Correction: The article incorrectly identifies a student as being from McDonogh 35 who was actually a student from McDonogh 32
The Silverback Society - Leading by example
by MARILEE HOVET
Over the past 18 months I’ve written articles about nonprofits of all sorts and have been continually amazed by the depth and breadth of nonprofit work in the New Orleans area. I have written about everything from residential facilities for young children who have been abused in their own homes, to cultural outreach programs, to organic farms.
Although their missions, resources and constituencies may vary, there are recurring themes and motifs that bind them all, with the concept of mentoring topping the list. Opening a young person’s world by connecting him or her with positive role models within the community has the power to be profoundly trans-formative. Nowhere is this idea more notable than in the work of the Silverback Society.
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We were featured as the cover story in the 2013 Sept/Oct New Orleans Tribune(Click Photo to read article)
Three men from the Silverback Society with Angela Hill on WWL Radio in New Orleans. Originally a one hour radio interview, it plays in is 31 minutes without the commercials.
The Silverback Society's approach to breaking the cycle of poverty. Why and how the Silverback Society's group mentoring process addresses cyclical poverty in urban America.
In this video school administrators and our mentors share their impressions about our work and its impact on our young men.
A conversation anyone concerned about our children or crime ought to view.
Kendall Simon has become our "poster" child, a young man who changed his mind in eighth grade who became a scholarship recipient from the "Beat The Odds" program of the Children's Defense Fund in New Orleans.
Then Aviation Director Sean Hunter personally hosted a visit by our boys, where they wowed all who met them or witnessed their behavior.
Rodney Williams of Three Fold Consultants, Dwight Walker of New Orleans Demolition and Jimmie and Glen Woods of Metro Disposal shared their Hornets game suite with the Silverback Society from Murray Henderson school.