Al-Maun Mentoring Program
AMP has developed as a Rites of Passage program where young boys are helped to navigate the challenges of becoming positive, productive, and responsible young men in our community. Currently we are mentoring in four schools located in west, south west and the frankford neighborhoods.
"It is easier to build a strong child than repairing a broken man"
A.M.P. Is a Male Mentoring Program designed for boys age 9 to 15. The program was Founded in 2011 at Tilden Middle School.
Our Executive Director, Mr. Earl Warfield a retired Public School Police Officer conceived of the idea of men taking an active role in the development of our Boys into young men.
Mr. Warfield is also a founding member of Al-Maun a community based group of Muslim Men dedicated to doing good in our neighborhoods. Several members decided to volunteer their time to this noble effort.
The Members of AMP decided there were five critical areas of development which needed to be addressed.
1) Life Skills
2) Critical Thinking
3) Conflict Resolution/Team Building
4) Anger Management
Our purpose is to offer our Mentees options beyond what they may see in their neighborhoods and on the television. Our hope is to open the hearts and minds of our Mentees to a wide variety of opportunities for personal growth and maturity.
Through a monthly series of developmental learning Modules. Our goal is to enhance what our boys receive in the traditional classroom.
1) Self Esteem, to develop
The habit of Respect for self and others.
2) Family Dynamics.
To help our students see their role in their family,
by understanding they are not alone and have a responsibility to their families.
3) Health and Wellbeing, The role of nutrition
in building strong bodies and minds.
4) Education and Critical Thinking; the important role academic achievement provides in developing
responsibility and maturity.
5) Entrepreneurial/development, this Module connects the intersection of learning and business skills, through our silk screening program and guest speakers from the business community. We sponsor various trips to Museums, sporting events and amusement parks,
in and outside the city.
Al-Maun Male Mentoring Program goal is to provide opportunities for our young boys and young men to resolve issues with out violence.