The ONYX Mentoring Group
Men of color devoted to helping young boys develop mentally, physically, spiritually, culturally, and emotionally into strong young adults leading their communities, future professions, and families.
Empowering males through inner 'self' change, caring relationships, positive interactions, emotional support, collaborative activities, cultural awareness, respect, trust, and service to grow from boys to men.
Why Mentor Young Men
An estimated 24.7 million children do not live with their biological father. (National Fatherhood Initiative, Father Facts, 3rd ed.)
Approximately 42% of father's fail to see thier children after a divorce.
71% of high school dropuouts come from fatherless homes. (National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools)
85% of youth in prisons grew up in a fatherless home (U.S D.H.H.S. Bureau of the Census)
Fatherless boys are 4 times more likely to need help for emotional or behavioral problems. (U.S. D.H.H.S.)
More boys than girls are diagnosed with ADHD.
Boys tend to have lower levels of literacy levels than girls.
Mentors can provide young me with a positive experience in social relationships, which can lead to improvement in other significant relationships in there lives (Keller, 2005)