SON OF A SAINT


Son of a Saint exists to enhance the lives of fatherless boys through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, exposure to constructive experiences and formation of positive, lasting peer-to-peer relationships.

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Category: Youth Development
Parish: Orleans
Each year, Son of a Saint selects a group of boys ages 10-13 to join the existing kids in our program. The boys must be fatherless due to their father's incarceration, death or abandonment. Each boy remains a Son of a Saint mentee until he is 18 and receives his college acceptance letter. Son of a Saint equips boys with the tools they need to become productive men. We give them hope, vision and opportunity. We provide a secure and consistent environment for them. But the Son of a Saint mentors' most important role is simply to be a good example. The boys who enter our program are often boys in crisis, and a crisis is not solved without a sound strategy. Son of a Saint employs a holistic approach, using a network of volunteers and partner agencies that enables us to address every boy's every need. Son of a Saint provides educational, recreational, and experiential programming. The organization facilitates scholarships allowing Son of a Saint mentees to attend tuition-based schools in the area.
"The Son of a Saint organization has been a true blessing to my son Miles as well as to me. He's been able to do a lot of activities and go a lot of places that he would not have been able to do otherwise. He learned how to do things that only a man can teach him, like tie a tie. He's also grown to appreciate performing community service as well as being rewarded for good behavior and grades.Thank you for enabling him to have this awesome opportunity to grow and mature."
- Marla, mother of Miles, 14 years old, member for 5 years