One of the best things I did in the New Year was to see the movie Courageous. It may not win an Oscar based on Hollywood’s standards of good movie making. However, for its message of hope, faith, honor and fatherhood it was a runaway success!
Courageous elevated my thinking and behavior about my role as a mentor, father and husband. It taught me that I have the ability to grow from a good father to a great father, from a good husband to a great husband, and from a good mentor to a great mentor. And so we want that for our young men! We want them to grow from good students to great students, from good sons to great sons, and from good men to great men.
This is our focus. We expect greatness from everyone. We want the entire M2M family to be courageous! We want for our mentors to be courageous every moment they spend with our mentees; our parents to be courageous in the home as they inspire our young men to reach their potential; and our young men to be courageous in their classrooms and in their communities even when it’s difficult.
As we are at the halfway point of the academic year, I wanted to share some program highlights thus far.
This is what M2M is all about. We are determined to break strongholds, change hearts and minds and restore our families and communities. We will continue to show our young men that there are no limitations to who and what they can become. And we will continue to love them as the world in many ways fights to hold them back. Together we will push our young men to the edge of their greatness and God given potential so that they have the courage to not only run, but finish the race of life. And we look forward to doing it with you!
Therman Evans, Esquire
M2M Board Chair