Friday, October 12, 2012

Virginia Beach Mentor Program opening for new young males

Accepting new youth we will mentor on 10/13/12

2012-2013 Golden Year Kick-Off ! 10/13/2012

Interested in enrolling your son / male child in The Golden Fold ?
Interested in becoming a community mentor for The Golden Fold ?
BE THERE ON Saturday 10/13/2012
10/13/12 - 10:00 am - Room E-121, Lynnhaven Building, Virginia Beach, Tidewater Community College
Contact: thegoldenfold @ yahoo (dot) com or call 757-401-1240.

We open our doors for the 2012-2013 program year (Golden Year) on 10/13/2012 at 10:00 am with our Annual Kick-Off !. At that time we will have an On Boarding session and take in new Young Leader participants. If you wish to enroll then attend the Kick Off, complete the application, and all applicants will be considered and approvals for participation will be provided within seven days of the application submission. We regret that we are limited to the participation of 20 Young Leaders:

The Golden Fold is a Joint Mentoring venture involving Gamma Xi Ques, The S.A.A.B. Program of T.C.C., and The Man-Up Connection (Men in the community who become involved). The Golden Fold serves youth in grades 6 through 12 by providing a (currently) Free Leadership Development program with a S.T.R.EA.M. Curriculum. The young men that are participants in The Golden Fold are called "Young Leaders" or YL.

The term 'Golden Fold' represents a valued (Golden) brotherhood (fold). Gamma Xi will provide over-sight mentors from their chapter to support the activities. The S.A.A.B. Are the direct mentors provide direct community mentors, marketing activities, and programming and administration support, The Man-Up Connection will provide business and political connections to support the activities of the movement.
Our movement follows a Leadership S.T.R.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Attendance, Mathematics). During our sessions the Young Leaders (mentees) will be exposed to presentations and experiences that focus upon Science, Technology, and Engineering. Upon entry will test each YL in the areas of reading and math. If it is found that they have a deficiency in either of these areas we will refer them to receive tutoring from an organization we are affiliated with. We will also monitor their Attendance via their school's guidance department. One of our Program staff will provide interventions to provide support to the YL to improve their attendance if needed.

Our Model
The Golden Fold meets the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and will normally follow our Bond/Guide/Build model:
10:00 – 10:30 Arrival, Bonding, YLs and Mentors meet and interact socially
10:30 – 11:15 Guidance given by one or two presentations based on the S.T.R.E.A.M. Curriculum or   Leadership Lamplights
11:15 – 11:55 Building group activities and or group discussions led by staff based upon presentations
11:55 Announcements and Dismissal
Our mentors are not assigned specifically to any YL. Over a series of sessions each YLs should have an opportunity to interact with most of the mentors, providing an opportunity for a YL to develop friendship with preferred mentors. They will have an opportunity to interact with their preferred mentors during the bonding period which is normally a part of a session. 
Interactions with YLs during the bonding period will only occur in the presence and with the guidance of other mentors. Interactions between our mentors and YLs outside of our activities is not necessarily encouraged, nor is it the intent of the program. The Golden Fold mentors are instructed to avoid creating or facilitating intentional out-of-program meetings with the YLs. Mentors will not be permitted to transport or to take possession/charge/custody of YLs in the program with the exception of our community escorts who escort the Yls from the targeted neighborhoods as scheduled.

The Golden Fold Mentor Movement serves youth (males aged 6th grade through 12th grade) and undergraduate college men by providing Leadership focused seminar based Big-Brother-type activities in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We employ a Bonding-Presentation-Guidance model. Contact: thegoldenfold @ yahoo (dot) com or call 757-401-1240. The Golden Fold is a "Brothers and Others" Community Improvement activity of the Gamma Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi and an Social Action project of the Men of S.A.B.B. of  Virginia Beach's Tidewater Community College. We accept new participants twice a year. We meet the 2nd & 4th Saturday Monthly from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Tidewater Community College's Virginia Beach Campus in room E-121 of the Lynnhaven Building.

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