Having someone to mirror, someone who was willing to show me how to get there - I can think of no better influence in a boy's path to manhood.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 28, 2015
A new organization is seeking to make a difference in the lives of boys across the DFW area, taking them from “high-risk” to “high-potential”.
A Fathers Promise will accomplish this by showing these young boys what potential they have if they continue pursuing their education and make wise choices with the many decisions they are faced with during adolescence and early adulthood. The organization will provide workshops and strong male role models who will serve as coaches that these boys can look up to and draw inspiration from so that they can mirror their choices in life.
Justin Martin, co-founder of A Fathers Promise, understands the importance of having a strong father figure in a young man’s life. "My dad wasn’t part of my life growing up, and I was prime candidate for being what society calls "at-risk." Thankfully, I was surrounded by strong men who taught me how to live up to my potential. These men helped me see that success was attainable. Having someone to mirror, someone who was willing to show me how to get there - I can think of no better influence in a boy's path to manhood."
Through their conferences, workshops, and coaches, they plan to instill wisdom into the lives of these “at-risk” youth and open their eyes to the possibilities that come with choosing attainable and almost guaranteed paths to success. In return, they believe that these men will one day do the same for the children and other members of their community.
For A Fathers Promise first conference, the organization is looking for 250 males between the ages of 13 and 17. Anyone is free to nominate a young man they feel could benefit from this program. Entries may be submitted through their website at http://www.afatherspromise.com
Speakers will include doctors, attorneys, business owners, journalists, engineers, financiers, and many others who will share how their hard work and smart choices brought them to where they are now. The keynote speaker will be journalist and TV/radio host Stephen A. Smith.
For more information, please call 214-744-3339 or visit A Fathers Promise online.