BOUND FOR GREATNESS
Literacy is an essential component in the celebrity Bound For Greatness Leadership
Program. Enhancing the reading and writing skills of students is a major goal and
objective of our program. The first five minutes of our leadership workshop/class is
dedicated to student reading and writing skills. Every session, at the beginning of class,studentsinourBFGprogramaregivenafiveminutewritingassignments. This writing
strategy aids in student discussion, discipline, focus, and academic readiness. We
help students understand the value and importance of literacy. We infuse creative
topics of discussion to broaden students awareness and understanding of the power
of literacy in their daily lives. Literacy is a priority in the BFG leadership program.
Failure is not an option, we expect students to become high achievers.
According to recent research on mentoring, evidence strongly suggests that mentoring is perhaps one of the most cost effective
interventions available for school-based and community-based programs. Studies have consistently shown youngsters who are
raised by single parents have much greater difficulty succeeding in school and are far more likely to experience poverty, homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, become teen parents, victims of crime, and get arrested. For these young people the impact often lasts a lifetime.
Literacy Is Essential
The Bound For Greatness Leadership Program facilitates open dialogue, group and one-on-one leadership discussions. We address students’ emotional, social and psychological development. We facilitate parental involvement support, counseling, workshops and coaching. Some of our programs have in-home follow up visits, parent conference calls, and online parenting support. BFG provides a safe, trusting and encouraging learning environment for sudents to express themselves, their fears, issues and concerns. The BFG program is helping students value education, their lives and the lives of others. BFG students have made substantial improvements in their academic performance, behavior and levels of tolerance. We improve parent teacher (administration) relationships, student teacher relationships, student parent relationships and the social climate in schools.
Children's first mentors are their parents. A boy’s first male mentor should be his father and other men in his family. BFG's celebrity leaders are seizing the opportunity to fill the massive void of absent fathers and male role models in the community.