Lunch With The Future
“Lunch with the Future” program is a vital component to MPYD’s
mentoring program. The premise of this program is that one day the
young men of today will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Through motivational tactics, "Lunch
with the Future" provides a safe non-intimidating environment away
from the pressure of their peers and society. It allows the students
to learn from successful professionals like local entrepreneurs,
City and State government workers, elected officials, scholars, and
members of civic groups, who volunteer their time to speak with our
students on various relative topics.
The goal is to enable young men to visualize and prepare for a
future that provides productive employment and a healthy lifestyle
within their family and local community, which is achieved by
avoiding destructive paths of low achievement, grade retention, gang
involvement, and a potential criminal record.
Another objective is to instill within them the desire to interact
with their teachers, parents, leaders, and peers in a positive and
productive manner. It is our hope that our mentees will realize
their need to set achievable goals and to become proactive in
preparing to reach those goals.