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Personal Leadership Development Program (S.Y.M.B.L.)

It is the belief of S.Y.M.B.L. that conflict resolution and the ability to make positive choices play a vital role
in the group experience.  It is believed that the young men involved will be increasingly prepared for the use
of critical thinking in their day-to-day lives.

The absence of male/father role modeling is believed to be directly connected to “boys with guns”,
daughters having children, acts of anger, and physical violence.

-    Social scientists have made links between the absence of male/father role modeling
     to the  dropout rate, joblessness and addictions
-    Many young men seek to compensate for their lack of male mentors and connections
     through gang involvement
-    Many of our clients lack male support, guidance and connection
-    This support group provides male mentoring, emotional support, guidance and empowerment
-    Participation in this group will lead to self- discovery, pride, empowerment and growth


Description of Services
The group follows a twelve-week curriculum although participation in the group is ongoing.  The groups run
approximately one and one half hours per session.  The group mentors play a key role with the young
men’s participation by strengthening their social, intellectual and behavioral awareness through role
modeling. Participants are young men ages twelve to twenty-one.

Purpose & Benefits
S.Y.M.B.L. is a personal leadership development program that has been designed to assist young men in
identifying their various roles in life through the development of:

- Self Pride
- Motivation
- Problem Solving
- Goal Setting
- Social Awareness
- Conflict Resolution
- Understanding their Legal Rights
- Communication Skills

Philosophy
As a group, we focus on maintaining membership by embracing each member as family, brothers, men and
human beings.  The group encourages a safe environment for disclosing personal information between
members.