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 a young man who doesn't live with his father.
We love unconditionally and show up no matter what.
We pray and watch as the Lord transform the lives of our young men in his perfect timing.
Invest. Love. Transform. —> Trust the Process.
Transformation does not happen overnight. We are called invest into the lives of those affected by an absent-father. We love them no matter what and on a consistent basis. We believe that this will cause the lives of our neighbors to be transformed by Jesus Christ. Here’s the kicker though, Jesus transforms, not us. He does it when he wants and how he wants. We can invest and we can love. That’s our job. But only he can transform. That’s his job.
Forerunner is family.
Serving Single Moms
An important part of our vision is to serve and care for the family of our Forerunners.
Parenting was made to be handled by two people and when one of those partners is not around, it makes things difficult for the one left standing. Our mothers need help in many areas and often have no one around to to support them.
We feel like it is our job, not only as an organization but as followers of Christ, to support and to serve these women. It is our desire to have both mother and son live in an environment that is enriching and free from major stress where both the mom and her kids can have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Forerunner feels called to be a connector for our single mothers to the resources in our great community. That includes connecting each mom to a local church and community of believers. We want to open doors that she might not be able to open herself through our connections and resources in Lake Highlands. We want to be in her corner whether she needs help finding a job, fixing her car, or teaching her child.
We want to:
Connect mom to a local church and community of believers to offer support when needed.
Be able to connect mom to their son’s elementary school to monitor her son’s academic progress.
Offer financial guidance to help her make the most of her money.
Open community doors for opportunities that could better her life and the life of her son.
Be available if an emergency arises within her family.
Moms agrees to:
Be a supportive parent as her son participates in Forerunner Mentoring Program.
Be supportive of the relationship between the Forerunner and his mentor.
Live in the Lake Highlands area.
Have her children attend Lake Highland schools.
Participate in financial training.
Be open to attending and participating in a Lake Highlands church.