PREPARING TO TAKE THE STEPS TOWARDS LEADERSHIP
Understanding the culture of his “hood”, William could easily identify individuals that contributed to the destruction of community or steered others in the wrong direction. These people looked up to him. William believed that by returning with a specific plan to recruit individuals in the “hood”, helping them understand the need for change, as well as the role they could play in inspiring others to follow them in finding and implementing solutions, great changes would come.
He knew these extraordinary individuals like James - had a tremendous impact on how youth live today, on how their society functions, and on what values young people hold. They were the leaders who “made a difference,” and he wanted to recruit them to create long-lasting changes that improved the quality of life in some way.
William figured a good strategy would be an effective alignment between benches in the courts and benches in the “hood”, focusing on systematic changes. This strategy would start by assessing what courts do, and what society needs courts to do, while simultaneously addressing gang behaviors on neighborhood benches.
CAPACITY BUILDING THROUGH CONNECTING EXPERIENCES
Taking students like James and allowing him to practice his leadership skills through hands on experience as a mentor allowed James to build up confidence, knowledge and a strong connection to those we work hard to reach. Through this strategy... more lives are changed and saved.
_LEADERS - PRACTICE - MENTORSHIP__________________________________________________
Community Walk-Thru & Assessment
Mediation, Understanding & Unity
Bench Discussion & Hardships
TEACHER & LEADERSHIP__________________________________________________________________
with incremental steps you can measure