Omega Y.E.S. Mentor Program
A comprehensive values based rites of passage program though a 10 week mentorship process
The Omega Y.E.S Program is a male youth mentorship program designed to service young African American males in the Chicago metropolitan area. We offer a comprehensive values based rites of passage program though a 10 week mentorship process. Our program provides instruction and guidance in conflict resolution, life skills, and goal setting. We encourage the development of strong study habits and critical thinking skills. There is strong focus on decision making and problem solving skills, while emphasizing the importance of time management and task prioritization. Our values based program promotes the Seven Principles of NGUZO-SABA which are Unity, Self Determination, Collective Worth and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith.
Developed by Michael Parham Sr. former educator and social worker, this program was adopted by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated Rho Gamma Gamma Chicago Chapter. Participants of the program will be mentored by the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Our mentors represent a vast range of professional experiences and backgrounds such as business owners, educators, lawyers, medical professionals, spiritual leaders, community activists, and public officials just to mention a few. Our goal for the Omega Y.E.S Program is for our participants to make positive life choices and accept responsibility for their education. Participants leave the program with the desire to seek out higher educational opportunities, increased self-value, and a stronger sense of community awareness.
- 1 on 1 mentorship along with peer group activities
- Post-secondary goal setting and plans
- Field trips to government agencies, African American businesses, and cultural events
- Positive reinforcement and conflict resolution seminars
- Substance abuse
- Ten point merit program for prizes and awards
- Etiquette and personal hygiene/appearance training
- Business and financial planning
- Regulating social media in your life
- Relationships and dating
African American young men from grades 7th-12th
- No GPA minimum
- Desire for positive change in their life
- Parent or guardian permission
- September 2021 via in person and Zoom as permitted for safety.
- The program will be held on Saturdays 10am-12 noon for 10 weeks