Yahsir Carr Capstone
For my Capstone, I wanted to create something that would last longer than few days or months. I wanted to engage a lot of people in discussion and activities that could help elevate their minds and spirits for them to share with others. For my Senior capstone I led a mentoring program for boys ages 6-18. With the help of my out of school mentor, we were able to have class sizes up to 28 children. What we did in Boys to Men was talk about different topics such as phases an early teen or a young boy may go through in this generation. We also took the group of boys to listen to motivational speeches from Travis T. Wolfe and Michael Nelson. I also coached them in a flag football tournament. During the process, at first it was hard to get them engaged in group discussions, so we started allowing for them to come to us after our sessions to propose a suggestion for the next class. After awhile, they started developing better relationships with each other and with their families. In Boys to Men, I wanted to inspire the boys to be smarter men and think about consequences before they act. Most of the children live in the Wynnefield area so my objective was to make the community better. I felt as though the best place to start was with the youth because they are the future.
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