The word of the day is “Mentor.” Mentor is defined as: someone who teaches or give help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person. A wise and trusted teacher or counselor.
Charles Lee, Jonathon Jpdapoet Peterson, and Mark Baynard recently attended a powerful mentors meeting in Montgomery, Alabama. We are in need of more positive role models in our communities. This is true in nearly every city in the United States. Illegal drugs and criminal behavior can be found on almost every street corner. Being raise without a stable father is the home has become normal. Our youth are hurting and some of them feel that no one understands them. The truth is that crime is not the answer to any of our problems in the community. Prison sometimes appears to be more of an accepted reality than graduating high school, attending college, getting a job or even starting a business. We must not sit back and accept this as the fate of our youth. I call all of my brothers and sisters to be a mentor right were you stand. Take one individual “under your wing” to help and give advice to during their most difficult times. We may be able to reach our youth before they reach prison. Education will prepare our youth for employment while knowledge of self will give them true identity. Black live matter to us!
I would like to acknowledge Charles Lee the founder of That’s My Child Organization for the work that he has done and continue to do in the community. I also would like to give a shout out to Jpdapoet for blessing us with the spoken word. There are many others who are working in the field as we speak. I encourage you to continue to do the positive work that you are doing. My family and friends in Wilmington, Delaware, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York City, Connecticut, and the DC area; continue to be a mentor in those dangerous streets.
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