Our Approach:

  • Engage fatherless boys from 5th to 8th grade.
  • Target the toughest neighborhood, 400 blocks of Chicago’s South Side. 
  • Enlist good and godly men to serve as mentors.
  • Partner with churches in the community. 
  • Launch young men into biblical manhood. 

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Young Knight Programs:

Shift – Weekly to Expose, Encourage and Enlist

Roundtable - 3x/month to Teach, Train and Transform

Manhood Ceremony - Launch 


Key Distinctions

  • Celebrate boys’ God-given cultural heritage and gifts.
  • Challenge boys to develop personal relationships with God.
  • Intentionally confront race-related barriers by pairing young men with mentors from outside their community.
  • Reach boys at the most significant stage of development in their journey toward manhood.
  • Ask for a 3-year commitment from each boy, their mom, and their mentors to promote trust.

5 COMMITMENTS OF A YOUNG KNIGHT

  1. A Young Knight is committed to honoring Jesus Christ through prayer and obedience to God's Word.  - Proverbs 3:5,6
  2. A Young Knight is committed to pursuing wisdom, self-discipline and excellence. - I Corinthians 9:24
  3. A Young Knight is committed to developing and exercising humility, honesty and kindness.  - Philippians 2:2,4
  4. A Young Knight is committed to practicing moral and sexual purity.                 - I Timothy 4:12
  5. A Young Knight is committed to being a positive influence in his family and community.  - Galatians 6:9,10

A YOUNG KNIGHT PERSEVERES!  

A YOUNG KNIGHT KEEPS HIS COMMITMENTS!