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The mission of the Manhood 101 Summit is to inform, inspire, and empower 8th grade Black males from Monroe Demonstration Academy, McLain 8th Grade Center, and KIPP Charter School that come from single-mom households.

Relevant and Practical Life Skills

We are recruiting 150 positive and stable men to help us inform, inspire, and empower our mentees during our annual Manhood 101 Conference. The conference is scheduled for Friday, October 27, 2017 from 8:00am-6:00pm. Lunch will be provided.

The mission of the Manhood 101 Summit is to inform, inspire, and empower 8th grade Black males from Monroe Demonstration Academy, McLain 8th Grade Center, and KIPP Charter School that come from single-mom households.

Through an interactive, application-based approach, Manhood 101 Summit goes beyond academic instruction and focuses on relevant and practical life skills critical to success in our society.

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KTUL TV: Local mentoring group shares important life lessons with kids without dads

The MVP Foundation, a local mentoring group, has taken it upon themselves to be father figures to African American kids without dads. The group teaches basic life skills about interacting with law enforcement.

“You have to fight for your life in a sense,” 16-year-old Dean Rae Sykes said. Sykes says even at a young age, the odds are stacked against him. “Yeah you don’t have a father and you are black, but you are smart and you still have people behind you,” he said.

Damario Solomon-Simmons is the co-founder of the MVP Foundation.”They learn how to tie a tie, how to shake a man’s hand, they learn how to use tools, how to interact with police,” Solomon-Simmons said.

Sykes says a case like the shooting death of Terence Crutcher is just another reason more kids just like him should be a part of this program. Learning skills that he says could save his life.

View The Video on KTUL

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