The 1-Minute Mentoring Relationship

The 1-Minute Mentoring Relationship
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by Jerry R. Smith

I am Mr. Mentor, Jerry R. Smith, cofounder of a youth organization, Kidz For A Better Society (KFABS). I mentor for UNLV’s mentoring program; I am past co-chair of the mentoring committee Chairman of the Education Committee and past member of the National Education Board for the mentoring organization The 100 Black Men of Las Vegas and of America. Black men giving back to the Black Community!

Now let me answer the question, “What is the 1-minute mentoring relationship concept?” It is simply the philosophy of an adult helping the inner-city youth improve their present and future lives with very brief encounters in just about 1-minute at a time.

The concept for the book and the desire to teach this method of mentoring came to me as I worked with my youth organization Kidz For A Better Society (KFABS) in Las Vegas. Though KFABS taught music industry job skills, I found the kidz faced some tough challenges and had more and more questions about life skills in general. I’d take about a minute or two to address some of these questions, and they’d be on their way. It was just a short minute, that was it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

• First-born to Charlie and Rosie M. Smith
• Born in Arkansas
• Chosen leader for the family
• Graduated in 1974 in a class of 13 students
• Joined the Air Force in 1974
• After finishing Tech. School in Illinois, he was stationed in Columbus, Ohio (74-76), Germany (76-78), then to Las Vegas, where he separated service in 1981
• Moved family from Arkansas in 1979 to Las Vegas
• Partners with Hurt’em Bad Mobil Disco Company
• Married and has daughter in college
• Corrections Officer Las Vegas Metro Police, 1985
• Degree in Business Management, ’90 from UNLV
• Instructor and trainer for Las Vegas Metro Police
• Trained mediator for the Neighborhood Justice Center
• Volunteer for United Way of Southern Nevada
• Past-president with TNT Toastmasters Henderson, NV, 2001
• Co-founder of Kidz for A Better Society, non-profit youth organization, 1992
• Business owner, Psmyth Ent., Inc., 1990
• Loves to travel, read, write, mentor, create
• Co-chair Mentoring Committee for 100 Black Men of America, Las Vegas Chapter, 2001
• Motivational speaker
• Leader of a nine-member rock band with his brothers
• Stand-up comedian
• Artist/painter
• Model
• President for JFJ Million Dollar Investment Club
• Record producer, T’Jher Productions, Inc.
• Concert promoter

(2007, paperback, 74 pages)

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