Exposures
June 16, 2013
I Care: Bringing hope to fatherless young men

ls fatherless 2.jpg In a neighborhood riddled with crime and poverty, Bill Coibion's vision brings hope to fatherless young men. His faith-based organization, Shoulder To Shoulder began mentoring boys in 2007, teaching life skills and character in an effort to break the cycle of generational fatherlessness in Del Paso Heights. In workshops, small group discussions and one-on-one mentoring, the boys are coached from 7th grade through high school, primarily at the Freedom Hall facility located across from Grant Union High School. Before an annual camping trip to Yosemite, Coibion tells 12 boys choices they make today, will decide their destiny. "We ignite hope in the kids and then we challenge our young men to take responsibility for their lives," he said. "Once they do that, we walk through life continuing to coach them and helping to prepare them for life."

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