Safe Deposit Box

Where valuable life lessons are safely secured in the hearts & minds of youth and young adults.


“Because I had a MENTOR the life in the streets became a life of HOPE!”


Marvin B. Woodward

Safe Deposit Box Mentoring Program

November 11, 2015


My name is Marvin Woodward and I am one of the mentors for the Safe Deposit Mentoring program.  This program is designed to enrich the lives of young males ages 6-24.  I have the privilege of working with the young adults ages 18-24.  Our goal is to engage our young men in various topics and conversations inclusive of life skills such as job interviewing, handling conflict, as well as accountability and responsibility.

This program has allowed me to gain a better understanding of our youth.  It is easy to join society’s view of this generation as being disengaged, angry, and confrontational to name of few; but I have found that if you actually take the time to sit down with this group and engage with them in conversation, they do not represent the label that society has tried to imprint on them.  The Safe Deposit Box offers a place in which our young people can break away and reflect on their past, present, and future, and we as mentors see it as our responsibility to be transparent in doing the same reflection so that we can help influence them down a path of positivity and give warning to all paths of negativity. 

This program is a value-add to the many young men in Hartford county who are seeking an opportunity for growth, development and maturity.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email at [email protected]




Marvin B. Woodward


Safe Deposit Box Mentoring Program

Partnerships:                                                                           Sponsors/Donors:

Bank of America Junior Leaders                                             GenerationOn

South Congregational Church                                                  New Britain Municipal Employees CSA

The Sparrow Ministry of South Congregational                   Walmart

Mercy House (Faye Holmes)                                                    Roots & Shoots

Christ Temple COGIC                                                                C&S Wholesales

Grace Worship Center                                                               Stop & Shop

AI Prince Tech (Carpentry & Art)                                           Morning Star Christian Bookstore

Academy Di Capelli (East Hartford)                                      Ruth Woodward

American Institute West Hartford                                         Goodwin Tech

Northern CT Black Nurses Association                                 Lori Granato

Linda Guard                                                                                Peter Sheary     

SharpMarc (Edwin's Barber)                                                   Charlie & Janet Lenore

Shawn of Pro Shop                                                                     Dana O'Donnell

Pac of Pro Shop                                                                           Hartford's Camp Courant

Anastasha Campbell of Ace Cosmetology                              Leah Camby-Bingham

Our Piece of The Pie                                                                   Michelle Holmes Fountain

Elaine Hatcher                                                                             Pedro & Katiana Rios

New Britain ROOTS                                                                   Prime Time Auto Sales

                                                                                                        Smiles By Design

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yanet Domingues

                                A Special Thank You to Pastor Adam Soderberg, Milagros Navedo, Lou Diamonds, McKinley, Jessica Hinman

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