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."
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.
Today at Battle Creek Middle School the mentees talked about how people can perceive them in public and how they should react in a tough situation. New Lens is making a big impact in Battle Middle School and we can wait to see their goals that these young men accomplish this year.
New Lens has completed another successful year of mentoring. 2017 was a great year and New Lens accomplished great things such as in-school missions to creating the Selby Sound Garden, but we have a lot more in store for the mentees in 2018. Click play below to watch the 2017 New Lens recap video.