The Metro Mentorship Initiative is an organization incorporated in the Cook County of Chicago, Illinois that seeks to provide mentoring services for people in the urban community. This parent corporation was formed out of a genuine belief that people lacked meaningful relationships needed to help in the transition of developing purpose and self-identity. Our agency will provide innovative and holistic mentoring programs that primarily focus on education and public health. MMI has been established in direct response to many social problems in the city of Chicago including the growing cases of fatherless homes, inner-city orphans and impoverished neighborhoods.
Innovative mentoring will be our specialty, our niche and our passion. Our program teaching philosophy focuses on two (2) major principles: The first is to equip individuals with tools to excel in every future endeavor. The second is to allow mentors to establish an intentional relationship with protégés (unskilled, beginner, novice, inexpert) so they may grow into maturity. This philosophy model comes from examining the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and his interactions with those who were his disciples.
We believe that we can make an impact in this world if we hold true to fulfilling the command that God gives his people, which is to "To love one another as Christ has first loved us". Doing what the bible says to “ look after orphans and widows in their distress.” is truly our greatest desire and main priority of honoring God. Our hope is to reflect the nature and character of Jesus Christ to all those that we serve and who serve with us. We hold to 4 core values which include:
1. We will CULTIVATE a mentoring culture where relationships can develop and flourish. 2. We will seek out individuals to be mentored and EQUIP them to be true disciples of Jesus Christ. 3. We will be ambassadors for the cause of mentoring and ADVOCATE it’s benefits. 4. We will cause systematic CHANGE by improving social problems that plague impoverished neighborhoods.