Monroe College Event Mentors NYC Males: Third Annual Male Empowerment Kick-Off

Monroe College Event Mentors NYC Males: Third Annual Male Empowerment Kick-Off

Confession: the 8:00 a.m. start time for mentors on a work day was not easy, even if the orange juice was delicious. The good news? Monroe College’s Third Annual Male Empowerment Event was well worth the trouble. 100 young males from disconnected neighborhoods gathered for what could only be described as a “role model day.” A diverse group of professional men showed up bright and early and ready to share any insights, tips, and even humor with boys who more often than not, weren’t privy to one on one time with...

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Me and my mentee at his first baseball game.

Me and my mentee at his first baseball game.

Me and my mentee at his first baseball game. Even though I’m a Yanks fan and he likes the Mets, seeing his face light up as we walked through the bullpen entrance reminded me why I love mentoring. So for tonight only, Go Mets!

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P.V.S., Don’t Leave Home Without It (Why personal vision statements matter)

P.V.S., Don’t Leave Home Without It (Why personal vision statements matter)

I often preach about why you absolutely must do a personal mission statement before you reach out to mentors. I talk about this in my "attract mentors pt. 1" clip featured on this blog. I thought I would recap here three reasons why this is an awesome idea:

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