Iron Sharpens Iron Mentoring key staff members have received The Council Facilitator Training from professional representative from "The Council for Boys and Young Men" and also "The Girls Circle". This training has provided our adult mentors with a solid, progressive framework of applicable skills to facilitate a strengths-based program which we use to promote healthy boys and girls adolescent development.
The Council for Boys and Young Men program
A strengths based program that focus on developing trust and confidentiality between facilitators and mentees.
Iron Sharpens Iron Mentoring group component is desigened to meet the needs of up to 20 boys and 20 girls at one time, however they will be broken into groups of 6 to 10 per session. Each session runs for 10 - 12 weeks and during that time frame any new mentees will be placed in a new session.
Tip: The sessions are not co-ed. We find that boys and girls work better in seperate mentoring groups, however there may be times when we bring boys and girls together.
Small groups equal greater affects
Rites of Passage Program
A rite of passage is a ritual event that marks a person's transition from one status to another. Rites of passage explores and describes various notable milestones in an individual's life, for any marked transitional stage, when one's social status is altered.
The concept of rites of passage as a general theory of socialization was first formally articulated by Arnold van Gennep in his book The Rites of Passage to denote rituals marking the transitional phase between childhood and full inclusion into a tribe or social group.
 Gennep's work exercised a deep impact on anthropological thought
 Milestones include transitions from puberty, year 7 to high school, coming of age, marriage and death.
PEOPLE ARE OFTEN UNREASONABLE, ILLOGICAL, AND SELF CENTERED;
FORGIVE THEM ANYWAY
IF YOU ARE KIND, PEOPLE MAY ACCUSE YOU OF SELFISH, ULTERIOR MOTIVES;
BE KIND ANYWAY
IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL, YOU WILL WIN SOME FALSE FRIENDS AND SOME TRUE ENEMIES;
IF YOU ARE HONEST AND FRANK, PEOPLE MAY CHEAT YOU;
BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY
WHAT YOU SPEND YEARS BUILDING, SOMEONE COULD DESTROY OVERNIGHT;
IF YOU FIND SERENITY AND HAPPINESS, THEY MAY BE JEALOUS;
BE HAPPY ANYWAY
THE GOOD YOU DO TODAY, PEOPLE WILLOFTEN FORGET TOMORROW;
DO GOOD ANYWAY
GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU HAVE, AND IT MAY NEVER BE ENOUGH;
GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU'VE GOT ANYWAY
YOU SEE, IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS, IT IS BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD;
IT WAS NEVER BETWEEN YOU AND THEM ANYWAY
A comprehensive strength based program exclusively for girls ages 9 to 18 years of age. Group size between 6 to 10 members that are facilitated by one or two trained persons. Lasting for 10 - 12 weeks each session is closed to new members after if is full.
Sessions include topics like: Friendship, Being a Gril, Body Image, Honoring Our Diversity, Relationships with Peers, Who I Am, Expressing my Individuality, Paths to the Future, and more...
Now I know what an adult is.
We will rule the world!