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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult & Child Matching Programs, Children & Youth

Mission: MENAC is positioned and purposefully created for the mental growth, educational expansion, and societal awareness of every child, teenager, and young adult between the ages of 10 to 21 years old that lives in an underdeveloped neighborhood and community. MENAC is a Christian organization formed to serve young men, women, and families in every neighborhood and community. MENAC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that will foster fruitful relationships to yield positive collaborations with business owners, police departments, community leaders, local schools, and elected officials. This approach will empower us to inspire healing and influence reconciliation between minorities and law enforcement agencies.

Results: MENAC INC has served numerous families in the Onslow County area of North Carolina by providing mentorship for non-military and military, tutoring, goal-setting, job training skills, job placement, and financial literacy. Our mentors are also skilled to teach conflict resolution, coping skills, and mediation. Closing gaps that may exist in single parent homes where only the mother is present. Teaching youth and young adults to respect their parents and every one they come in contact with in their communities.

Target demographics: Youth and Young Adults, specifically at-risk youth.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 50 students assigned at an alternative school grades 6-12.

Geographic areas served: The Onslow County area of North Carolina.

Programs: Mentorship, Tutoring, Goal-setting, Conflict resolution, Financial literacy, Job training skills, and Job placement.

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

For ten years, the Mentor Every Neighborhood and Community (MENAC) nonprofit organization has partnered with Onslow County Learning Center (OCLC) and has provided unwavering support to the students and families. OCLC’s student population is 100% At-Risk and is a dropout prevention program. The mentors provide opportunities that expose our students to culturally diverse venues and circumstances that expand their mindsets and encourage them to seek more mature and appropriate decisions while broadening their scope of possibilities. At their weekly mentoring sessions, middle and high school aged students are coached on life skills, goal setting, good citizenship, searching and applying for jobs, and how to best present themselves. The students earn the opportunity to participate in a variety of field trips including but not limited to museums, tours of Camp Lejeune, visits to different colleges and universities, athletic events, and team building activities like bowling which reinforces appropriate social behavior. In addition to meeting with the students on campus, MENAC also goes above and beyond to meet the needs of the individual students and their families outside of school. They work with our students’ families by going into the home and providing tools that strengthen parenting skills and relationship building. They stay readily accessible to our students and families. The mentors also visit our students while they are placed in detention centers and work with them to get reacclimated to their normal lifestyles once they are released back into their homes. They provide individual and group counseling. Furthermore, MENAC meets with our students’ home school administration and acts as additional resources for our students once they return to their home school. Additionally, MENAC provides support for our students who are involved with the judicial system and accompany them on court appointed dates. MENAC is instrumental in servicing the youth in our school and the surrounding community. They are committed to providing quality services to help address the needs of youth and families at Onslow County Learning Center.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MENAC Inc excels in their work with youth and the community. This organization is made of hardworking, dedicated members that have a passion for counseling, teaching and providing support to the youth.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This non-profit offers several skills to help families grew, create a deeper bond, and bestows positive opportunities that may not have been available before having an relationship with this organization. Due to the hands-on experience, and leadership conveyed by leaders of this non-profit, there is no doubt they are not equipped with the proper tools to successfully impact others life!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MENAC has been a awesome addition to the Jacksonville, NC community helping the youth. Mr. Mario Harris and his team have been heavily involved in the future of the youth in having a successful career. MENAC is goal in helping the youth and also spreading the gospel ministry to them is much needed to help them better citizens for any community. I recommend any parent to use MENAC has a additional resource to help their child!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen what Mario and his team member do to help the youth . Learn from their mistakes . No one is perfect but with help.
Things can change and that is what they are doing . Thank you

Javanna1

Board Member

Rating: 5

My name is Dr. Verlando (Lee) Frazier. As a retired Marine Master Sergeant, I am more than accustomed to 'mission accomplishment.' MENAC certainly accomplishes its mission of making a positive difference in the Jacksonville, NC, Onslow county community on a daily basis-especially for those participants (students) who live in under-served areas. It's cadre of experienced, caring, and mature mentors provide instruction on such topics such as, character development, goal-setting, high school completion, college (academic and vocational) admission requirements, and mathematics tutoring. MENAC is a awesome Non-profit that's making a huge difference on the youth (mentees), their families, and community for countless generations to come!

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

At this point I feel deeply connected and passionate about MENAC Inc. Since it's inception this community based nonprofit institution has made a major positive difference in the lives of young men and women, especially those who dwell in the under served areas of Onslow county and surrounding areas. MENAC's technique of community engagement has has a major impact on the end goal of supporting its mission statement and making this community, where I currently reside, a better place to live. Please keep up the great work!! Verlando Lee Frazier

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is changing lives one child at a time!!! The determination and genuine care they exhibit is seldom found in mentoring organizations. This team is laser focused on helping produce successful, caring, productive citizens. Every young person they encounter is better for it. I personally know of at least one success story: a young girl who was kicked out of Her high school was at the alternative school where she was able to receive some of the accounts length services. At 1st she was very hard to talk to; she did not care about anything or anybody; she had no respect for property or for people. But after a year of mentoring she she was able to resume her studies at her normal high school, graduated, was accepted into college and even received a scholarship. MENAC does amazing work!

Veney C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been a complete honor to watch this organization at work. Their contributions to the youth of the Onslow County School System and more importantly, the individual families will undoubtedly leave a lasting effect on the County and the State.

Having worked with MENAC first hand, I can tell you that it is an organization based on integrity and a true desire to simply serve at the highest level.

The professionalism, care and discretion they provide makes it a win win for all involved in their programs. Whether you’re a volunteer, a student or a parent, there is always an opportunity to be challenged to learn, grow and set yourself up for success.

Outstanding organization with outstanding leadership

Veney Cochran
CEO & Founder Elite Justice Success Group LLC and S.W.A.G. Leadership, Development & Training ~ (Succeeding With A Goal)

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being a single mom hard raising a teenage Boy..in this Society.. Anger issues..fights suspended
from school etc.. after bring referred by My sons court counselor to your organization it has help him with his issues by having a man to talk too..with his Dad not in his life..who understands..and takes the time to Listen..it has lift the burden off me..and he's doing well..With time and effort. And God's help I'm praying..so Thank you Mr Harris for taking the time..Much Appreciated

Client Served

Rating: 5

An organization that really will help you strive and achieve goals u never seen your self achieving.definitely recommend if you have any issues.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mr. Harris was a great mentor to my son Nori. He went above and beyond the duties of being a mentor. He helped my family out tremendously. I'm extremely grateful for his mentoring.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My name is Lee Frazier. As a U.S. Marine retiree, service, volunteering, fellowship, camaraderie, and being mission-oriented aren't alien terms. These are but a few of the intangibles I've enjoyed since joining the ranks of this nonprofit organization. MENAC, Inc. values the known and hidden potential of both adults and youth. Every person, regardless of their socioeconomic status, etc., deserves an opportunity to achieve the brightest possible future, and a good education and support system is essential. Being a volunteer member of MENAC, Inc. allows me (and our caring team) to build our community around a common goal-'making a positive difference in lives.' Come join us...

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

This nonprofit is doing a great job going above and beyond to assist the youth and their families . Menac go to the schools, homes and for those who are in trouble goes to court to represent that these youth have support from the community as well as in the home. This program has open my eyes to a lot of things I truly wasn't aware of that youths are dealing with. It takes a heart and patience to deal with things that are going on in our society nowadays. I have learned that you're not that dealing with an individual it's the whole family so with that being said it takes a lot of patience and consideration. We need to get back to villages raising kids.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Helping children when they need the support. Guiding children to do the right thing by providing good examples.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Mark, it really helping my son his father is not in his life but mark has stepped up and help him with everything a man should . Quality time and giving him on advice with what he should do with his future and explaining how important it is for him to have a plan in life. It does not seem like they have a lot of funding to do more with the kids so if they had more money that would help . Thank You

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Excellent in providing extra support for people that's in need in a friend and help getting pushed to meet goals

Client Served

Rating: 5

Menac Inc is doing an amazing job with my son. Everytime Mr. Mario calls or comes and pick up my son he just lights up! I am thankful for this organization because my son has someone he trust and respects. He also looks forward to spending time with Mr. Mario.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mark is doing an excellent job as I see helping many young men to go in the right direction with the helping them With school work , teaching they how to drive and what to do with there future. The more people they have to help the more they can help Young men

Client Served

Rating: 4

They go beyond the limits to help children. Im impressed with there time with my child.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

MENAC Inc is doing a great job of mentoring youth and young adults in the areas of leadership, respect, and responsibility. The mentors are all professional when I see them engage with mentees and their families. MENAC Inc could improve the clients served if they had more mature and professional mentors men/women.