After a fine dinner at Geoffrey's Inner Circle there was a presentation by the three programs followed by a lot of group discussions and camaraderie. This was a great first step in including Parents as a partner in our combined program to give our students support from all parts of their community. Lamar Hancock, the teacher of the AAMA Manhood Development Class, announce another Parent Dinner on Thursday, February 23 at Oakland Tech at 6:00 PM. It will be a pot luck. We will all be there to continue building our partnerships.
Aspire and Achieve announced plans for a writing workshop in March as well as taking our students to visit the Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco on March 30. AAMA also announced visits to Cal Berkeley and Skyline College. 100 Black Men also announced planned outings and continued mentoring.
Also 100 Black Men and Aspire and Achieve are making grant proposals for funding to extend our programs to three high schools and six middle schools. If we get the funding we can provide support our students year round. Please keep these proposals and ideas in your prayers.
|Ricky Jackson, now in college, spoke to the families about the help and support he received from our programs, Sitting next to him is Ahmad Marry|
|English and History Tutor, Thomas Demerath speaking about his working with Ahmad|
|Our wonderful server and Chicago Bulls fan, Diansio|
|The Geoffrey of Geoffrey's Inner Circle. It is through his generosity and loyalty to LABC and 100 Black Men that allowed us to have a great space with delicious food and friendly service.|
|Tiffany works on filling out Parent Survey|
|100 Black Men member, Phillip Barnett, welcomes the parents and students, and talks to them about the combined partnership of 100 Black Men, Aspire and Achieve, and African American Male Achievement and how we work together to help our Kings. .|
|Pastor Allison, seated next to Kedar, was there talking to parents and students. Throughout the evening we all spoke to the parents about our goals and how their support makes a big difference in helping their sons succeed|