AAMOU, “Transformation from boyhood to manhood; not by age, but by acquiring knowledge, maturity and demonstration.”
    


        AAMOU MISSION:
Our mission is to be the positive role model, mentor and father figure to youth at risk, guiding them through each stage of development: childhood, puberty and adolescence to cultivate values, future leaders and professionals. Activities include mentoring, community service, recreation, leadership development, manhood training, employment readiness and life-skills. AAMOU will serve youth at risk of all ethnicities. 
 

PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES: 
  • To educate youth to avoid
    • Gangs
    • Drugs
    • Violence
    • School failure
    • School drop-out


 AAMOU provides youth ages 7-18:                         
  • Anger Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • College Readiness (FAFSA)
  • Homework Help
  • Cultural Enrichment Field Trips
  • Career Development & Guidance
  • Community Service
  • Life-Skills
  • Employability Skills
  • Leadership Development
  • Manhood Development
  • Help with transition into manhood

  

Rites Of Passage Sign-up
To sign your child(ren) up for our Rites of Passage program, click on the link ROP Mentoring Sign-up Form.doc
and fill out the form.


AAMOU PROGRAM OUTCOME 2014-2015
Activities include designing and implementing programs that are innovative and effective practices to solving individual, family and community problems, guiding disadvantage youth belonging to female head of house holds, combatting juvenile delinquency, developing career interest, nurturing self-sufficiency, employment preparation and mentoring. We have received referrals from parents, schools, counselors, agencies, and churches.

Programs are as follows:
  • Rites of Passage Leadership Development and Manhood training (Age 7-18) 
  • Jobs for youth violence prevention program (Age 14-21) 
  • Project safe summer basketball program (Age 7-16)
  • Back to School fair
  • Kwanzaa Celebration
  • Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Celebration

After School Based 4 Sites………………… 105 Youth at risk
Community Based 6 Sites……………..…..  247 Youth at risk

Total Youth Served = 352

 

ROP DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Hispanics ………...…………..………148
  • Blacks ……………………………….  169 
  • Whites ……………………………….  25
  • Asian ………………………………… 10
Total Youth Served 2014 = 352
 
 
TARGET OUTCOMES & MEASUREMENT 
  • Shared valuable life changing information

  • Improved educational values and commitment

  • 99% of ROP participants persisted with classmates

  • 100% of ROP seniors graduated highschool or obtainted a GED

  • Job Training: Improved employability skills 45%  received job placements

 
COMMUNITY AT LARGE (EVENTS) = 2,179 Total Served

                                                                Accumulative= 2,531 Served  

 
TESTIMONIALS 
Published November 28, 2016 | By Admin
  • Rebecca said, "my son's grades and attitude has improved because of ROP.

  • Aurora University college student said,"He is learning right along with the kids."

  • Donovani, a student said,"ROP was the highlight of his day!

  • Mrs. Huston said,"m son makes better decisions, since he has access to positive men."

  • Recipient of the Daily Herald  2014 AABE award for "Business Excellence."