Organized by: ManUp MIAMI
EVENT DATE Aug 20, 2016
It’s important that we teach our sons how to take care of themselves after they move out of our houses. All of our sons are different and have different strengths and interests. And it’s impossible to teach our sons EVERYTHING; however, there are several main skills they should all master before venturing out into the world. One of the biggest challenges for parents of teens 18 and older is that, legally, your child is considered an adult. Unless your teen has been “held over” and remains in custody of the court or Children’s Services (usually until age 21), your child can decide where to live, get a driver’s license, sign a lease and other legal contracts, and on and on. This can pose problems if your child is living at home. Parents often hear, “I’m an adult now; you can’t tell me what to do”. In some ways, this is true. Your child is now responsible for his or her own actions. A fistfight with peers previously might have resulted in suspension from school or grounding at home. Now, it can be considered assault, with possible criminal charges. Young adults engaging in sexual relationships with minors aged 15 or younger can be charged with statutory rape or other sexual misconduct. It can be tough for young adults to understand that, while their parent no longer controls them, their parent cannot protect them from their own actions either. We have initiated a call to our young adults ,in an effort to assist them in there transition to adulthood Giving them an avenue to communicate concerns, Discuss depressing problems, Experience Fun fill outings, while learning key principles that will give access to successfully transition to adulthood. ( MAN-UP ) will introduce : • Money basics. Teens should know how to reconcile their checking account and understand budget basics. Explain how health insurance works, what a co-pay is and the nuts and bolts of credit cards (if he will be getting one). • Car Basics. Most young men can’t wait for the opportunity to drive. They should have the knowledge on how to obtain there Drivers license Understanding vehicle insurance, and basic repairs, oil change, flat tires etc. • Job readiness: How to respond to interview questions, resumes, appearances, Career vs job. • Relationship Goals: preparing to be a husband , understanding the steps into courting vs dating ,Understanding how to prioritize time ,talents and treasures. • Communication Central : Knowing how and when to express themselves. Understanding how to communicate in this social media age. • Stress Management : dealing with the problems that are in the house,school,and general life. Man Up is and outlet that will stand in the Gap for our Young Men. An atmosphere where they will learn Life Skills, Practical Skills and have fun doing it. With speakers, sponsors, and mentors, we are a team of individuals striving for the Successful transition from teens to men. We look forward to: Game Nights, Sports outting, Conversationals,cookouts , banquets and Graduations. All Graduates will have continue support for life, building a wall of successful men. Its time for our boys to MAN-UP.