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>> lori is telling me you were her little with the big brothers big sisters. >> yeah. >> she met you when you were 4 years old. >> yeah. we had a very special bond. >> tell us about it. >> my mom had a traumatic brain injury when i was young, and it left her a little bit irresponsible. she basically had a 21-year-old mentality for most of my childhood. >> so when you met lori at the age of 4, she was a young single woman herself. >> she was, but i never -- it wasn't a good comparison. she was in a different place in her life than my mom was. she was definitely more responsible. she was more stable. >> and you spent a lot of holidays with her. she mentioned something about friday night tacos. >> yes. we used to go to the tacoria. it was my favorite restaurant. still is. we actually visited the last time i was in california. >> and then the holidays, too, were a big part of your life. >> yeah. well, my mom's jewish so she
allowed me to go with lori for most of the christian holidays. i spent just about every christmas and easter and anytime lori let me take her my mom usually let her. >> how much of a difference do you think lori made in your life? >> huge. i probably would have been lost without her. she gave me someone to be accountable to, you know, when my parents weren't necessarily holding me accountable for my actions. lori did. >> let me talk to lori about that. >> sure. >> oh, she's got tears in her eyes. you had to set boundaries for her. >> i did. you know, recently we were asked about this, and i -- when they asked her what made our relationship special, i thought she was going to say the trips to disneyland and carving pumpkins. and she said, you know, she set boundaries and she expected me to live within those boundaries, and she said now, of course, that's coming from an adult mother. and she can see the value in boundaries and that that's love,
really, that that's setting love for your children. and i expected her to do well so she wanted to do well. she wanted to please me. but it was funny. at the time when she first said it, i kept saying, but remember disneyland? aren't you going to talk about that? i really appreciate the fact that she realized that. but she had great potential. she has great common sense and a great work ethic. i knew she could do well in life so i expected her to. >> thank you so much for joining us today. we appreciate it. she is so successful. she has a couple of kids now? >> she does. she has three sons, and she is just -- i tell her as much as i can, she is the greatest mother. like i said, the one thing i wanted was for her to break the cycle and for it to be different for her children. and she has exceeded my wildest expectations on that. she is just a fabulous mom. she's had a long-term marriage, very successful marriage, and i
could not be more proud of her. really, i do break out in tears every time i see her or talk about this because she's just been such a joy for our whole family. not just for me, my daughters and my husband. >> you have two daughters in addition so -- >> she was the big sister. they have a special relationship they can share with her that they wouldn't share with me perhaps. she is just a part of our family now. >> and you have changed so many lives by being a part of this big brothers big sisters program. >> well, i just wanted to change one life. >> but look what you've done. a huge ripple effect on an entire family. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> if that's not an inspiration to become a part of this. we want to thank lori for being here. when we come back, we'll learn about other mentoring program that's are making an
welcome back to "beyond the headlines." we've been talking about the importance of being a mentor and the value being a mentor can add to our lives. here in the studio with me right now from 100 black men of the bay area is muhammad naderi, the vice chair of the board of directors. so nice to have you here. >> thank you for having me. >> we've been chatting during the break. i love what you all are doing. i want to know for you personally, why is mentoring so important and why especially young black men? >> well, our organization 100 black men in the bay area, all of our members have been beneficiaries of mentoring. my story is very similar to
other folks' stories in terms of you had somebody who shepherded you through, whether it was high school, college or early career, somebody who took an interest in what you were doing and said, let me help you out. the only thing that we were asked in return is, number one, do the best we can and then number two, when it's our turn and we have the opportunity we do the same thing. that's why meant rg is so important to us and why we focus on it at 100 black men. >> you have so many different programs. community school program, junior 100 and collegiate 100. >> yes. >> tell me about the collegiate. >> the collegiate 100 is something we started with the university of california at berkeley. we had some members who are graduates of that school, the university, and we're like, when i was in college, it would have been helpful if we had a connection to our local chapter. so we started a collegiate 100 where we identified students at the university who were interested in what we were doing, interested in potentially in the future becoming a member of the 100 after they've kind of
gone through their professional career. and said, how do we start making linkages? the linkage for us was a natural one because we could say, not only can we mentor them, they can also help us mentor the kids in high school. because you have tutoring and you have just kind of -- some of our members, we're in our 30s, 40s, 50s, when a high school student sees us, they're like, that's a bit far off for me. maybe i can find somebody who's been in their late teens, early 20s. it was a natural linkage. we've kind of rolled that out for the national 100 where we have other chapters doing the same thing at colleges in their area. >> you are meanting somebody. you started in the ninth great with them? >> yeah. really back in 2004, he's now in dental school. i've kind of watched him grow up. he's watched me grow up. we actually have become really good friends. he's in his early 20s now. it's interesting to see his
perspective. >> it's amazing. you've made such a difference in his life. you're a new dad so that will be a great experience for your baby girl. >> it is. >> before we run out of time, i want to ask you about, who do you want to join 100 black men? who do you want to help? >> we have two ways. we want members who want to join the 100 black men in the bay area themselves, african-american male professionals, public/private sector who have a commitment to improving the community aund focusing on mentoring and the issues that really target our community and are important to us. we also want to have folks at a sponsorship level. maybe you don't have the time to be the full member, but the work we're doing you think is important so you sponsor us. visit our web site, reach out to our board, definitely contact us and we will welcome you. >> with that, we're going to make sure we post all of your information on our web site. >> thank you. >> thank you so much and thank you for the work you're doing. >> thank you. >> and we do have to take a short break. when we come back, we're going to hear about a unique program
our next guest highlights the critical importance of having positive role models. joining me is felicia gaston of the phoenix project and one of the program participants. felicia, you and i have been friend for a long time. >> a very long time. happy to be here. >> i met you through performing stars which works with much younger children. >> questiyes. >> you started the phoenix program to start young men like gentleman car jacari. >> it's based in marin city and four years ago our community was experiencing lots of high crime. it was affecting so many people. apr every time you picked up the newspaper it talked about young black males robbing people underneath the underpass at the bus stop. it just wasn't a message we wanted to get out. it was just very important to bring resources right into the area where our young men were
hanging out. public housing, which is called the 2 a lot and the phoenix project started right then. >> we're looking at some images of some of your young men doing a variety of jobs through the phoenix project. i was happy to cover that story, too. >> yeah. it was so exciting, especially to see that phoenix project focuses on connecting them with all types of resources so they can get the proper skills so they can be employable. we provide all the types of services if they need their driver's license, if they need their -- just access to the meaningful resources available in marin county. we've been able to really help so many of them, and also many of them we're helping in school and helping them go to college in marin. just being a great advocate. >> you really are. jacari, you're nodding your head as she runs through this list of wonderful things. so you had a bit of a rough start to life. tell me a little bit about that. >> well, i zbgrou u grew up in
california. i was in juvenile hall. i moved over to marin. i was on probation, i been on probation since i was 12, finally about to get off. >> and you're 26 now? >> 26 now. >> that's a long time. >> yes. long time. thanks to the phoenix project, i always say that they saved my life. phoenix project did a lot to me, to help me get into construction, things like that. >> now, prot jekt actually does a lot. i'm looking at you had to become drug free and get your driver's license. >> yes. >> we have images of you at work. that of course cost money. who paid for that? >> the phoenix program helped me pay for that through the probation department. >> tell me about the probation department. >> well, what's so great about the probation department in marin county is that they identified jacari as an example of someone that they felt would make a big difference. if he changed his life, then others say they can move in that
direction. so they paid the union dues, which is $800, maybe a little more than that, and they also provided the support along with the phoenix project so he could attend northern california labor training program in san ramon. it was a three-week program. he and another participant stayed in san ramon for three weeks. again, probation department provided the union fees and then we provided all the extra support services, the uniforms as needed, the boots. >> the hard hat. >> the hard hat. not only that, when they stayed at the campus, they needed to have food because the local grocery stores. phoenix project supported that. >> that's fantastic. before we run out of time, i want to talk about the meeting you had with michelle obama's brother. we have some images of your kids meeting him. you went to image for success to get everybody all dolled up. >> yeah.
they were so pleased. when they knew they had a chance to meet michelle obama's brother craig robinson at dominican college, they just got prepared and image for success provided all of their clothing, and we went to see him. he was promoting his bock. each of them received an autographed copy of the book. what's most important is that phoenix project is a prevention program, too, so many of our participants are not -- have been faced with the legal system, but we also have a majority of them that have. so our goal is to help guide them to be productive members of society. >> jacari, we've run out of time, but i want to congratulate you on all your success. >> thank you, thank you very much. >> thank you for being here. unfortunately we have run out of time. my thanks to all of our wonderful guests today. you can get more information on our web site. our web site. have a great week. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com