After watching the video with your mentee(s), ask the questions, below, to engage the young person(s) in a mentoring conversation with you:
a) Are you growing up in an urban community, also known as The Hood?
b) What do other people outside of The Hood think of you and your community?
c) How does this affect you?
d) How does this song encourage you to ignore the negative things that people may say or think about you and your community?
e) How will you prove people wrong about you and your community?
f) What are positive qualities of the community you are growing up?
g) What are some ways your community is preparing you for success?
h) How will you use this to go into the rest of world to be confident and succeed in what you do?
i) When you succeed, will you return back to “the hood” to encourage other youth to be confident and succeed in spite of what others say or think? Why or why not?
j) The Bible, in Romans 8:37, says, “…in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” How can this verse give you confidence that through God you can overcome the challenges of people thinking less of you?
k) Have you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior?
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