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Can’t true friendship be expressed in many ways?

          Friend friend’ ship’ /noun 1. A person whom one knows, likes and trusts     Isn’t it true sometimes we don’t always know if our messages are getting through to those we mentor? I’ve experienced many different ways young adults express themselves as well as how they process information.  One […]

Servant Leadership by helping others

Wouldn’t you agree that a form of leadership is service? Our young technical staff participated in the City of Minneapolis’s first community based computer technical support program called Fit-It Tech Clinic.  Information Technology volunteers spend time with citizens who brought their computers for free technical support and training. Osiris Organization is proud of our young […]

Talk to me don’t text!

“Mr. Roddy, I’ve been trying to get in touch with several of my clients this week but haven’t heard back.  I’ve texted them several times.” ~ a young entrepreneur  “They would rather fire off an instant message or text to someone sitting in the next cube … than walk over and talk,” ~ Ryan Jenkins, […]

It’s important to know your history

Wouldn’t those we mentor take more pride in themselves if they truly knew their history? As a mentor, twenty years and counting, I’ve had many conversations with youth and young adults of color.  I want to share some of our most delicate conversations around self-esteem issues.  When I decide to mentor young men, the first […]

Isn’t it good to know that mentoring works?

“Bill, your’ve been working with youth for many years.  How do you know your mentoring  is making a difference?” ~ Robert S. “Robert, as parents and mentors we try to give the best advice we can to those we love with the hope that they will eventually comprehend and incorporate the knowledge into their lives.” […]

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