A group of Guardian Scholars, their Program Coordinator, and a volunteer mentor turned some laps at K1 Speed, an indoor go-kart track in Barrio Logan.
There was wheel-to-wheel racing, and they got their adrenaline up in a series of fun and intense races as they competed for trophies. After burning some stress and tension, they turned to a discussion geared to help them open up on the topic of men’s mental health.
Mentor, Al, led a powerful conversation addressing the various stigma that men of color face, providing key insight, advice, and understanding. Students were encouraged to share their difficulties in addressing the issues they struggle with. And even, if you decide to seek outside help, how difficult it can be to navigate the system and find the right therapist or care provider.
By the end of the day, our group had tackled some tough issues and had some fun during a memorable day!