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Concerned Black Men of Richmond holds ‘Improve Your Speaking’ activity at Franklin Miltary Academy

February 10, 2018 by  
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January 29, 2018

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond VA  are excited to kick off 2018!  We started with our “Improve Your Speaking” activity at Franklin Military Academy.  The activity was coordinated by Mark Robinson with the RVA chapter of the “Toastmasters”.  There were 11 mentees and 8 mentors in attendance. 

Stacy Taylor of the Richmond Toastmasters started the event with a review of some accepted techniques for proper public speaking. 

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Next, Mark Robinson elaborated on “LPR”, (listen, pause and respond); a technique for answering questions.

After a brief discussion, the mentees were required to draw a question from a bag and use the “LPR” technique to answer the question.  They were required to have an introduction, 3 points and a conclusion.  We started with volunteers and then called on each of the rest to apply what we discussed.

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Each of the mentees met the requirements and most answered their first selection pulled from the bag!

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Not to be out done, the mentors demonstrated their speaking prowess as well.  It was a great experience for all!

 

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Each month the Concerned Black Men of Richmond VA attempts to provide the youth corp with activities that will enhance their development into productive citizens.  We thank you for your contributions to our organization and trust that each of you knows how much it is appreciated!

 

Sincerely,
Tim Mallory, President CBM-RVA

Public Speaking 2018

 

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond and Youth Tour the VA State Capitol

December 10, 2017 by  
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December 5, 2017

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond took a tour of the VA State Capitol on November 18th. The tour was coordinated through the office of Delegate Jennifer McClellan.

We started with a tour of the capitol grounds.   There are many monuments on the grounds that our youth corps had never seen such as the Washington Equestrian Monument, the General Thomas J. Jackson statue and the Civil Rights Memorial.

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we entered the underground extension on Bank St and were met by our tour guide Mr. Swisher. He has extensive knowledge of the history of the capitol as well as US History. We saw many statues, paintings and sculptures throughout the capitol.

Capital Tour 2017

Mr. Swisher

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The guided portion of the tour ended in the General Assembly.  Mr. Swisher demonstrated how votes are cast from the desks, the qualifications and various roles that pages play.  The youth were then allowed to take the seats at the podium.

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we went to the 3rd floor and viewed the portraits of each governor of Virginia. 

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We left the capitol grounds and visited the Maggie Walker and Bill Bojangles Robinson statues.

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The boys were well behaved and asked many questions throughout the day!

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The boys had a great time and actually learned a few things! Thank each of you for your support and interest in the Concerned Black Men of Richmond.  We will continue in “Caring for our Youth”.

Sincerely,
Timothy Mallory
President, CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men, Richmond Holds Manners Session Featuring Elizabeth Kirven

November 10, 2017 by  
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November 6, 2017

Greetings and salutations!!

We are excited about the “Kick Off” of our new mentoring sessions which started last month.  Our first session started with an in depth discussion on manners.  The topic, entitled “Manners, Where Have They Gone?” was coordinated by our Past President, Wayne Rachel, Sr. This event was held at the 4th Police Precinct in Richmond and featured Ms. Elizabeth Kirven with the Corvel Corporation in Richmond, Virginia.

Manners 2017

There were 8 mentees and 7 mentors that participated.  It was an interactive program where we engaged the youth on the important role that proper manners will play in their lives.  They were required to speak as well as write about how they could be impacted utilizing the techniques discussed.

Manners 2017

Manners 2017

 

Manners 2017

 

Again we would like to thank each person and organization that contributed to the Concerned Black Men of Richmond, Inc.  Your contributions have been instrumental in ensuring that we can continue to provide programs to young men in the Richmond area.  We hope we can count on your patronage in the future.

 

Sincerely,
Tim Mallory
President, CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men, Richmond attends the 29th Annual 2nd Street Festival 2017

October 25, 2017 by  
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October 23, 2017


The Concerned Black Men, Richmond Chapter, attended the 29th Annual 2nd Street Festival held on October 7-8, 2017  in the Historic Jackson Ward Community.  This festival celebrates the rich history and culture of Jackson Ward and it is a veritable Who’s Who in  Art’s,  Politics, and  Social entities throughout central Virginia. We welcomed the opportunity to inform the local community about our mentoring program for our youth.   The interaction with many city and state officials such as Chief Alfred Durham, Senator Jennifer McClellan, Delegate Delores McQuinn, among many others that are campaigning for state offices was  great exposure for our chapter.  There was also a strong interest in mentoring shown by many as well as parents wanting mentoring for their children.

The 2nd Street Festival has provided The Concerned Black Men of Richmond with excellent exposure for a number of years and we hope the relationship will continue for years to come.

2nd Street 2017

TC informs festival goers about CBM.

2nd Street 2017

Delegate Delores McQuinn with CBM members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Street 2017

“Caring for our youth”

 

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Thank You CBM Sponsors and Supporters

September 21, 2017 by  
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Concerned Black Men of Richmond, VA, Inc.

P.O Box 4747

Richmond, Virginia 23220

www.cbmrichmondva.org

 

September 20, 2017

 

Dear Fellow Sponsors and Supporters of CBM:

We are excited to begin our new session for 2017-2018 and would like to thank each person who contributed to the success of our program.

This past summer, three of our youth, graduated from high school and elected to go on to college!  We are excited and proud of the choices they have made to pursue higher education.  

CBM actually had the privilege of mentoring two of these young men since the 5th grade and we are delighted that we were able to help stimulate them culturally, academically, and socially.

Ramone Jeffers graduated from Garner Magnet High School in Raleigh, NC. He is attending North Carolina Central University majoring in Sports Medicine.

Torian Jones graduated from Richmond Community High School. He is attending Old Dominion University majoring in English.

Timothy Banks graduated from Franklin Military Academy.  He is attending Virginia State University majoring in Mass Communication.

 

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All of these young men exemplify what we are trying to accomplish with our programs.  Thank you all for your contributions through participation and or monetary donations.  We hope that The Concerned Black Men of Richmond can count on each of you for continued support.  You are providing an invaluable service to the community and the world.

 

Sincerely,

Tim Mallory
CBMRVA President

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