As many of you know True North has recently started a mentoring group on the outside of the prisons. This is to accommodate the large number of youth who want a mentor but are not matched up before they leave due to the lack of mentors. The group provides them with a fun way to stay plugged in to True North Ministry.
This past Monday we took the boys to a recording studio in Cuyahoga Falls and let me tell you they had a ball! Mark and I facilitated a song called “The Overcomers”. The young men were challenged to write a positive rap verse about how they had overcome challenges in their life. John (who’s picture is below, on the right) told me that he was not planning to rap. When he saw how much fun the others were having, he worked up the courage and delivered a few lines, they were actually really good!
Chad, mentor of Rasheed (bottom picture), told me that on the ride home Dennis was calling his friends saying things like “hey man I was just in the studio!!”.
It’s my hope that the church will rise up and mentor these youth, but until then we appreciate the mentors who are faithful to come to our groups and hang out with the youth who do not yet have a mentor.
John and Jared writing lyrics
Rasheed in the Studio