SOAR ministries http://www.soaruponwings.net/, Knoxville, TN. Clayton Wood currently serves as Interim Director at this urban-based ministry. Allies for Orphans was contracted to set up best practices and screen personnel for this ministry.
Long Island Youth Mentoring Christianmentor.com, Long Island, NY, is an extremely effective mentoring ministry. Allies for Orphans staff spent time visiting and getting to know this ministry. Due to the burden of all the requests for training they receive, they created:
Christian Association for Youth Mentoring http://www.caym.org/index.html CAYM conducts training and has helpful materials for those who desire to start a mentoring ministry in their church.
The Mentoring Project http://thementoringproject.org/, Portland, Oregon, is led by author John Sowers. Training materials are available for those who desire to start a mentoring ministry.
John Sowers, Fatherless Generation: Redeeming the Story “John Sowers has tapped into the powerful theme of belonging and accurately describes the fatherless generation that is longing for it. Through John's personal story, he exposes the shame of millions growing up without fathers and points the reader in the direction of hope and compassionate action. This is a powerful book.” --Dr. Tom Phillips, vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Donald Miller, To Own a Dragon, Reflections of Growing Up Without a Father “Rarely does a book come around that rips you from head to toe, exposing your deepest woundedness and forcing you to confronthe inner demons you’ve skirted for years. But that’s what happens when you read To Own a Dragon. This penetrating book addresses a crisis affecting millions of men—namely, the plight of guys who grow up without a dad in the home. Whether you grew up without a dad or you just want to be a better father, you’ll want to own this Dragon. It’s a powerful reminder about the critical role dads play and our need for the Father above.” –New Man Magazine
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