Rock Family Outreach Youth Mission (RFYOM) is under Rock Family Outreach International Limited; a fully registered nonprofit agency in Uganda.
The mission focuses on providing mentoring programs for youths in Uganda however will start with Mukono district and surrounding areas. The program will form partnerships with local schools/institutions in the districts, juvenile Rehabilitation centers, families and religious institutions.
Motto: Building the future generation through mentoring, care and love.
The mission’s goal is to foster its commitment to young people to promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, self-discipline, and career development and reassert in them a strong sense of hope in the future.
Only through personal relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be re-established that will give youth the commitment to follow through on their path to adulthood with a sense of self-esteem and accomplishment.
Through repeated failures in the school or home and the development of destructive habits, at-risk young people lose faith in the possibilities that await them if they are successful in putting their lives together. To restore their faith, young people must be in a caring, inclusive learning environment that promotes them giving their best effort to reinforce personal respect.
Rock Family Outreach Youth Mission is a beam of light in thick darkness; a program that is in direct response to the growing number of young people that are either at risk of falling through the cracks at school or are already entangled with juvenile delinquency and its consequences, drug addictions and all forms of hopelessness.
The program seeks to identify youths who are at risk of having a turbulent transition to adulthood and offer positive support to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives. The focus is slightly different at each level but the goal remains the same; empower the young person to make positive changes in his/her life.
The mission will focus primarily on higher primary school (P.5 to P.7) and secondary school youths and those at higher institutions. This age group (10-24) is particularly problematic and it’s a perfect time for mentoring to be effective.
Mentors will receive continuous training throughout the year and will participate in monthly review meetings to report the progress of the young people under their mentor-ship.
The mentors also conduct seminars, workshops, conferences in partnership with schools and religious institutions and other organizations working with young people to equip them with life skills and share experiences based on Christian values to empower the youth make the right choices and lead a victorious life.
Over time, Rock Family Outreach Mission will create a learning environment that will be an invaluable resource to young people, aspiring mentors and the community/ nation at large.