Isn’t it good to know that women inspire human development part II ?

Ashley, Bill & JalisaAs an adult male mentor for Osiris Organization we’ve mentored hundreds of young boys.  I immensely enjoy doing whatever I can to assist boys to positive manhood.

There is something unique about mentoring young women. I can see the greatness in them.

They are appreciative of the small things you do for them.  Awarding them their scholarships and hearing them speak of their appreciation was inspiring.


“Mr. Roddy, we can’t tell you how much we appreciate your scholarship support.  We enjoyed being a part of your program and will always cherish our experience being a part of it.”

~ Youth Scholarship Recipients

These two young women are successful right now, today. And I believe they will go on to accomplish much in life.

Wouldn’t you agree? Do we realize the importance of inspiring young women to go after their dreams?


Isn’t it good to know that women inspire human development Part I ?

Men honoring the dedication women demonstrate as mentors.

Bill & Neda-Project Diva

“Mr. Roddy, we definitely want to use Manhood From the Hood and its workbook again for our upcoming literacy session.  Our girls need to see men like you who walk the talk and are an example to our young ladies.” ~ Neda Kellogg-Washington

“Mr. Roddy, thanks for reaching out to support us. I’ve just accepted this new position as Executive Director of Beyond Walls Squash. We have a literacy program and would love to use Manhood From the Hood and its workbook as relevant reading material for our youth.  Would you be available to meet with them after they read your book?”  ~ Jazmin Danielson

Bill Roddy & Jazmin Danielson





“Hey Mr. Roddy, I’ve read Manhood From the Hood. I think it would be a great fit for our young boys basketball team.  I know they will love reading Manhood From the Hood as I did.  We’ll love to add it to our life skills program. Will you be able to meet with them after they read it?” ~ Crystal Flint //

Crystal Flint-Basketball Innovation Group & Bill



Being a mentor for many years I’ve always been inspired by the dedication of the women. They are great mothers, spouses, coaches, mentors, counselors and great friends to many!

Wouldn’t you rather see a sermon in motion rather than hearing one?  Watch a loving woman in Action!

College sports and defining moments

Coach Tauer & Bill Roddy

Coach John Tauer & Bill Roddy

What was a defining moment in your life as a young man?

For me, it was my freshman year in college.  I felt frustrated adapting to a new environment, the demands of playing  varsity basketball and the academic demands of a division III private university. It was during those difficult times as a freshman when alumni reached out to help with my transition.  John “Lew” Morin, a basketball alumni, spent countless hours riding to and from games talking to me about life–older, more experienced man lifting up a young man intent on making his way through college and life!

Bill, I know it frustrating adapting to a new environment.  You have a wonderful opportunity to get a great education, develop life-long relationships with other students from all corners of the world and to represent the university.”  ~ John “Lew” Morin

Coach Fritz, Bill

Coach Steve Fritz, Bill Roddy & John “Lew” Morin

This week I received the 2014 Basketball Alumni of The Year from the University of St. Thomas.  This award invoked memories that I cherish. Coaches and other basketball alumni mentored me. Now I find myself being honored. However, I feel most honored in my current role as a mentor for several current University of St. Thomas basketball team members!

Thanks Coach Fritz, Coach John Tauer and Marcus Alipate for being in my life!

Marcus A. & Bill Roddy

Wouldn’t you agree that one of most important things we take from college are the life-long relationship we develop?


Couldn’t relevant stories be used to inspire youth to enjoy reading?

Romeo Academy Youth

ROMEO Preparatory Academy for Boys, Paris Texas

125sqMFTHbookWhile writing my memoir, Manhood From the Hood, I experienced emotions most memoir writers experience.  How will my story benefit others? Will others relate? There were a multitude of internal directed questions I had to face as a new writer.

One inspirational comment came from a youth I’m mentoring:

“Mr. Roddy, I enjoyed reading your book.  I learn so much more about you and how you were raised.  I was able to relate to all of your stories. I liked your honesty when you shared meeting your biological father for the first time. So many of us young men still struggle with this aspect of our lives. Why don’t you try to see if schools would consider using your book?”


Manhood From the Hood has received praise from ROMEO Preparatory Academy for Boys in Paris, Texas under the leadership of David DeWayne Barker, to inspire youth to the value of literacy, reading relevant stories that reflect their lives.


Couldn’t hundreds or thousands  more youth be inspired to value literacy while reading relevant life stories?