a "Men of Hope" Outreach
A TEEN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM for young men ages 12-17. With the help of God fearing men an intentional mercy ministry to fatherless young men. The missionary field is not only in distant lands, but also in our own backyard. In the U.S. there are 25 million fatherless children and rapidly growing. "Father’s Embrace" is answering the call to mentor young men and change their destiny.
“Father’s Embrace” is a 3 day/ 2 night camp held the last weekend in June every year. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
An application process is required. - 10 boys are chosen and mentored for 10 months after the weekend. A Graduation Ceremony is held at the completion of the program. The Father's Embrace Program creates a safe environment for young men and mentors to spend dedicated time together and in group activities.
Each day has a specific intention:
Day 1: WHO I AM NOW?
Day 2: WHO DO I WANT TO BE?
Day 3: CHOOSING THE MAN I WILL BECOME.
This 3-day training is led by experienced facilitators and trained staff, and provides a 2:1 ratio of men to young men. During the weekend, young men are challenged and supported through a series of carefully facilitated activities designed to bring out their feelings in a safe way. This creates a powerful experience that helps young men cope with the ordeals they will face during adolescence. They learn about integrity and honor as they bond with a tribe. They learn about mission and service. This weekend is a life- changing experience young men will never forget.
The mission of "Father's Embrace" Mentorship Program is to share, teach and demonstrate the principles of manhood to young men, enabling them to achieve their dreams and become men who are strong, responsible and productive.
The aim of Father's Embrace is to instill the following principles in the young men who take part in the program.