday the men of the Foundation journey to Manatee Elementary to provide life lessons and words of encouragement to the children. Our topics are meant to be fun, informative, interesting, and motivational to create a strong learning environment. We discuss with the youngsters topics such as Anti-Bullying, Self Esteem, Self-Discipline, Becoming a better student, Respecting Others, Building Your Own Brand, Academics & Sports, Law enforcement & You, and other meaningful topics.
This series of engagements is for the Spring semester and new topics will be created for the Fall semester. So far, the kids enjoy it, are learning, and are internalizing the lessons they hear according to their teachers. These interventions are critical for our young Black males as we all know the statistics that say if you don’t learn to read by the 3rd grade, your chances for success are greatly diminished as compared to other demographics.
We continue to “BE THE ONE” in our community and invite you to join in on the work & fun!