Breaking the Cycle of Fatherlessness & Poverty
The Size Of a Man believes that the devoted efforts of its mentors will aid in the betterment of the Greater Waco communities and ultimately improve the communities throughout the entire Central Texas Region.
We envision the communities improving because the young males mentored will mature and transform into a COMPLETE man. Our hope is that such a transformation will help minimize fatherlessness throughout the country.
Consider, for a moment, how the crime rate is increasing at an alarming rate.
Consider how the places that were at one time regarded as the safest places to be, but are now being used as public expressions of hurt, confusion, frustration, and hopelessness as the shooter shoots up the schools, churches, and concerts.
Consider how the opioid epidemic has swept the country, yet it is not the greatest threat to the family dynamic.
Consider the number of teen pregnancies or the number of teen suicides, still, this is not the greatest threat to the family dynamic.
What about the high school dropout rate? Have you considered it?
Don't forget about the high volume of incarcerations in the U.S.
Even for those households, who are fortunate enough to have two married parents, this doesn't guarantee that the family dynamic is in the clear and not at risk of being threatened.
Why not? Because the greatest threat to the family dynamic is "Fatherlessness."
Even with the father (or a father figure) being physically present in the home, this does not mean that he is emotionally, psychologically or spiritually present with his family.
This is The PROBLEM!
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Now, what can we do to bring about a VIABLE SOLUTION!
The Size Of a Man believes that in today's society, the role of a man is poorly defined. Thus, many young men grow up not knowing what it is to be a man. What's even sadder is that the majority of those men never learn how to be a COMPLETE man. By the time they become adults, they pass on ONLY what they know a man to be, so the cycle continues.
Our mission is to help bridge the gap between childhood and manhood in the lives of young men.
We IMPACT young men (ages 10 years to 23 years old) in a way that is unforgettable and life-changing especially those young men who are "At-Risk" which includes those who are fatherless.
We INSTRUCT young men to be socially, educationally, morally, spiritually, physically and economically responsible.
We INSPIRE young men to become MEN and to excel in spite of the odds that are stacked against them.
Bottom line: We IMPACT, INSTRUCT & INSPIRE young men, ages 10 to 23 years, to be Complete Men and Strong Leaders in our society despite the odds of fatherlessness and poverty.