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About the Tim Brown Mentor Mini Camp

TBMMC is free of charge to fatherless young men. Young must be sponsored by an approved social service-welfare agencies, community organizations or schools.
WHEN WAS THE PROGRAM STARTED AND WHO STARTED IT?
Tim Brown (Retired 15 year NFL veteran and International Chairman of 911 for Kids)and Elise Kim (Executive Director of 911 for Kids) created the Mentor Mini Camp Program for fatherless young men (“TBMMC”) in 1999. Since its inception, over 1,500 fatherless young men have been served through the TBMMC.
WHERE DO THE FATHERLESS YOUNG MEN COME FROM?
The mentees come from social service agencies, group homes, schools, community-based organizations and faith-based organizations who provide services for at-risk fatherless young men.
WHERE DO THE MENTORS COME FROM?
The mentors are a magnificent group of exemplary male community leaders. Most are from public safety (law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical response, 9-1-1 centers). Other are business owners, executives and managers coming from: corporations and businesses; colleges and trade schools; faith-based organizations; service clubs and community service groups.
TBMMC is free of charge to fatherless young men. Young must be sponsored by an approved social service-welfare agencies, community organizations or schools.
About the TIM BROWN MENTOR MINI CAMP
DESCRIPTION of ACTIVITIES
Tim Brown leads the program with the assistance of Coach Greg Roszler of Playmakers Football camp. Playmakers’ also shares in the national effort of addressing the problem of fatherless youth in our country. Playmakers athletes are taught to become uncommon men by serving others in the community, by committing to no tolerance of bullying, and appropriate treatment of girls on campus.
  • Welcome Breakfast: Mentor & Mentee Orientation, Mentor Matching
  • Interactive workshops: Warm up & stretching; hand-eye coordination; fundamentals & drills; football basics & teamwork; punt-pass-kick; offense & defense; mini scrimmages.
  • BBQ luncheon: where mentees & mentors will have the opportunity to hear from motivational speakers-role models, who made the long journey to productive, healthy and independent adulthood in spite of an absent father.
  • Closing Program & Awards: Special time Tim Brown has with the group. Concluded with a special awards ceremony, photos, and autographs.
Abstinence from Drugs
  • The youths were also 27 percent less likely to initiate consumption of alcohol. The effects were even more pronounced for mentored youths of minority races.
  • Mentored youth are less likely to use drugs. In the study, mentored youth were 46 percent less likely to initiate use of illegal substances.
Relationships
  • Mentoring can help youths better learn how to relate to the people in their lives, including parents and peers.
  • As of 1997, mentored youths were 33 percent less likely to hit people than non-mentored youth. Young people in such mentoring programs also displayed higher levels of interpersonal trust.
School Performance
  • Mentored youths tend to perform slightly better in school, skip fewer classes and feel better about their ability to do school work.
  • Although mentors do not act as a child’s teacher, mentors can help instill in their charges the values of education and hard work.
Expansion of World View
  • Mentors can expose at-risk youth to experiences they might not otherwise know about. For example, youths might accompany their mentors to a museum, on a job shadow or help them volunteer.
  • Some youth mentoring programs have included field trips, visits to college campuses and school beautification projects. These experiences can all expand a student’s world view.
The 911 for Kids Tim Brown Mentor Mini Camp Mentor Program provides economically and educationally challenged fatherless young men ages 12-19 years of age the guidance and support of caring mentors. Fatherlessness is a growing problem. Whether caused by divorce and broken families, or by deliberate single parenting, more and more children grow up without fathers. Indeed, 85 per cent of single parent families are fatherless families. Father absence has been shown to be a major disadvantage to the well being of children.
QUICK FACTS
Founded: 1999
Number of Fatherless Young Men Served Since 1999: 1,500
Mentor Matches per Year: 100+
Age of Fatherless Young men: 12-19 years of age
Ethnic Profile: 39% Hispanic /35 % African-American / 23% White / 2% Asian-Pacific Islanders / 1% Native Americans
RATIONALE FOR PROGRAM
Some fathering advocates would say that almost every social ill faced by America’s children is related to fatherlessness. Six are noted here. As supported by the data below, children from fatherless homes are more likely to be poor, become involved in drug and alcohol abuse, drop out of school, and suffer from health and emotional problems. Boys are more likely to become involved in crime, and girls are more likely to become pregnant as teens.
Poverty
  • Children in father-absent homes are five times more likely to be poor
  • Almost 75% of American children living in single-parent families will experience poverty before they turn 11 years old. Only 20 percent of children in two-parent families will do the same.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states, “Fatherless children are at a dramatically greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse.
Physical and Emotional Health
  • A study on nearly 6,000 children found that children from single parent homes had more physical and mental health problems than children who lived with two married parents. Additionally, boys in single parent homes were found to have more illnesses than girls in single parent homes.
Educational Achievement
  • In studies involving over 25,000 children using nationally representative data sets, children who lived with only one parent had lower grade point averages, lower college aspirations, poor attendance records, and higher dropout rates than students who lived with both parents.
  • Fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of school.
  • School children from divorced families are absent more, and more anxious, hostile, and withdrawn, and are less popular with their peers than those from intact families.
Crime
  • Children in single parent families are more likely to be in trouble with the law than their peers who grow up with two parents.
  • In a study using a national probability sample of 1,636 young men and women, it was found that older boys and girls from female headed households are more likely to commit criminal acts than their peers who lived with two parents.
Sexual Activity and Teen Pregnancy
  • Children in single parent families are more likely to be in trouble with the law than their peers who grow up with two parents.
DESCRIPTION of PROGRAM
The annual event hosted by Tim Brown (8-time All Pro Bowl, 1987 Heisman, Oakland & LA Raiders ’87-’04, Tampa Bay 2004; retired in ’05 as an Oakland Raider) gives disadvantaged fatherless young men, the opportunity to team up with a mentor father and participate in a football training camp just like the pros. The TBMMC assists young men absent of a father in their homes and urban children who can benefit from encouragement and guidance from a caring adult. Brown’s football buddies and coaches join community leaders, law enforcement, and businessmen to give local youth the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play with the pros & college stars for a day.