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Saving Our Sons

The Columbia Urban League’s Saving Our Sons program is a Department of Public Safety funded program to decrease youth adjudication through the juvenile justice system. The Saving Our Sons program provides services to African American and other underserved male youth ages 10-17.


Saving Our Sons (SOS) is designed to improve communication skills, decrease negative behaviors at school and in the community, demonstrate positive life skills, and teach conflict management skills. Through these pillars, the League’s desire is to provide the necessary skills for young men to have a better future and be a change in their community.

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The purpose is to reduce the onset of delinquent behaviors among non-violent, first-time offending males by supporting youth development and resilience through:

  • Behavior Modification Strategies
  • Personal Accountability
  • Building Healthy Relationships
  • Learning Conflict Management Skills

Skills & Benefits

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Confidence/Self Esteem building
  • Conflict management skills
  • Creativity
  • Decision making skills
  • Increase Positivity
  • Leadership
  • Martial Arts
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
“No matter how far you have gone down the wrong road, you can always turn back!”


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