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SOHO-Space of His Own serves 5 th grade at-risk boys from the Alexandria and Arlington communities once a week with a life skills class, dinner and a creative arts/carpentry class. SOHO’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty and to provide low-income, underserved and at-risk youth the skills they need to flourish.
Our program combines one-on-one mentoring with life-skills and arts/carpentry classes, culminating at the end of the year in a personalized room renovation. The life-skills classes include topics such as healthy eating, bullying, drug prevention, and career goals. The workshops at SOHO teach boys practical skills and allow them to explore their creativity. The lasting on-on-one relationships between a mentor and a mentee are proven to increase positive decision-making skills and self-esteem in youth, and through Space of His Own, we aim to help our boys develop the confidence to take charge of their lives.
This unique mentoring opportunity is a fantastic way to give back to the community, especially when volunteering with a friend. Invite your friends, family and acquaintances to learn more about SOHO.
Our orientations will begin in January 2015. For more information, please contact Haley Bader at firstname.lastname@example.org.