January 9, 2005

From Boyhood To Manhood Foundation

I think this quote on The From Boyhood To Manhood Foundation website is true for most boys:

"They don't want to have role models who are footballers, they want role models who they know personally... People who are close at home who they can emulate properly." Decima Francis

Yet another organization doing the good work. What are you doing to intentionally and positively influence the life of a boy near you?

The From Boyhood to Manhood Foundation in the London Borough of Southwark was founded in 1996 by Decima Francis and Uanu Seshmi, following concern within the community about the number of young black boys being excluded from school and becoming involved with gangs, drugs and violence. Behind their tough street image, disaffected boys like these suffer from low self-esteem and a lack of confidence. All too often they do not have positive role models or stable adults in their lives to guide them through the transition from boyhood to manhood. Excluded from school, free falling through the criminal justice system, they are on course for short and violent lives. The FBMF believes that boys in trouble deserve a chance to turn their lives around before it becomes too late."

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:23 AM

    Earl, you're a needed voice in the world. Thanks!

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  2. Thanks anonymous... I need to hear that... Earl

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