OUR MISSION AT NEW LENS URBAN MENTORING SOCIETY IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR BLACK MALES BY PROVIDING CULTURALLY-CONGRUENT, MULTI-GENERATIONAL MENTORING TO ADDRESS MENTAL. PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT.
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
Schools have been targeted for a lot of violence in the last recent months not only in Minnesota but nationwide. To bring awareness to this violence and to promote change and peace, B.A.M. the New Lens Branch of Central High School decided to organize a peace rally for the end of the school year.
Due to their great work and integrity Murray Jr. High asked their New Lens branch, What does integrity me to them? Check out the pictures of the New Lens mentees presenting at the Murray Jr. High assembly.
Our mentors come from all walks of life and have very impressive backgrounds that can benefit our mentees in a multitude of ways. New Lens is extremely excited this year because our mentors will be taking a bigger role in our Saturday Activities this summer.
Murray Jr. High chapter of New Lens has been a strong group from the first day New Lens stepped foot on school grounds. These New Lens mentees' previous and current work that they have done for Murray Jr. High has made this group role models for not only other branches of New Lens at other schools but at Murray Jr. High as well.
Twin Cities Academy has been a long partner with New Lens. The mentees have been responding to the Big Five extremely well and we can see the improvements not only in school but outside of school. New Lens has been extremely happy about the partnership with Twin Cities Academy and can't wait for more incredible things to come with our partnership.
New Lens will like to give a huge thank you to the Sanneh Foundation for inviting us to their Gala 4 Goals. Sanneh Foundation is a great organization that serves a large amount of youth within the Twin Cities.
New Lens is extremely fortunate to have an amazing staff that takes extra steps to make incredible experiences for our mentees. Glo Martin, New Lens' High School Program Coordinator, made that known by renting out a theater at Woodbury 10 Theater a day before the premiere of Black Panther with help with WEQY radio station that is home to New Lens Radio.
New Lens is about giving our mentees experiences that they wouldn't normally have, but also New Lens understand that there is time to have fun. New Lens got an opportunity to take some mentees to the Super Bowl Experience for a night of fun. The mentees had a great time throwing footballs, running through obstacle courses, and meeting NFL players. New Lens staff and mentees can't wait for the next Super Bowl in Minnesota.