Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club has kicked off a new program for boys ages 8 to 14, which reinforces character, leadership and positive behavior. Passport to Manhood is comprised of 14 sessions that use interactive activities, such as tying a tie, to focus on a specific aspect of character and manhood. It also includes a service project where boys learn the importance of giving back to the community.
“Starting Passport to Manhood has been such a fun and exciting program for our boys to engage with,” Tabitha Lowe, MMBGC Program Coordinator shared. “This program matters because our Club youg men are the next generation and it is important to make a positive change in their life, so they can make a positive impact in others.”
Lowe said the boys have been learning how to properly dress, give back to their local community, work together and greet one another.
“I’ve been enjoying Passport to Manhood because I like the activities that we’re being taught and can see why they are going to helpful to us down the road,” Jacob J., MMCBGC Club member said.
Adrian M., another Club member, echoed Jacob’s share by stating that he’s learned how to do things he’s never done before, like tying a tie, and how to help his family out where he lives.”
Lowe said she’s seen the youth interact with the program already within good leadership.
“I had a Club member come up to me after finding some loose change that fell out of someone’s pocket inside the Club,” she said. “He quickly grabbed the change and brought it to me to hand back. He said, ‘I didn’t want anyone to take this money because it belongs to someone else and a good man always makes good decisions.”
For Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls club volunteer Walter Murray being a part of the Passport to. Manhood program has been a joy.
“I absolutely enjoy being here at the Club with the members because they keep me smiling and engaged, Murray shared. “I was happy to step in during Passport to Manhood to offer input and share my experiences with the young boys.”
To learn more about Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club, visit www.bgcncg.com/mmc or call 706-342-1117.