A helping hand
For the everyday hero, Alex LeVesque, owner of AMG – Automotive Mentoring Group, is helping teenagers, one corner at a time. Alex is passionate about mentoring gang members. He doesn’t know why God chose him for this job as a gang member mentor, but aren’t the children of his location in Chicago lucky to have such a caring person? Day after day, he drives the streets in its toughest neighborhood trying to find a youngster whose life he might change. Many of the children he mentors do not know who their father is nor have ever seen them.
Helping teenagers to help stop the violence
Alex says that what he does is life-saving. Moreover, what he sees every day makes him angry or using his word “Mad”. In addition, he is mad about everything he sees going on in these neighborhoods. Helping teenagers is giving them a choice other than killing one another over simple things such as shoelaces.
He wants to give them an alternative, one of hope, a way out. In addition, believe that they can get an education, have a vision come true, a home, take care of themselves and their family, and be a part of society. For him money is not the issue, it’s about saving lives by being a gang member mentor. He calls himself “a lifesaver”.
Mentoring gang members and helping teenagers
In conclusion, Alex wants to show the children he mentors that anything is possible. His goal of helping teenagers is to give these fatherless children the feeling of being a part of a family with the tools to create a life for themselves other than as a gang member. In short, he feels this is the only way to cure violence and make them productive citizens and fathers. Alex is definitely an everyday hero in my mind.
Video Production: Rocko Productions
Review Written By: M. Cardinal
Date Written: Feb 27th, 2020
Helping Teenagers FAQs
A mentor may share with a mentee (or protege) information about his or her own career path, as well as provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling. A mentor may help with exploring careers, setting goals, developing contacts, and identifying resources.
A good mentor possesses the following qualities: Willingness to share skills, knowledge, and expertise. A good mentor is willing to teach what he/she knows and accept the mentee where they currently are in their professional development. Good mentors can remember what it was like just starting out in the field.
Successful mentoring relationships go through four phases: preparation, negotiating, enabling growth, and closure.
– Listening Actively. Active listening is the most basic mentoring.
– Building Trust.
– Identifying Goals and Current.
– Instructing/Developing Capabilities.
– Providing Corrective Feedback.
– Opening Doors.