Simba Mentoring Program Celebrates 30 Years
Simba youth visit Ohio State University.
For 30 years, African-American boys have learned how to become confident, resilient, successful young men thanks to enduring relationships built through FCCS's Simba Mentoring Program. Simba matches African-American boys with African-American men in one-on-one mentoring relationships. The men provide the boys with pathways for leadership opportunities, exposure to growth prospects and community pride. Through consistent relationship building, the boys are empowered to reflect their new skills and knowledge in a positive and productive manner that demonstrates self-development and civic mindedness. Reflecting on the program's 30th anniversary, Simba Director Daryle Cobb said: "The Simba Program has provided encouragement, support and vision to young men in central Ohio. The success of the program is due to the tremendous commitment and dedication from our outstanding volunteers throughout the years."
Simba currently has 62 mentors, but more are needed to give the youth served by FCCS much needed direction and support. Click here to learn how you can become part of Simba.