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1 Raising and Mentoring Black teen boys PLAYBOOK FOR CHRISTIAN MANHOOD: 12 Key Plays for Black Teen Boys JAMES C. PERKINS www.playbookforchristianmanhood.wordpress.com

2 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS This book provides young boys with strategies that will guide them around the traps that lead them to destroy themselves. This book provides young boys with strategies that will guide them around the traps that lead them to destroy themselves. PLAYBOOK FOR CHRISTIAN MANHOOD: 12 Key Plays for Black Teen Boys It will empower them to live a successful and productive life. It will empower them to live a successful and productive life. THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK

3 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS At the end of each chapter, there is a work section to guide the reader on the key areas needed to focus and grasp the principles discussed. At the end of each chapter, there is a work section to guide the reader on the key areas needed to focus and grasp the principles discussed. PLAYBOOK FOR CHRISTIAN MANHOOD : 12 Key Plays for Black Teen Boys HOW TO USE THE BOOK This book can be used by an individual, parent, mentor, or any positive adult to help a teen think about and plan a strategy to address the issues raised in each chapter. This book can be used by an individual, parent, mentor, or any positive adult to help a teen think about and plan a strategy to address the issues raised in each chapter. It is formatted like a football playbook using football analogies that capture and retain the interest of the reader. It is formatted like a football playbook using football analogies that capture and retain the interest of the reader.

4 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS PLAYBOOK FOR CHRISTIAN MANHOOD : 12 Key Plays for Black Teen Boys PURPOSE OF THIS SEMINAR The lessons in this seminar will help teens to think carefully about their everyday decisions and choose a positive outcome for their life. The lessons in this seminar will help teens to think carefully about their everyday decisions and choose a positive outcome for their life. Tips will be provided from each chapter of the book that will help teens embrace themselves, their responsibilities, and their potential. Tips will be provided from each chapter of the book that will help teens embrace themselves, their responsibilities, and their potential. This seminar will give teachers, parents, and mentors a better understanding of their pivotal role in the process of developing teens of character, leadership, and responsibility. This seminar will give teachers, parents, and mentors a better understanding of their pivotal role in the process of developing teens of character, leadership, and responsibility.

5 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS You are NOT who people say you are You are NOT who people say you are You are NOT who you think you are You are NOT who you think you are You are who God says you are You are who God says you are Chapter One KNOW WHO YOU ARE

6 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS Discover your purpose by asking: Discover your purpose by asking: What problem would I like to use my life to solve? What problem would I like to use my life to solve? What do I want to do to make the world a better place? What do I want to do to make the world a better place? Chapter Two: KNOW YOUR PURPOSE

7 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS Education is still the best stair step to a productive future Education is still the best stair step to a productive future Being smart is not acting white Being smart is not acting white Chapter Three THE VALUE OF EDUCATION

8 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS Decide to get money the honest way Decide to get money the honest way What can you do to generate income legitimately What can you do to generate income legitimately Chapter Four A MAN AND HIS MONEY

9 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS Parents or guardians are the first people who teach us about authority Parents or guardians are the first people who teach us about authority Most times, parents and guardians have our best interest in mind Most times, parents and guardians have our best interest in mind Chapter Five DEALING WITH PARENTS (GUARDIANS)

10 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS Like you, girls are made in the image of God Like you, girls are made in the image of God They are not objects to be used to gratify our sexual desire They are not objects to be used to gratify our sexual desire We must honor our sexuality We must honor our sexuality Chapter Six THE BOYS AND THE GIRLS

11 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS Nobody is your friend who encourages you or helps you do wrong Nobody is your friend who encourages you or helps you do wrong A friend is a person who encourages you to be your best A friend is a person who encourages you to be your best Chapter Seven FRIENDSHIP: OUR BROTHERS KEEPER

12 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS Do not follow others in order to be accepted Do not follow others in order to be accepted Be strong enough to live by your own principles Be strong enough to live by your own principles Chapter Eight THERE IS A LEADER IN YOU

13 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS Everybody will experience disappointment Everybody will experience disappointment Do not allow disappointment to cause you to think of yourself as a victim Do not allow disappointment to cause you to think of yourself as a victim Life does not end because all your dreams dont come true Life does not end because all your dreams dont come true Chapter Nine WHEN THINGS DONT WORK THE WAY YOU THOUGHT THEY WOULD

14 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS Develop good health habits Develop good health habits Drinking, smoking, and drugging is not manly. It is self destructive. Drinking, smoking, and drugging is not manly. It is self destructive. Chapter Ten YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF GOD

15 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS You owe it to yourself and the world to make your community a better place. You owe it to yourself and the world to make your community a better place. Use your life to improve the quality of life for others. Use your life to improve the quality of life for others. Chapter Eleven SHOULDERING YOUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

16 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS Leave a relationship where you will be missed Leave a relationship where you will be missed Leave an example thats worth imitating Leave an example thats worth imitating Leave a situation better because you lived. Leave a situation better because you lived. Chapter Twelve LEAVING A LEGACY

17 RAISING AND MENTORING BLACK TEEN BOYS Lets start a national ground swell of intentional effort to challenge our boys to change their culture from negative self-destructive behaviors to being the smart positive young men they can be. Lets start a national ground swell of intentional effort to challenge our boys to change their culture from negative self-destructive behaviors to being the smart positive young men they can be. CONCLUSION

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