Save Our Sons Youth Summit

Why it exists

About the SOS Initiative

The Save Our Sons initiative was created to develop and enhance the lives of young men primarily in the Overtown community. It was established with an immediate emphasis to address low male achievement factors while linking these young men with role models who are able to help them in the process. The SOS Youth Summit provides these mentors and young males with an opportunity to build a bond grounded in support, success & achievement.

2016 Sessions

Men in the Kitchen

Men in the Kitchen is a workshop designed to expel the myth that the kitchen is where women work. The instructor for this course offers recipes that introduce young men to different ingredients that they can take home and try at home.

Fathership Sonship Class

This session highlights the bond shared between young men and their fathers. The importance of this relationship is dissected and explained in a manner that makes it relevant to males of any age.

How to Treat a Lady

This workshop teaches young men the level of respect they should have for young women. Mentors are expected to offer guidance on the proper way to treat females of all ages through guided conversation and interactive activities.

2016 Save Our Sons Youth Summit

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2016 Schedule

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Past Sessions

Manners & Morals

Manners & Morals focuses on teaching the young men the importance of properly handling themselves both in their public and private lives.  Without a basic understanding of what it means to be a gentleman, how can we expect them to live up to those standards?

Art Expressions

Art Expressions focuses on building self esteem through positive imagery.  By allowing these young men to create art pieces that reflect what’s important to them, we are allowing them the opportunity to both express and learn more about themselves.

Dress for Success

Dress for Success was designed to teach these young men what it means to be presentable. By offering advice on how clothes are supposed to fit, be worn, and proper hygiene, this workshop helps educate them on what it means to dress like a gentleman.

Making the Right Choices

Scholarly Lane or Death Row

This workshop focuses on teaching our young men the value of education. Education is the key not only to success, but to freedom.

Me Myself & Mine

This workshop highlights the various uses of technology and how social media effects their everyday lives with the potential to effect their futures. Teaching them proper management of their personal brand is crucial for their success.

Knowing Your Role

This workshop focuses on teaching our young men what their role is in the family. Some of these young men carry a lot of responsibility. Mentors are expected to have a very meaningful conversation about what it means to be a young man of this community and how commitment to studies throughout his scholastic years can help alleviate other pressures they may be facing.

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    Your support of this initiative means a lot to our organization, specifically our young men. By donating to Save Our Sons, you are helping the Overtown Youth Center provide the opportunities these young men desperately need to break cycles of violence and crime. The Save Our Sons initiative strives to teach the young men of our community what it means to become better men!