AGBM LOE2005

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Published on January 10, 2008

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Slide1:  AGBM A Good Black Man, Incorporated AGBM, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the life options for African American male youth WHAT IS AGBM.COM?:  WHAT IS AGBM.COM? Agoodblackman.com (AGBM.com) is an actual web site on The Internet. This site was conceived, designed, created and launched (and continues to be maintained) by author/entrepreneur, D. Anne Browne in response to the criticism, “there are no good black men.” The motivation behind the construction of this site is to first, silence the critics. Second, it is to provide a place on the planet for Black males to go where they will not be criticized unkindly, persecuted unjustly or judged unfairly. AGBM.com wants to hear about and from the countless numbers of Black males out there who have devoted their lives to building strong communities, families and relationships. We want to help those Black males who have positive messages to convey. So, if you have a funny, touching, thought provoking, positive story to tell about your brother, husband, son, friend or self, we want to hear it. We want to celebrate it. WHAT IS AGBM, INC.?:  WHAT IS AGBM, INC.? A Good Black Man, Incorporated is a non-profit organization committed to using technology (through its Legacy of Excellence Program) as a tool to help 11-13 year old African American males with developing a clear sense of their attributes, talents, goals and attitudes to enhance their self-image, self-esteem and character. Part of our mission is to develop an expansive collaboration of resources and information specific to uplifting, educating, honoring and empowering Black male youth. We strive to re-educate young Black males on the premise that of all the things you can shape, condition, develop, improve, enhance and strengthen, the most important is your mind by using The Internet and related technologies to: Enhance the educational experience of Legacy of Excellence Program participants. Help Black males define and achieve their goals. Help Black males gather critical information and gain insight. Provide Legacy of Excellence Program participants with a virtual forum for documenting the positive stories of their lives and communities. To provide a networking forum to offer support, an exchange of ideas, and a bonding between those with the same positive image of Black males. OUR MISSION:  OUR MISSION Our activities are designed to create a virtual safe haven void of the unkind criticism, persecution and degradation sadly too often seen in the media and society at large. Through our LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAM MODULES, we provide a variety of images, narratives and culturally relevant material that portrays Black males in positive roles and encourages Black males to cast themselves in such roles. We combine classroom activities with the utilization of www.agoodblackman.com as a vehicle for self-exploration and career exposure - allowing us to address some of the issues created by The Digital Divide. AGBM, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization whose mission is to enhance the life options for African American male youth and provide a global forum to dispel the myth that “there are no good Black men.” WE USE THE INTERNET AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES AS A TOOL TO HELP YOUNG BLACK MALES WITH DEVELOPING A CLEAR SENSE OF THEIR ATTRIBUTES, TALENTS, GOALS AND ATTITUDES IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THEIR SELF-IMAGE, SELF ESTEEM AND CHARACTER. HELP SUPPORT THIS VITAL INITIATIVE LOE SUMMER CAMP:  LOE SUMMER CAMP ABOUT THE LOE SUMMER CAMP The purpose of the Legacy of Excellence (LOE) summer programs offered is to help African American males with Developing a clear sense of their Attributes, talents, goals, and attitudes to enhance their self-image, self-esteem and build character. A Good Black Man, Inc. (AGBM) hopes that our learning modules will serve as yet another intervention strategy to help young people stay interested and engaged in the learning process. AGBM, Inc. provides nourishing, well-balanced and generous lunches for all campers. The mid-day break is a time when campers relax, meet with friends & share experiences. THE LOE CAMP CURRICULUM We have created two (2) learning modules to achieve our goals. The first, the AGBM Life Skills Module, was designed to help the child(ren) develop an individual plan self-improvement, and obtain skills for job searching, job retention and career management. The second, the Computer Literacy Training Module, makes use of technological tools such as personal computers and the AGBM, Inc. website (www.agoodblackman.com) to help camp participants develop an appreciation for the historical strength of the African American family as well as reflect the positive contributions of their families, friends and the community in which they live. The overall objective of the Life Skills Program Module is to help children develop a clear sense of their attributes, talents, goals, and attitudes to enhance their employability. In the process, we will assist them with creating individual plans for self-improvement, and obtain skills for job searching, job retention and career management. HOW CAN YOU HELP?:  HOW CAN YOU HELP? VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME MAKE A TAX- DEDUCTABLE CONTRIBUTION BECOME A MENTOR SPONSOR AN AGBM, INC. ACTIVITY We are trying our best to enhance the life-options and life-opportunities for hundreds of Black male youth in Baltimore where the dropout, incarceration and homicide rates for them are the highest in the country. AGBM, Inc. finds these outcomes unacceptable for our young men. So, we are resolved to do everything within our power to support and assist our young men by providing them with the resources and the information they need to improve both their personal lives and economic outcomes. We firmly believe that a partnership with you would serve as an effective and inspiring campaign to help save our male youth. We hope very much that you will be able to say, "yes" to this request and thank you in advance for your consideration. A Good Black Man, Inc. (AGBM) P.O. Box 692 Randallstown, MD 21133 410-637-5451 www.agoodblackman.com info@agoodblackman.com We strive to re-educate young males on the premise that of all the things you can shape, condition, develop, improve, enhance and strengthen, the most important is your mind. The AGBM Family:  The AGBM Family EXECUTIVE BOARD D. Anne Browne — President Richard Rowe — Vice President Darlene Green-Connor — Treasurer Zinah Brown — Secretary BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chenal Alford, II Avon Bellamy Carol Brooks Chris Hardy Pat Medley Derrell Owens Carolyn Payton Stan Stovall ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS Angela R. Carter (Core Concepts) Vesta Jackson-Crute (Speakers Corner Plus) De Lacy Davis (Black Cops Against Police Brutality) Stan Heuisler Vernon Simms Verna Squirrel (First Mariner Bank)

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