Dr. John Arrington Mentoring Program
The Dr. JAM Program was started in 2007 to address concerns our community had with the youth. The chapter set out to develop a program that would help address those concerns. The program is named after Brother Dr. J. Arrington a member of the Phi Omicron chapter who has been a leader in the community in the areas of education and religion.
The Dr. JAM Program has two major components that are used in conjunction with each other. The first is the monthly educational component. Each month the group gets together and has a session that deals with one of the core principles of the group.
The second component is the group activity component. These events are used to build brotherhood and give the mentees a chance to fellowship with members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Mentee Eligibility Requirements
• Must be between the 6th – 12th grade
• Reside in the San Diego county
• Demonstrate a desire to participate in the program and be willing to abide by all policies and procedures.
• Be able to obtain parental/guardian permission and ongoing support for participation in the program
• Agree to at least a one-year commitment to the program
• Commit to attending the Dr. JAM monthly meetings
• Commit to coming prepared to each activity
• Complete screening procedure
The mission of the Phi Omicron Dr. John Arrington Mentoring Program is to work with males between the 6th and 12th grade in the areas of character development, academic success, cultural awareness, and social service.
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