It should be noted that the mentors with whom the participants walked through the program are more than kind-hearted volunteers - they are their fathers. Through this unique approach, the Ulendo program is not only able to teach sons how to become men, but also teach men how to become better fathers. As part of the program, the participants embarked on a journey of self exploration by delving into their family history and heritage, learning proper dining etiquette, conflict management skills and being exposed to the opportunities available to them for higher education and lucrative career paths--all with their fathers at their side every step of the way. Together, they took field trips to local businesses and universities, further exploring the many opportunities for personal growth and prosperity that await them in manhood.
“This program was uniquely designed to help African-American boys develop into pillars that their families and communities can depend on. The completion of the rigorous curriculum that the boys were taken through signifies that they are indeed ready to take on this role in their homes, schools and in their communities,”
On Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 11:30AM, a formal rites of passage ceremony will be held at The Tabernacle Church in South Plainfield, NJ, where the first group to successfully fulfill all the requirements of the Ulendo program will make their public transition into manhood in front of their community, church congregation and families. For more information regarding Ulendo or the ceremony call 908-222-9990 x16, or email email@example.com.
About The Tabernacle Church:
The Tabernacle Church’s vision is to train people to intentionally use their time, talent, and money to make a Christ impact in the world. Located at 1253 New Market Avenue in South Plainfield, NJ, De’Andre Salter, a notable entrepreneur and author, serves as Senior Pastor.