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The Academy of Kings mission is to promote family structure and strengthen communities. We desire to serve through education, intervention/prevention, and spiritual guidance, while fostering innovative support, and grooming family leaders.
The purpose of Men of Distinction is to provide an alternate avenue for youth males to learn and grow from other male figures in the community that they can relate to. The issue of single parent homes today is the fact that many of the children are "latch key" youth. Meaning that they come home to and empty house, due to the parent's need to work. Our mentor program helps to fill these voids. Men of Distinction is funded by our 12 for 12 Fundraising Program.
The 2013 study “The Role of Risk: Mentoring Experiences and Outcomes for Youth with Varying Risk Profiles,” examined mentoring program relationships, experiences and benefits for higher-risk youth, and among the findings determined:
The strongest program benefit, and most consistent across risk groups, was a reduction in depressive symptoms — a particularly noteworthy finding given that almost one in four youth reported worrisome levels of these symptoms at baseline.
Findings also suggested gains in social acceptance, academic attitudes and grades.
In addition to benefits in specific domains, mentored youth also experienced gains in a greater number of outcomes than youth in the comparison group.
We partner with different sports clubs that appeal to the youth to give the children another outlet, support system, and sense of belonging.