To meet the needs of boys, young men and young fathers, who are considered at risk of social exclusion and to enable them through the provision of effective support, to realize their fullest potential.
A boy, a male and a man are not the same. They depict stages of development. A male is a biological term. A boy is in a state of transition. Finally, a man is defined as someone who has a purpose and a greater sense of responsibility.
The challenges of today, especially those that confront our children, require a special commitment of us all. People of all ages and from all walks of life must claim society’s problems as their own, pulling together, leading by example and lifting American lives.
TEAM exists to challenge the negative stereotypes of men and masculinity and provides positive and nurturing opportunities for men to broaden their self perception and redefine themselves.
TEAM aims to enable males to be better equipped to cope with life at all stages of change and transition (childhood, adolescence, adulthood and fatherhood) without resorting to negative behaviors such as the harm of self or others.
TEAM seeks to provide boys with mentors/role models who will positively guide and influence them to higher standards of behavior, self esteem, and relationships with women and social responsibility.
TEAM is committed to increasing the positive involvement of fathers in the lives of their children.
TEAM recruits, trains and supports Mentors and Volunteers.
TEAM is dedicated to improving the outcomes in all aspects of men’s health and emotional well-being.
Emphasis of Focus is to:
Increase high school graduation rates
Decrease criminal arrest
Decrease number of teenage boys fathering babies
Increase involvement of parents and caregivers
Increase college enrollment
Increase in marital commitment among men
Increase in employ-ability