© 2015 Building Blocks Mentoring Program                                                                   Building Blocks Mentoting Program is a IRS 501c3 non-profit Organization Tax ID# 80-0323718

BBMP will enable at-risk youth to improve their lives through utilization of relationships building with an emphasis peer-to-peer bonds and community and parental respect. The youth taking advantage of this innovative program will be able to utilize community resources and career building opportunities provided by community foundations and business leaders with hopes of increasing income levels, graduation levels, and all around community pride opportunities for a better future that will empower academic, and self-development.

 

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

To support individual mentoring as well as group facilitation for at-risk youth who are experiencing educational challenges, gang-related pressure, lack of community, pride and the threat of dropping out of school. These are specifics of the program overall objectives below:

 

  • Provide one-on-one & group support

  • Providing positive role models

  • Listening to concerns in-group and individual environments

 

Mission: To empower students through education and job readiness skills.

 

Vision: To support one-on-one and group mentoring for youth educational failures, dropping out, involved in delinquent activities, gangs and gang-related activity and altering unmotivated attitudes and behaviors.

Our Impact

In addition to the formal programs that the BBMP has identified as core elements / initiatives there is a belief that we must be able to direct our resources and attention to a variety of community needs as seen by the Board of Directors/Advisory and local community.  Such initiatives range from health and wellness education to supporting disaster relief efforts and athletic clinics to speaking to youth about a variety topics.  Some examples of how the BBMP has already engaged itself in such initiatives include:

 

  • Participating in college day at Sheffield Elementary School and Highland Oaks Middle School

  • Co-Host Memphis HBCU Hoop College Classic at Hamilton High School

  • Serving as a guest lecturer/ instructor to Highland Oaks Middle School Mentoring Program.

  • Provided over 1,400 students with school supplies through our Annual Back to School Charity Weekend.

  • Donated over 800 pounds of canned goods to the Memphis Food Bank year to date.

  • Donated over 70 turkey baskets with non-perishable items to the community in the Memphis, TN and Shelby County area.

  • Speaking engagements with approximately 60 youth at Holy Names Catholic, 80 students at Lowrance Elementary School and over 130 students at Kirby High School. Topics ranged from making tough choices to respecting others and how to “get back on track”.

  • Provided 600 free haircuts to young men over 3 years.

  • Help over 300 families during the Christmas holidays.

  • Arranged to take 40 kids on a college tour in Nashville, TN. The tour consist of visiting Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, Fisk College and Tennessee State Capital.

  • Adopted Westhaven Success Academy School

  • Donated over 400 Memphis Grizzlies Tickets to families in Memphis and Shelby County

  • Co-Host with HBCU Awareness Foundation, Kaplan ACT Practice Test at Whitehaven Community Center

 

More updates coming soon!