Young Men Achieving Destiny
(YMAD) is a “Social Emotional Learning” program that is geard towards helping young men address anger issues through conflict management tools.
Helping Young Men to identify the “Why vs the What”. The What is generally the outward expression of the internal issue that causes the Why”
Walking alongside of young men through the process of maturation and growing them from “Boys2Men, From Victims to becoming more Responsible and Accountable
(YMAD) Young Men Achieving Destiny
Topic's We Explore
Safe Spaces Creates Safe Places. In the entrance of our group sessions we lay a foundation of building trustful relations, in order to achieve transparency that leads to recovery
It’s hard to “See” yourself in places that you don’t “See” yourself belonging. We shift the focus towards what motivates youth to want to change where they are vs asking where do you see yourself down the road
“Managing It Before It Manages You”. Gaining a true understanding of what is Anger and how out of control it can become if not managed properly.
Learning How To Read The Signs, To Avoid Dead Ends
From Being Responsible, To Being Responsible
Fear of being vulnerable
Understanding The Teenage Brain-Cognitive Thinking
From Boys2Men-From Mentee to Mentors
9 Stages Of Conflict
The Blame Game-No More Victims
From The Courtroom To The Family Room
Anger Is A Secondary Emotion
Do You Even Know "Y" Your Mad
You Mad Bro?
Young Men Achieving Destiny
Is The Anger We See, More Dangerous Then The Anger Unseen?
Our Mission is to improve the social and emotional wellness of our young men that will assist them in utilizing cognitive thinking to better process their feelings before reacting to their feelings
Our Vision is to see more young men making the emotional transition from Boys2Men. Having emotional stability to make better choices. Graduating instead of dropping out, Employed instead of Imprisoned. Achieving their true destiny and becoming the foundation for the next generation to stand on
Taking a “Listening to Learn, a Teach to Reach”, approach that builds trust and respectful relations. To address root issues through creating safe spaces for transparency. Focusing on the “Why” and not the “What”. Chipping away at the Iceberg from beneath the surface, in order to minimize it’s impact above the surface. To Father Sons, into becoming Father’s and Mentee’s becoming Mentor’s. Diverting young men from “The Courtroom To The Family Room”.
"Let It Go"
Anger Can Lead To Danger
Holding on to Anger, Is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Ships don’t sink because of the water around them. They sink because of the water that gets inside of them.
Speak while you are angry and you will give the worst speech that you will forever regret.
Words From The Wise
Growing Roses In Concrete Places
Putting In The Work "The Mamba Mentality"
“YOU ASKED FOR MY HUSTLE. I GAVE YOU MY HEART, BECAUSE IT CAME WITH SO MUCH MORE”.
When Creating Space, Confirms Your Place
SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM PEOPLE. IF THEY CARE THEY’LL NOTICE. IF THEY DON’T, YOU KNOW WHERE YOU STAND.
When You Don't See The Whole Picture, You Frame Your Own Narrative
DON’T JUDGE ME FOR THE CHOICES I MAKE, WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW THE OPTIONS I HAD
Who's Fooling Who, "When Silence Reveals"
“A WISE MAN ONCE TOLD ME TO NEVER ARGUE WITH A FOOL. BECAUSE PEOPLE FROM A DISTANCE CANNOT TELL WHO’S WHO”
Stay Dead To Your Critics and Alive To Your Dreams
YOU GOTTA LEARN THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO REACT TO EVERYTHING. JUST LET CLOWNS DO, WHAT CLOWNS DO AND WATCH THE SHOW
Keep Doing What You've Always Done and You'll Keep Getting What You've Always Got
WORK WHILE THEY SLEEP, LEARN WHILE THEY PARTY, SAVE WHILE THEY SPEND, SO YOU CAN LIVE LIKE THEY DREAM
The Dynamic Duo-Staff
Pastor Shon & William Davis
Youth Mentor & Intervention Specialist
“Pastor Shon & William were born and raised in the inner cities of Compton California. After going through their own life conversions. They both understand through lived experiences the environmental trauma’s our youth are confronted with everyday. After experiencing the lost of two of their own brothers to gang violence. They have committed themselves towards creating pathways of success for other youth not to have to experience the same pain.”
Remember, “Programs Don’t Change Lives, People Do”