Our after-school programs run Monday-Friday until 6pm. These programs allow for our Forerunners to receive daily mentoring from our Godly staff. We focus on academics, character, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Discuss character, academic standing and potential with mom and teachers past and present
Have mother and potential Forerunner go through an application and interview process
Connect with student’s principal and teachers at local elementary schools
Each student will participate in our Foundations Program from 3-6pm on Monday through Friday to focus on building a strong foundation of literacy in a Christ-Centered environment
Recruit and train mentors
Pair each young man up with a Christ-Centered mentor who will lay the relational foundation of trust and love by spending time and investing with the Forerunner
Each student will participate in our Equipping Program from 3-6pm in our Equipping Program on Monday through Friday to focus on equipping our young men with the tools needed to fulfill their God-given potential in education, character, and leadership
Each young man in our program will continue building a relationship based on trust and unconditional love
Each student will participate in our Development Program from 3:30-6pm on Monday through Friday to focus on helping our young men transition from boyhood into manhood by guiding him through adolescence with a focus on Christ
Our Forerunners continue learning about importance of character, leadership, and education by following the example of his mentor. We also require all Forerunners to participate in AVID as well as one more extra-curricular activity.
We love for our Forerunners to participate in positive activities such as Young Life, church youth groups, etc.
Our mentors take necessary steps to ensure that our Forerunners are in good standing academically, emotionally, and socially so our they can thrive on their own when the graduate from high school
We invest our time and our energy into young men in Lake Highlands.
We love them unconditionally and show up no matter what.
We pray and watch as the Lord transforms their lives in his perfect timing.
Show up. Speak Truth. Love God.
We are who we are because of those who have invested in our lives. We believe every boy in Lake Highlands should have a mentor who can show them how to become a man and follow God passionately. We provide mentors for boys who have a deficit of older men investing in their lives.
Many of the boys in our program have had a deficit of healthy, male relationships in their life. We believe God can transform a child's story simply by identifying men in Dallas who will provide a positive male influence in their lives through showing up, speaking truth, and loving God.
We are looking for Godly men who are interested in building relationships with youth in the Lake Highlands community that attend our after school program.
Forerunner is family.
An important part of our vision is to serve and care for our Forerunner Families.
We want our kids to fulfill their potential and that starts at home. We connect the families we serve to other resources in our great community. This includes:
Hosting quarterly family dinners to build relationships with the families of our Forerunners
Connecting our Forerunner Families to local churches and like-minded non-profit organizations in the Dallas area that provide networks of relational and spiritual support.
Monthly events for Moms to provide community and support to single mothers