Welcome to Love...No Ego Mentoring

  • Executive Summary:

A mentor's certification program and course​ designed to educate and prepare men and women for the purpose of helping to build more vibrant and thriving individuals, particularly young people ages 10-24, their families, and their respective community. 

  • Intro and Background Research

The Love No ​Ego Foundation believes in people, believing that people are the root of all evil as well as all good. Not things. Therefore, it is our responsibility to be best human beings we can be. While the messages of and from the world glorifies things, promotes being first and number one, and overlooks ethics and doing things for the greater good, The Love No Ego Foundation glorifies people, their spirit, intuition, and natural love space. We bring attention to the ego and its direct attachment to the worldly things and  how it may be influencing negative decisions and behaviors. Once the awareness is there within our clients, they are able to go beyond the limitations and challenges of the ego and associated trauma, and truly live, enabling them to attain their goals and successfully provide. 

  • The Problem and Scope - Why Love...No Ego Mentoring? 

Deaths due to suicide and homicide, often referred to collectively as violent deaths, have consistently been a major cause of premature death to persons aged 10–24 in the United States. In 2017, suicide was the second leading cause of death for persons aged 10–24, and homicide ranked third for persons aged 15-24 and fifth for persons aged 10–14.  (Sally C. Curtin, M.A., and Melonie Heron, Ph.D. - NCHS Data Brief, Number 352, October 2019). The problem? To sum it up? Ego. The pressure to conform, fit in, to have, to be like, to be loved, etc., is all based on material and worldly things.  - https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db352-h.pdf

National reports show that 1 in 6 middle to high school, and even college students reported that they’ve either been the victim of some form of bullying or, witnessed others being bullied. And 1 in 8 have experienced bigotry and name calling, which is also a form of bullying. 

Some victims of violence at school hold aggressive attitudes which may place them at risk for involvement in high-risk behaviors. Victims with aggressive attitudes are more likely to carry weapons, used alcohol, and engaged in physical fights at school. Both victims and non-victims with aggressive attitudes reported lower academic grades and fewer supportive adults at school. Repeated victimization has detrimental effects on the youth's social and emotional development. JOURNAL ARTICLE - Aggressive Attitudes Among Victims of Violence at School - Karen K. Brockenbrough, Dewey G. Cornell and Ann B. Loper - Education and Treatment of Children - Vol. 25, No. 3 (AUGUST 2002), pp. 273-287 - Published by: West Virginia University Press

https://www.jstor.org/stable/42899706

Many of youth today have fears and worries, and may feel sad and hopeless from time to time. Strong fears may appear at different times during development. Extreme forms of fear and sadness could be due to anxiety or depression. This is clearly negatively affecting their lives.

Depression is the leading cause of disability for ages 15-44. 

  • Causes 490 million disability days from work each year in the U.S. 6

  • Accounts for $23 billion in lost workdays each year.7

  • Takes an economic toll over $100 billion each year from U.S. business.

  • Affects over 300 million people worldwide, regardless of culture, age, gender, religion, race or economic status.

  • Is one of the most debilitating conditions on the world, with severe depression rated in the same disability category as terminal stage cancer.

  • Is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.

Hope for Depression Research Foundation. 2018. https://www.hopefordepression.org/depression-facts/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8tbGur-T6wIVhpOzCh3ejA-vEAAYASAAEgJOrfD_BwE

Youth's Education,  Daily Life, and Career

Mentoring has significant positive effects on two early warning indicators that a student may be falling off-track:

1) High levels of absenteeism (Kennelly & Monrad, 2007)

  • Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class. (Public/Private Ventures Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters)

2) Recurring behavior problems (Thurlow, Sinclair & Johnson, 2002)

  • Young adults who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are 55% more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not have a mentor. (The Mentoring Effect, 2014)

  • In addition to better school attendance and a better chance of going on to higher education, mentored youth maintain better attitudes toward school. (The Role of Risk, 2013)

By being a consistent adult presence in a young person’s life, mentors can offer advice, share life their experiences, and help a young person navigate challenges.

Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking. (Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters)

Young adults who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are 81% more likely to participate regularly in sports or extracurricular activities than those who do not. (The Mentoring Effect, 2014)

A study showed that the strongest benefit from mentoring, and most consistent across risk groups, was a reduction in depressive symptoms — particularly noteworthy given that almost one in four youth reported worrisome levels of these symptoms at baseline. (The Role of Risk, 2013)

Mentoring promotes positive social attitudes and relationships. Mentored youth tend to trust their parents more and communicate better with them. (The Role of Risk, 2013)

One study estimates that the human potential lost as a result of the educational achievement gap is the economic equivalent of a permanent national recession. (Mentoring: At the crossroads of education, business and community, 2015) By preparing young people for college and careers, mentoring helps develop the future workplace talent pipeline. (Mentoring: At the crossroads of education, business and community, 2015)

Mentors can also prepare their mentees for professional careers and assist with their workplace skills by:

  • Helping set career goals and taking the steps to realize them.

  • Using personal contacts to help young people network with industry professionals, find internships, and locate possible jobs.

  • Introduce young people to resources and organizations they may not be familiar with.

  • Skills for seeking a job, interviewing for a job, and keeping a job.

Our youth are our future. Everything depends on the state of their mental health and social emotional well being. If we don't have happy, vibrant, secure, confident, loving, and non-egotistical youth, while being able to connect them to great resources, we're not going to have a thriving anything, including schools, the economy, environment, homes, families, and communities. We must do all we can to ensure that they are happy individuals who are consistently striving for being the best person they can be. But they must be truly taught. Happiness is not a worldly thing. It doesn't come from worldly things. It comes from within, and it's something that we/they (humans) already have. 'Love...No Ego" helps to create their vision for sustainable success and not so much instant gratification. 

LNE Requirements to Become a Mentor:

  • 5 Hours of Shadowing Mentoring: shadow current mentors with approval

  • 4 Hours Training: Team Training currently happens every 3rd Thursday of the month, 6pm, with other training opportunities happening periodically in between.  Training includes the relational needs for trauma based care and background information for how it changes the brain and body.

  • Pass Background Check: performed by Intellicorp

  • Complete 2 Courses with partnering organization Mentor Virginia (https://www.mentoring.org/)

  • Pass LNE Online Test (25 Questions)

  • Read, Agree, and Sign The LNE Team Handbook

Grounding Info:

Our work is rooted in our Four Pillars of Spirituality, Exercise, Education, and Community. We are also able to apply "trauma-informed care principles", "therapeutic, restorative, and healing action steps", and "Being and Now Practices".

 

Length and Duration are Based on Client’s Needs: See page MENTORING PROGRAM.

 

LNE Curriculum, Strategy, and Implementation: 

  • Setting the Foundation For Success

  • Application of The Love No Ego Principles

  • Application of The Youser's Manual: understanding how “YOU” function

  • Attachment to Goals, Interests, and Passions

  • Attachment to Community and Its Resources

  • Continuous Growth

Payment to Mentors:

Mentors are paid biweekly on the 1st and 15th of each month for sessions completed and related expenses. Payments are made from Love No Ego Foundation via business account check or Venmo business account.