Mission: Mothers Raising Sons purposes are to establish, educate, empower, encourage and enthuse proper guidance for positive family structure. MRS will provide the young male with the foundation, structure and independence needed to achieve their potential of becoming productive and success men for their family and community. MOTTO "A mother cannot be a father nor a positive male role model to her son(s), but she does a great job in playing the role!
Results: 2000 - 2019 Goals Achieved 1) Lisa Norwood received 2019 GA Women’s Legislative Caucus Servant Leadership Yellow Rose for Mothers Raising Sons achievements. 2) Mothers Raising Sons Day at GA State Capitol March 20, 2019 and March 26, 2019 in recognition by Representatives for outstanding contributions to the state of Georgia. 3) Reduced delinquent behavior of male participants by 91% from entering DJJ. 4) Taught all male youths’ life coping strategies design to address and avoid drugs, tobacco, alcohol, bullying and peer pressure, etc. 5) 90% Learned how to become more responsible and make better life choices. 6) 90% Improved male self-esteem through role-playing, peer groups and workshops. Changed attitude and behavior through developed problem-solving skills. 7) 80% Boys showed better communication with parents. The social activities promoted family unity, bonding among participants that improved social skills. 8) 95% Boys was mentored by positive male role models. 9) 80% Single mothers strengthen parenting skills and improved communication skills to deal better with (sons) and family. Empowering the family values by creating an atmosphere of dialogue and understanding between parent and child. 10) Served over 100 boys in foster care providing life skill training and workshops.
Target demographics: single mothers raising sons household
Geographic areas served: Atlanta Metro
Programs: Mother & Son Separate Support Group, E-Mentoring, Family Bonding Activities, Parenting Classes, Workshops, Seminars