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Youth Programs & Mentoring

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Community Activist

Youth Counselor, Social Activist, Political Insider and Christian Servant

With over four decades of experience working to guide young people through the challenges of urban living; Larry Morris has  been a counselor, coach and mentor to hundreds of children. He has designed and led community based programs to help our children grow into strong individuals. His teachings provided them with the skills and values they needed to help them succeed as adults...read more

Awards Larry Morris Has Received for His Work

  • UNSUNG HERO AWARD, DuPont Company/ Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Convocation, 2002
  • Spirit of Philadelphia Award, WCAU TV, Channel 10, 1985
  • Community Service Award, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Support Program, 1986
  • Citizen of the Year Award, Nu Upsilon Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 1985
  • The Jefferson Award presented by The American Institute for Public Service, 1985
  • The Delaware State College Outstanding Black Delawarean Award, 1985

Youth Programs and Mentoring

Like any kind of lasting human interaction, the building of the relationship is very important. Communication takes place when there is a sender and a receiver. If there is little care in  establishing of a clear line of communication, then there is little chance that any kind of significant relationship will be built. Communication, incidentally, can be verbal or nonverbal. Therefore in a mentoring relationship where the two parties our meeting for the first time, there must be intentional and deliberate attention paid or given to the establishment of verbal and nonverbal communication.

In many cases children who are in need of a mentor kind of relationship, have been in some kind of way had a void of a meaningful relationship with  an older person.  They may have a mother in their life but no father or a father in their life and no mother or they may be raised by grandparents.
Think back to being a child or teenager and be put in a position to not only meet an adult for the first time but I have to forge a relationship. How awkward would that be for you? The younger the child the easier it is because they have picked up the last tenuous or disappointing relationships with other adults or bad experiences in life. The younger the child is the less inhibitions they have. Anything and just about everything is easier when you are a younger child. But as we get older life experiences help to mold the way we see the world we live in and the people we get involved with along the way.

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Available Speaking Topics: Children:

- You Can Influence Your Own Future: “Be a participant not a spectator!”
- You Must be Different: “It’s not only OK but it makes you special!”
- Don’t be Played by Media Hype: “Hoochies and Thugs should not be envied!”
- Choices: “It’s about people, places and things!”
- Seek Help: “You are not the first one to experience what you are going through!”

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About Larry

For 40 years, Larry has committed his time, heart and soul to community outreach and mentoring young people all over the city of Wilmington, Delaware.

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