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Overview


EVER FORWARD CLUB

BUILDING CHARACTER × TRANSFORMING LIVES

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Overview


EVER FORWARD CLUB

BUILDING CHARACTER × TRANSFORMING LIVES

At the Ever Forward Club, we believe that all young men have the desire to be fully alive – to be loved, respected, held in high regard, held to high expectations, held accountable for their actions and supported to help achieve their goals.

But too many young men –– particularly underserved and at-risk young men of color –– have been forced to hide the dreams and hopes within them. They think they have it all figured out. They don’t, and it’s no secret why.

Given the breakdown of family units, the lack of trust among community members, the deterioration of healthy intergenerational relationships, the absence of guidance passed down by elders and total lack of healthy rites of passage, their reality is a tough one

That’s where the Ever Forward Club comes in.

Founded in 2004, the Ever Forward Club mentors young men of color in middle and high school by providing them with safe, brave communities that build character and transform lives. We specifically serve teens who are:

  • Under-schooled: Have very little to no experience being a part of the school community and are therefore academically, socially or emotionally behind their peers;
  • De-schooled: Have been going to school regularly, but have become either disengaged, disillusioned or disenfranchised and therefore stopped attending or are only physically present;
  • Over-schooled: Have gone to school for years but are more worn out by school, than energized by it.

Our mission is to give young men a chance to get real.

To join the brotherhood.
To move ever forward.

 
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Our Programs


OUR PROGRAMS

Our Programs


OUR PROGRAMS

Ever Forward CLUB is our main thrust into schools across the country.

Ever Forward PD focuses on bringing team-building to your organization. 

Ever Forward EXP is our highly effective "Taking Off the Mask" workshop.

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Approach


OUR APPROACH

Approach


OUR APPROACH

We have a four-fold approach to developing our dynamic Club Communities:

Academic Development Through

+ Academic Support
+ Bi-weekly Progress Reports
+ Advisory 

Community Development Through

+ Team Building
+ Service to the School Community
+ Service to the Local Community

Family Development Through

+ Family Potlucks
+ Parent Focus Groups
+ Parent Service Projects

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Personal Development Through

+ Goal-Setting Workshops
+ Mentorship
+ School Emotional Learning


Our tangible results from the past 10 years are as follows:

  • 100% graduation rate of Seniors from High School
  • More than 90% of our graduates attend 2 or 4 year colleges after graduation.
  • 1500+ students and over 500 Volunteers have participated in our Annual 24 Hour Relay Challenge which promotes community building and healthy living.
  • 200 potential first generation college students have attended our annual college tours to Southern California.
  • 8 Ever Forward Club members have participated in life-changing outdoor education trips and mentoring opportunities, in partnership with Summer Search.
  • 1 graduate from our 2008 club received the Governor’s Award.