"Coach Marcellus" (in orange) volunteers two hours a month doing what he's good at-- playing basketball. The difference is that he's engaging youth who need him most at the Cheltenham Youth Detention Center! When not serving children in detention on a Saturday morning,
Marcellus is a middle school principal in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Where: Cheltenham Youth Detention Center
Beyond Rhetoric is happy to announce we are adding a new program. The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJS) contacted Mr. Khaalis Hall (VP of Beyond Rhetoric) to ask him to lead a "Young Fathers Group" at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center (BCJJC). The youth were looking for a mentor on how to be a dad and a safe place to talk about fatherhood issues. When asked, Khaalis shared, "I'm excited to be a listener to learn and engage with these young men to see how I can inspire them." The hope with this program is it not only helps the detained young fathers, but it also, by extension, nurtures the "hidden victims" because "As many as half of all boys whose parents do time will wind up behind bars themselves" (All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated ~ Nell Bernstein)
The sessions will be bi-weekly and begin on August 27th.
We are looking for skilled, passionate individuals who feel they can commit to being a positive influence in the lives of children.
Intimate knowledge of the skill or activity that you will be teaching. Teaching, coaching experience is preferred.
No worries! We will work with you to come up with trauma-sensitive lesson plans so we can make sure that your impact is felt.
When you contact us, we will help walk you through the process so it is stress-free!
"[W]e are actively recruiting
"Everybody can be great. . . because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Photo Credit: Rachel V. King Lifestyle