The one thing that will save every child, help every child grow is love. Rearing Successful Sons provides that love in a nurturing environment, building resilience through connection.

Delores F. Brisbon
Founder, Rearing Successful Sons
Board President, Presbyterian Community Ministries of Delaware Valley

What We Do

Rearing Successful Sons is an innovative faith-based initiative that provides young African-American males ages 9-17 and their families in South Philadelphia’s Point Breeze community with strategies that “Build Resilience and Support for Healthy Adolescent Development.”

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Why It Works

The Rearing Successful Sons program is based on an award winning study that supports guiding parents and other caring adults to help kids build the seven crucial C’s:

  • Competence
  • Confidence
  • Connection
  • Character
  • Contribution
  • Coping
  • Control

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Who We Are

The Rearing Successful Sons program is a multiracial, economically diverse partnership supported by the Presbyterian Community Ministries of Delaware Valley and governed by its board of directors.

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Get Involved

Do you have a passion for the community with extra time or money to spare?

Help us build a new Philadelphia, by getting involved in the work we’re doing in Point Breeze – a beacon of opportunity.

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John Gloucester House
1201 S. 23rd Street, Suite 101, Philadelphia, PA 19146


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