Volunteer Mentor

Want to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged, inner-city youth? Then become a mentor for the nonprofit program Beyond the Surface. This mentoring program differs from others in that we are not academically driven but focus on the overall lifestyle. We hope to produce individuals who will be beneficial to society by exposing youth to culture, guiding youth to make moral and ethical decisions, and teaching youth to believe in themselves. In order to accomplish this, we provide a platform that shapes progressive living through engaging programs that are relevant to youth. Specifically, there are three mentoring programs that we have established: モBTS Academyヤ is our signature mentoring program. BTS mentors are paired with an intimate group of students on a 5:1 ratio. Each week students engage in sessions that include an activity, speaker or lesson, and an opportunity to reflect. Topics discussed surround identity, social pressures, purpose, entrepreneurship, bullying, personal branding, and much more. Building a kindred relationship is what makes モME to YOUヤ a special program. By allowing students to bond with an influential mentor multiple times throughout the week, the studentメs aims to be productive increase. Being involved with students during classes, lunches, and after school, モME to YOUヤ mentors foster a personal relationship that enables the student to observe firsthand the outcome of progressive living. モBeyond the Classroomヤ allows a student to be exposed to various elements of culture. Exciting activities like plays, museums, sporting events, etiquette training, art exhibitions, and much more grant students the opportunity to view the endless possibilities their lives possess. Each week as students venture out, parents are invited to experience the vast amount of culture as well. While the basis of Beyond the Surface, Inc. is a mentoring program, the totality is much more. The Dalai Lama was once quoted saying "Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality." This statement purely explains what we hope to achieve. As a people and a community, it would be impossible to succeed without the help of others. When we share our wealth of knowledge, culture, and love with growing generations, the possibilities of greater achievements appear accessible rather than unreachable. Essentially, the task of Beyond the Surface, Inc. is to reach each child and teach them to believe in the impossible. To derive from an Audrey Hepburn quote, the word impossible literally states モIメm possibleヤ. Believing that モIメm possibleヤ opens doors to opportunities that would have been otherwise closed.

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