DVM organization believes that times have changed and providing positive community events are a key to our future. Our organization recognizes that we all must take responsibility for many of the problems we face in our communities. We believe that if the problems are going to be addressed, it has to start with us. We can no longer wait for others to offer solutions. Our event campaigns plays a significant role in addressing the many issues facing violence, youth dropout, delinquency and substance abuse in our community. Collectively, we can accomplish much more than we can independently. DVM has worked tirelessly to continue to uplift and inspire our communities by providing educational events.
"Young Men of Stature"
Mainly focused on restructuring young male behavior, self esteem and respect for themselves and one another. The program is designed for young men at risk of dropping out of school between the ages of 11-18.
We take pride in reinstalling traditional family values and tackling the various issues that create a dysfunctinal family by providing early intervention and support systems.
Nationwide, more boys drop out of school than girls. DVM is working to continue coming up with strategic plans to counteract this behavior.
DVM will continue to come up with an intervention at the earliest stages possible, because waiting for middle school or high school is too late. We know that high school is tougher now than in years past. Michigan has made its curriculum tougher to reflect the job market's need for better-educated workers.
The program has provided positive incentives and encouragement for young males to stay in school and out of crime, promoting a desire for continued education. It will educate the young males of the realities and destructiveness of using, selling or distributing mind altering substances such as alcohol, cocaine, prescriptions, snorting etc. or becoming fathers before marriage or without being skillfully employed.
• Activities take place outside of normal school hours.
• Encourage research of careers and develop financial skills
• Develop character, proper etiquette and job shadowing.
• Participate in workshops.
• Assigned individual mentors.
• Field trips.
P.O. BOX 16164
Lansing, MI 48901
Tel: (517) 882-1310
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