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Boy With A Ball reaches youth through mentoring

Boy With A Ball reaches youth through mentoring

Join the movement to create change and mold youth into leaders.

Boy With A Ball (BWAB) San Antonio is reaching out to southside families and youth by offering a strong presence in the area. Through a variety of efforts, including outreach, education, mentoring, and developing small groups, Boy With A Ball is moving the needle when it comes to building leaders.

Programs
Boy With A Ball recently partnered with Harlandale High and Middle Schools to offer an exciting mentoring program, Harlandale Velocity. The in-school mentoring program was launched Spring 2011 as a drop-out prevention initiative. The program trains mentees to become mentors to other students. Last fall, the Mentor-Mentee program launched pairing middle schoolers with high school sophomores.

Twice weekly, Harlandale high school students meet with Harlandale middle school students after school to work on a peer curriculum. High school students develop leadership skills through group activities and mentoring and training led by BWAB staff.

Harlandale Velocity focuses on three main areas:
– Mentee/Mentors
– Leadership development with mentors
– Family engagement

Additionally, Boy With A Ball is reaching out to families who reside in the neighborhood. Boy With A Ball teams develop relationships with families in order to open discussion about issues that are relevant and important to families.

Join the movement. Learn more about BWAB’s Harlandale Velocity program, Watch HERE.

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