No More Shackles is a 501(c)3, Faith Based non-profit organization/ministry which utilizes a holistic approach and Biblical principles to provide advocacy, guidance, support, encouragement through several mentoring modalities to work through potential barriers which may impede a mentee’s positive productivity in the seven areas of life balance.
No More Shackles modality of mentorship is adopted from the Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentoring organization; however, the differences are: First, No More Shackles Empowerment Mentoring Program is built upon the foundation of 12 Biblical Principles. We have discovered that these biblical principles when applied produces success. Secondly, No More Shackles will also offer mentor opportunities to adults.
"Iron Sharpens Iron, So as one man Sharpens Another." ~ Proverbs 27:17
A mentor is a caring and responsible adult who takes time to be a friend to a young person. A mentor listens, supports, and guides a young person on a consistent basis over a specified period of time, usually at least one year. Mentors are volunteers in your community who know that young people can make a positive difference in the world if given the chance.
A mentor develops this friendship with a young person—whom we call a “mentee”— in order to help him (or her) be successful at home, at school, and in the community. By developing this positive relationship, a mentor can:
Help a young person define and achieve his own goals
Help a young person improve in school
Nurture a young person’s self-confidence and positive self-esteem
Listen to a young person and help her solve problems
Introduce the young person to new ideas, activities, and opportunities
Mentors are not meant to take the role of parent, guardian, or teacher. A mentor is not a disciplinarian or decision maker for a child. A mentor’s main role is to spend time with the child doing positive and fun activities that help the mentee become more self-confident. By doing this, the mentor becomes part of the team of caring adults who support the healthy development of your child: parents, relatives, teachers, coaches, faith leaders, and friends.