Shortly after Urban Youth Impact organized a prayer walk in Dunbar Village, a housing project in West Palm Beach that was the scene of a tragic sexual assault in 2007, Bill Hobbs urged area churches to partner together to minister in the inner-city.
The Christian Prayer & Action Coalition (CPAC) is an alliance of 30 churches with six initiatives: Mentoring, adopt-a-family, summer camp sponsorships, family picnics, home improvements for inner-city residents, and ongoing prayer sessions. 2008 was CPAC's first full year of service in the inner-city.
This February will also mark another milestone for CPAC: Its first anniversary of mentoring inner-city boys. Currently, five male mentors are working with nine boys ages 9 to 12. Every other Saturday, the mentors and boys meet for three hours to participate in an activity, like going to a Miami Dolphins game (pictured here), and to study Scripture. In addition, the mentors meet with the boys one-on-one during the week to read Harold Davis' book Talks My Father Never Had With Me: Helping the Young Male Make it to Adulthood. In 2009, the mentors plan to add a community service component to the program.
If you or an adult male you know have in interest in serving as a mentor, please contact Ryan Gunn at 561.281.4455. Transportation and lunch are provided so there is no cost to the mentor.