The Seven Mountains In Nine Minutes
Young people are 100% of the future. Education is only one of the Seven Mountains they need to climb to see the Promised Land. There is an inner-city ministry called Youth With A Purpose (YWAP) with a program called BWAP or Basketball With A Purpose. On almost every Thursday evening in Buffalo, NY, inner-city young men gather to play ball, eat a good meal and listen to a nine minute guest speaker. Rev. Will Coplin came up with the "nine minute" idea because; "The average young person takes about nine minutes to eat a meal.
We should be able to give them a spiritual meal in nine minutes."
When each nine minute speaker steps in front of the BWAP crowd, they bring a message from one of their journeys on the seven mountains of life;
Religion, Family, Education, Government, Media, Arts & Entertainment and Business.
Every week the young men are given the opportunity to hear from folks who have overcome adversity through perseverance. The wisdom borne through that travailing perseverance becomes the seed of character wealth in young people.
All future YWAP Coaches are trained in a Bible Leadership Program called the Game Plan for Greatness. We train 18-30 yr. old inner-city young men as mentors who will help 5th -8th Graders build their way out of poverty and violence. Youth With A Purpose is strengthening communities by investing in young men. BWAP or Basketball With A Purpose is a unique program that turns inner-city young men into mentors for the younger generation. Gang members are putting their guns down and becoming self sustaining and contributing members of society. Imagine a city where 18-30 yr. old young men are becoming good character role models who begin mentoring high school and grade school students.
Poverty and violence will drop dramatically and we would have a lot less of our young guys dying or going to jail as the BWAP Program expands. Teach young men them how to take fatherhood seriously and respect women and a city will change. Time is of the essence.Youth With A Purpose helps young people learn about life through "The Seven Mountains In Nine Minutes." Each mountain has a trail-head, a highpoint and several false summits along the way. The secret to a successful mountain trek on any one of the seven mountains is a trust-able mountain guide. Every young person needs at least one caring adult in their life. I hope you are one of them. At Youth With A Purpose, we help mentor young people up and over the mountains of life.
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