Mentoring Today's Youth

Meeting Youth Where They Are, Instilling Vision To Know Where They Need To Be

MTY School Based Mentoring

MTY is a school based & community youth mentoring program

MTY Youth Community Engagement

MTY Youth attending the 2020 MLK Rally & March

MTY Gang Intervention & Prevention

MTY At Risk Youth Gang Intervention & Prevention Services

MTY Entrepreneurship

Youth learning work ethics and how to start up and manage their own business

"Programs Don't Change Lives, People Do"

MTY is a program designed to meet youth & families where they are. We recognize that every family is unique in their own way. Their values and principals are shaped by unique circumstances and economical systems.

Therefore, we never generalize that every person and family should be able to thrive and be successful simply by going through the same programs. Our mission is not to be a cookie cutter one size fits all and can fix all. Our mission is to meet youth & families where they are within the spectrum of their lives and to assist them through community resources that are intended to help build a healtheir foundation and family structure.

Our matching process is designed to connect youth & families with the right people, that through lived experiences and understanding of systemic and environmental trauma. They tend to possess the ability to build respectful and trusting relationships, that opens the door for transparency, identifying root causes and building success plans for positive outcomes. Remember, “People Change People”.

People Do!

Programs Don’t Change Lives

“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them. They sink because of the water that gets inside of them”

MTY is designed to provide youth with the “Social & Emotional Learning”, tools that will assist them in navigating the barriers of their environment. So that whats happening all around them, does not get in them and redefine who they really are.

“Job’s Not Jail”

MTY understands the challenges that innercity and underserved youth have with not joining gangs and feeling forced to survive the streets and make money anyway they can.

Our Entrepreneur and Job Readiness program is geared towards teaching them healthy work ethics, effective communication, resume writing, interview skills, healthy relations and building their own business.

This program acts as a diversion and alternative options, opposite of a life of crime and violence.

“Our Goal Is To Keep Youth Employed Instead Of Imprisoned”

JOBS

NOT

Jail

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positive transitions

Youth that have joined our Jobs Not Jails program have shown success in staying on track towards a more positive and healthier life style. They are able to learn business skills as well as sociel skills and how to safely navigate through the pressures of their environment.

They become motivated to do the right thing and not put themselves in a position of becoming a repeat offender.

“Preventing Recidivism”

A Trade For A Trade

Most of our young boys and girls that have become a product of their environments, gain some very skillful ways of surviving that also transitions into a business and marketing acumen. With proper mentoring these skills can be transfered in a entrepreneurial way that has proven to be very succesful. We connect them with vocational trade programs such as apprenticships that can teach them and certify them in the construction trade.

“A Trade For A Trade”

“Bridging Gap's Between Law Enforcement and At Risk Youth" Why Trust And Respect Matters

"MTY and Spokane Police Department Partnering Together To Create Safe Communities"

In working to disrupt the school to prison pipeline and prevention services for our youth of color from being over represented within the juvenile and adult prison systems. We recognize that it cannot be a “Us Against Them” approach. This must become a wholistic approach where community, law enforcement and our judicial system are collaborating together to create systems reforms that serve for the good of our whole community.

Having courageous conversations where our youth voices are being heard and diverse perspectives are being expressed as well as addressed.

“PAL”, has become a safe space for youth to build respectful relationships with police officers and for police officers to understand the legitimacy of their lack of trust by listening to them and then seeing them through a cultural lens.

Mentoring * Todays * Youth *  Spokane *  Police * Activities * League *

“MTY & PAL” We Are In This Together 

MTY

A School & Community

Based Mentoring

You Mad bro

A Social & Emotional Learning Approach

To Address Anger Management and Conflict Resolution

(YMAD) “Young Men Achieving Destiny”

SWAG

Helping Young Women Discover Their Identity

And In Becoming The Best Version Of Themselves

NC H. School

Rogers H. school

Ferris H. School

EWU College Trip

African American Graduation

Glover Middle School

Engaging Youth and Educators around “Social & Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive Learning”

(Meeting Youth)

“Meeting Youth Where They Are”, is more about coming into “Their Space” without trying to change it into “My Space”.

MTY’s mission is to come to the social and emotional level of where the youth are, before trying to lead them down a path they have never travelled before. Our focus is on creating a non-judgemental environment, where they feel safe and able to build trusting relations with our mentors. Because “Safe Spaces, Creates Safe Places”.

Our staff is engaged in the training of School Administrators and Students around Culturally Responsive Learning. We serve as an additional support for teachers, assisting in creating a learning environment where every student regardless of ethnicity feels like they belong, their voices are heard and their views matter.

MTY has been instrumental in establishing culturally informed clubs that inspires students to want to learn more about their history.

(Sankofa) “Remembering where you come from, Creates Purpose for where you are Going”

(Where)

“In order to Teach them, We have to Reach them. In order to Reach them We have to get to Know them”.

Where, is a crucial stage in the process of working with youth, because it shifts the adult from being the teacher to the learner.

Critical listening is a necessary atribute in order to have a better understanding of “Where” our young people are.

 

(They)

“When They See Us”

It’s important that we remain sensitive to the fact that “They”, are still kids learning how to navigate their way within a system that has dictated whats normal and right behaviors.

Thereby, labeling them as being abnormal when their child like behaviors do not measure up to the adults expectation.

“When I was a Child I thought like a Child, I Acted Like a Child, But when I Became Older, I put away Childish Behaviors”

(Are)

Who they “Are” is not accurately defind by the behaviors that are expressed. Maturation takes place over the journey of ones life. Such as the saying, “We Live, We Learn”, & “When We Know Better, We Do Better”.

As we grow through life’s experiences, we begin to recognize that we are all becoming what we have been destined to be. We must caution ourselves to not be so quick to place lables on youth simply because of “Where They Are”, at this stage in their life.

“Where They Are Does Not Define Who They Are”

 

Meet Our Awesome Team

Pastor Shon L. Davis

Pastor Shon L. Davis

Director Of MTY

Pastor Shon Is The Founder and Director Of Mentoring Today’s Youth & Young Men Achieving Destiny (You MAD Bro?)

Pastor Stephy Nobles Beans

Pastor Stephy Nobles Beans

Mentor & Director Of Women Rising

Pastor Stephy Is A Mentor And A Gifted Speaker, Author And Strong Advocate For Women Across The Nation

Mrs. Jaime Stacy

Mrs. Jaime Stacy

Mentor & Director Of SWAG

Mrs. Jaime Stacy Is A Mentor And Founder And Director Of (SWAG) Strong Women Achieving Greatness

Mr. William Davis

Mr. William Davis

Mentor & Gang Intervention Specialist

Mr. William Davis Better Known As Compton, Is A Mentor And Intervention & Prevention Youth Counselor

Pastor Shon L. Davis

Director Of MTY

Contact Us

For more information on (MTY) mentoring services and how we can be of service to you and or your organization. Please feel free to contact us by clicking on this very link.