Helping Teenagers – Mentoring Gang Members

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.

Our everyday hero Alex helping teenagers.
“I have to share the light, that’s what I have to do”

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”. 

Alex discusses how important it is mentoring gang members and helping teenagers.

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

What is a mentor’s role in helping teenagers?

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.

What is a good way to help teenagers?

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.

What are the four main stages of helping teenagers?

Successful mentoring relationships go through four phases: preparation, negotiating, enabling growth, and closure.

What are the skills for helping teenagers?

– Listening Actively. Active listening is the most basic mentoring.
– Building Trust.
– Encouraging.
– Identifying Goals and Current.
– Instructing/Developing Capabilities.
– Providing Corrective Feedback.
– Inspiring.
– Opening Doors.

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