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 at risk youth, guiding them through each developmental stage: 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 at risk youth 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 2017-2018
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 6 Sites………………… 160 Youth at risk
Community Based 3 Sites……………..…..  132 Youth at risk
STEM After School 9 Sites………………… 225 Youth at risk

Total Youth Served = 517

 

ROP DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Hispanics ………...…………..………222
  • Blacks ……………………………….  239 
  • Whites ……………………………….  46
  • Asian / other ………………………… 10
Total Youth Served = 517
 
 
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) = 3,300 Total Served

                                                                Accumulative= 3,817 Served  

 
TESTIMONIALS 
Published February 09, 2018 | By Admin
  • High school student said, "Rites of passage motivated him to pull his grades up and his pants up."

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

  • Student said,"We were the father that he never had."

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

  • Student said,"ROP gave him more confidence."

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