We choose mentors and train mentors. The mentor is paired with a mentee; we help relocate the young man if necessary to remove him from a negative environment; we help the young man get a job; and we assist him in finding job training and/or schooling. The mentors and mentees travel to BOND for events and personal development.
BOND representatives periodically travel to see them, monitor progress, and assist in the young man’s development. We also provide online training and video conferencing. The program length runs for one year. And the close relationship forged between mentor and mentee (who will himself become a mentor) can last a lifetime.
BOND Entrepreneur Academy for Men
If you have a strong desire and the drive to start your own business we can help!
BOND, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization founded for the purpose of “Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man,” is launching an Entrepreneurship Academy for Men this month (February 2017). This unique program is designed to teach and help aspiring entrepreneurs in Southern California start and run successful businesses. The BOND Entrepreneurship Academy is for men (and boys 15+) who have a solid business idea or plan and are in need of assistance to help bring it into reality. This unique and innovative program covers all the essentials needed to launch and operate a start up, including business coaching, workshops, presentations by successful business owners, networking opportunities, and financing. The instructors and presenters are all equipped with real life business experience, and they have a desire to teach and help aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages succeed. If you’re interested in enrolling in this program, send a one-page profile about yourself and your business idea to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 323-782-1980 with questions. Space is limited.
The most important thing in life is to rebuild men, and to turn children young and old back to their fathers.
We hold a Men’s Forum (ages 13 and up) the first Thursday of the month, 7:00pm-8:30pm at BOND, 6146 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035.
Call us before 4pm to confirm schedule: 323-782-1980, or visit our event page.
Guys relate in a casual, friendly setting to discuss life, happiness, relationships, and success. Join us for truthful, helpful, and encouraging dialogue. Ask questions and share things you’ve learned to help others. Are you stuck in a rut? Are you growing and improving personally or spiritually as a man, husband, father, or businessman? Face your challenges and connect with fellow men, young and old. Read and hear more about our Men’s Forums here.
Conference on Fatherhood and Men
Each June the Saturday before Father’s Day, BOND holds an annual Conference on Fatherhood and Men (for men only, ages 13 and up).
We talk about real issues affecting men: culture, money, dating, marriage, sex, parenting, separation, divorce, anger, and fear.
We’ve opened the conference with a comedian, followed by a guest speaker (we featured radio host & author Larry Elder recently at our 7th annual event), a panel discussion (we’ve had psychologists, doctors, lawyers, businessmen, athletes, & relationship experts), an open forum talk led by Jesse Lee Peterson (founder of BOND), audience Q & A, and a gourmet dinner.
Marquis was a child of divorce, involved in “rap culture,” wore earrings and braids, and dealt with inner conflict through sex. But he always hungered for truth, never comfortable in anger. He reconciled with his father and mother, and opened the way for younger siblings to do the same. Today he owns a barber shop, works full-time, and raises his children with his wife near Montgomery, Alabama.
Jarvis was heavily involved in gangs in Nashville, Tennessee. He was shot in the arm while driving once, and put himself in many situations in which he could have died or gone to prison. He told Jesse, “God used you to get to me. And now he’s using me to help others.” He works and supports his wife and children, getting off welfare and moving them out of the projects. He speaks to youth and is active in the community.
Christian was an angry, self-described atheist, who at 17 told his mother he hated her. She committed suicide two days later; he found out two weeks later. He was plagued by guilt and blame. He heard Jesse’s radio show, initially rejecting the truth. But he took a second look at himself, read Jesse’s book From Rage to Responsibility, forgave his father, and started a successful car detailing business, raising his children with his wife near Detroit, Michigan.
Tony is Jesse’s nephew from Gary, Indiana. Not many family members accept a message of responsibility, honesty, and forgiveness, but this man is the exception. He learned the truth about what’s hurting the black community from Jesse’s radio show. He’s started multiple thriving businesses including at least one restaurant. He raises his family and helps youth in the community. One young man he was helping shot him 9 times, but he healed and lived!