Repost image from @raiseyour_bar Thank you to all who came out last night for our Mentor + Tutor Recruitment Mixer. Our next mixer will be in October.
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Zander (6 year member) + Errol (8 year member) of Son of a Saint grew closer at @liveoakcamp. #brotherhood #partnerships
Two years ago - Older mentee helping younger one.
The shirt says it all! Get yours by visiting our “Shop” at Sonofasaint.org
Michael Franklin- 2019 Pop of the Year Presented by Son of a Saint. Michael will receive a two night stay at @windsorcourt, $1,200 gift certificate to @rubensteinsnola, shoes from @allenedmonds and more -Bio: Born and raised in 7th Ward New Orleans, Michael Anthony Franklin experienced and overcame the obstacles that his childhood environment created. As a child, he understood firsthand the difficulty of struggling financially, the fear of murder, and the feeling of hopelessness for his “easier said than done” life. The oldest of seven children, his circumstances provided him no choice but to grow up faster than his peers and raise his siblings. He did his best to protect his family and survive, but surrounded by premature adult responsibility and negative surroundings, Michael looked for hope beyond the frustration and found it in football. A standout runningback for St Augustine High School here in New Orleans, he learned how to transform his anger and dissatisfaction with his life’s circumstances into a pillar of emotional and mental strength. With the help of football, the strong moral values St. Augustine instilled in him, and the nurturing support of his godmother, Tina Baptiste, he became the man he needed to succeed moving forward with his life and career. On a full athletic scholarship, Michael Franklin attended San Diego State University in California where he continued to excel at student athlete, and after completing college, he played pro-ball in Germany for NFL Europe. Michael Franklin is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. He also majored in African American History and Philosophy with the hope of one-day using his knowledge and in-depth understanding of African American culture to help shed light on the darkness within the community from which he came. Today, Michael Anthony Franklin is a Mentor and Life Coach to the youth of New Orleans. He also works at the Travis Hill School, located inside the Youth Study Detention Center. Where he works diligently to positively affect students who may be experiencing the same difficulties that he once did and to therefore be that light he hoped to shed through his shining example and genuine testimon
@cortez.e.jackson, you never disappoint! Thank you for coming in and giving another very important lesson on self branding and appearance to our boys. These are valuable lessons that they will never forget. #mentorship #sonofasaint #neworleans #selfbranding
Memories @coterie_nola. Some of the boys pictures are in college now.
I’m pleased to announce that Byron Kantrow Slosar, Director of Tulane University’s Career Wave Programs & New York Office, is joining the Board of Son of a Saint. Byron is leading our first-ever trip to New York City with 8 mentees next week. He has organized an amazing itinerary, along with the help of Board member Lisa Winkler. Welcome Byron! Swipe to see our adventure in the Big Apple. @byron_is_pop
We’ve partnered with @nolacouture on this custom #SOAS neck tie. Link in bio [under the SHOP tab] to get one for a special person in your life (hint hint for Sunday). Youth sizes available
Special thank you to Peyton Manning for the generous financial gift through the PeyBack Foundation to support our boys! A true “Son of a Saint”
Thank you @locktoncompanies for contributing financially and in service this morning to our boys. We hope our relationship is long lasting. *Lockton Companies new office is supporting the Greater New Orleans Region. Please reach out to them for your large business insurance needs.
#Repost @nolabrewing ・・・ Join us Saturday for Props for Pops and the release of 𝘏𝘰𝘱𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘗𝘰𝘱𝘴! Hops for Pops is a 6.5% Grapefruit IPA, featuring notes of pine highlighted with refreshing bitter citrus in the West Coast style. Proceeds from sales of Hops for Pops will directly benefit @sonofasaintorg‘s diverse and ample programming, ranging from counseling and career guidance to international travel initiatives. There is still time to nominate your father or father-figure to win, so nominate him today at by clicking the link at @sonofasaintorg
Fatherhood comes in many forms. This Father’s Day, Son of A Saint wants to highlight someone that exemplifies what it means to be a father, father figure, or mentor. Props for Pops encourages locals to nominate Dear Old Dad or Father Figure to win experiences and prizes fit for royalty. With generous donations from the Windsor Hotel, Allen Edmond, and more, one lucky father and one deserving mentor will enjoy a relaxing hotel stay, and gift cards to stores like The Home Depot! The winning ”Pop” will be announced on Saturday, June 15th at @nolabrewing and highlighted in the Advocate on Father’s Day. At the @nolabrewing event we will launch the “Hops for Pops” beer available for a month in the Tap Room. Proceeds from the beer support Son of a Saint. Nominate someone today!
Incredible support from @verizon this past weekend towards Son of a Saint. Thank you for being a great example of corporate support. We know this is a small part of your larger investment in our community. We thank you! ♥️ 📷 @the.james.shaw
Huge thank you to @gulfcoastbank for their continued support of our Son of a Saint Boys. To be effective we need committed people + recurring financial support. Thank you for investing in our future @gulfcoastbank
Thank you @t_armstead72 + @ajklein47 for investing in our future and making our boys feel special.
Thank you to @cortez.e.jackson of @lavoisiersuits for stopping by this weekend to speak to our young men about personal branding and how to dress for the occasion. Our young men were really engaged and absolutely enjoyed the conversation. We can’t wait for the next session. #mentorship
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Help send our Son of a Saint Boys on a life changing educational trip to Ghana!
Today our boys were able to learn about the commercial roofing industry by taking a tour of @rycarsconstruction! Thanks to @1stclassalldayeveryday and @iamstephanieburks for the tour and inviting us over to their beautiful home for a great lunch and conversation! #commercialroofing #rycars #mentorship #sonofasaint #knowledgeispower
Two years ago we had 50 boys enrolled - we now have 💯. Thanks to all of our supporters who believe in us, we can’t do it without you. Consider making a gift to sustain our 2019 programming and allow us to support our growing boys. Click the link in our bio. 📷 2016
Great meeting with Tessa in NYC. Tessa and her fiancé Daniel are great supporters who are focused on enriching the Educational and Travel needs of Son of a Saint. Thank you!
Special thank you to @rhff for coming in strong and supporting our Son of a Saint boys trip to Oakland last week for the Obama Foundations My Brother’s Keeper conference aka #MBKRising. Members ensured that our boys were invited and comfortable. This has been a relationship since 2016 thanks to @iamjustise awareness and dedication to our boys. We appreciate the entire @rhff family!
Thankful for our Son of a Saint tutors who dedicate so much of their time making sure that the educational needs of our boys are being met. Tonight we celebrated them and enjoyed great conversation and great food at @katiesinmidcity. #tutoring #mentorship #education #neworleans
The Sanders! Thank you for supporting our trip to the Bay Area so our boys could experience @mbk_alliance. Dinner and ice cream 👌🏾, see you all in New Orleans for Jazz Fest! 🎶
Marquell said that he recently started to enjoy reading. We are just make sure he has options @mbk_alliance
This November, 20 of our young men and 5 mentors are headed to Ghana! 🇬🇭 In support and anticipation of this worldview-shifting trip, we are proud to host a Pathways to Africa Soirée in partnership with @auduboninstitute. Purchase a ticket, become a sponsor or make a donation via the link in our bio.