Our Mission to Help Others
I Am a Son is a movement that promotes positive self-identity, unlocks unlimited potential and encourages the pursuit of excellence amongst men and boys fulfilling their purpose as sons of God. I Am A Son is a program that supports men and boys by offering rehabilitation services for returning citizens to include drug and alcohol recovery support, employment opportunities, housing, and educational assistance. The reentry program also includes a fatherhood initiative that will lead to restoration in the relationships of these men and their children in a safe and healthy way. In order for the successful reentry of these individuals we are aware of the need for a full-time program that meets the total need of the men to include a residential facility that will serve as a transitional space while they were in treatment. While we are assisting men, the other primary component of IAAS is geared toward boys and young men. We are committed to aiding them in avoiding pitfalls that have trapped many of the men in their communities leading to incarceration. We focus on crime and drug prevention and mentorship2021 will be the pilot year for our literacy program B’READ (boys reading excelling academically daily). This is a comprehensive program that assist boys in urban communities with developing reading and phonemic awareness skills along with speech therapy. We are currently in the process of publishing literature that will accompany this program. The need for skilled staff is vital to the success of this program, so we will only employ qualified individuals who have been well vetted and possess the passion for this very necessary work.
The Following are a few initiatives of I Am a Son:
Annual SON-Day on Saturday Brunch– a gathering of men and boys for fellowship and sharing. Positive Male role models who have overcome obstacles to reach success are featured and offer motivational speeches during the event. Vendors including employment specialist are also featured during this event.
B’READ boys reading and embracing education daily is a literacy program for boys. This program promotes early reading amongst boys from toddlers through grade school. B’READ will publish literary work of program participants. Speech therapy will be offered. Men will be recruited to lead male reading clubs in public schools. DAD’s reading club will encourage men to bond through reading and in turn foster reading in the home with their children
KOSLO- “‘keeping our sons locked out” is a incarceration prevention program that discourages youth from falling in the trap of incarceration. Mass incarceration is a huge epidemic in Wisconsin and for many youth incarceration is viewed as a normal progression. KOSLO will aim to create space for boys to have positive male role models as well as opportunities to experience healthy environments and field trips to places that expose them to positive alternatives to crime and underachievement.
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