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Concerned Black Men of Richmond Held 2019-2020 Orientation Meeting at Franklin Military Academy

October 27, 2019 by  
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October 20, 2019

 

Greetings all!

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond started the 2019/20 session with an orientation meeting on September 14th at Franklin Military Academy.  The history of the organization was given along with an introduction of the mentors in attendance.  We provided the parents and guardians with a summary of last year’s activities and a calendar for this session.  The mentees then introduced themselves and reviewed the code of conduct for the mentees. 

Orientation 2019

Last March, the Concerned Black Men of Richmond conducted a “Baseball Fundamentals” clinic with The Metropolitan Junior Baseball League.  They have a relationship with a baseball team in the Bahamas that was severely impacted by Hurricane Dorian and were conducting a supply drive at The Diamond on Arthur Ashe Boulevard.  We reached out to Coach Husband and asked for a list of the supplies that they were requesting.  The Concerned Black Men of Richmond donated several cases of peanut butter to assist them in their relief effort.   

Orientation 2019

Orientation 2019

We have some very exciting activities planned for the youth this session!  Thank each of you for your interest and support of the Concerned Black Men of Richmond.  You are making a difference in the lives of the youth that we serve and the community.

 

Sincerely,
Tim Mallory,
President CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond holds End of Year Cookout for Youth at Robinson’s Park

August 28, 2019 by  
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August 16, 2019

Greetings all!

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond concluded our 2018/19 session with an end of year cookout.  The activity was held on June 15th at Robinson’s Park in eastern Henrico.  There were numerous parents, donors, former and current mentees in attendance.  The boys always enjoy the opportunity to show off their athletic prowess on the basketball court and playground.

End of Year Cookout 2019

 

End of Year Cookout 2019

They have really bonded well with each other by the end of the session get along great!

We started the event by giving a summary of the activities that the Concerned Black Men provided this session. 

 

End of Year Cookout 2019

Next we highlighted the mentees achievements academically as well as extracurricular participation throughout the school year.

End of Year Cookout 2019

End of Year Cookout 2019

The mentees have really represented themselves well this year and were presented with a little cash from us as encouragement to continue to pursue excellence in all their endeavors.

The food was catered by Buzz & Ned’s Real Barbeque and was enjoyed by all.   

End of Year Cookout 2019

Allyson Dyche was there putting together a piece to be aired on NPR radio in the near future. We will keep you all posted as to the air date and time.

End of Year Cookout 2019

It is always good to get together with the parents to get their feedback on how the Concerned Black Men of RVA are impacting the mentees and to thank them for the opportunity to serve their loved ones.

The Concerned Black Men of RVA would like to thank each of you also for your interest and patronage of our organization.  You were instrumental in achieving our goals for the 2018-19 session.     We hope that you continue to support our efforts in the upcoming session and let others know about the great things that the Concerned Black Men of RVA are doing!

Sincerely,
Tim Mallory,
President CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond Holds Social Etiquette Class for Youth

June 14, 2019 by  
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June 9, 2019

 

Greetings all,

The Concerned Black Men of RVA held our “Social Etiquette: Doing it with class” activity on Saturday, May 25th.  As in the past, it was held at Ristorante La Grotta, a world class fine dining establishment in downtown Richmond.  The event was well attended even though we had to make a schedule change.  Everyone was on time, well dressed and had a great experience putting into practice what we covered earlier in the program.

La Grotta 2019

 The food and staff were great as usual and most of the boys knew what to expect.   They were presented with a four course meal with a choice of entrées consisting of Salmon topped with shrimp, Veal Scaloppini and Filet of Chicken.  For dessert there was cheesecake or chocolate ice cream.

 

La Grotta 2019

This event is a very important facet of our mission in exposing our youth to diverse cultures and enhancing life skills.

La Grotta 2019

La Grotta 2019

We presented Tony and Andrea Capece with a token of our appreciation for their continued support of the Concerned Back Men of RVA! They are truly special friends and their generosity is greatly impacting young men that we serve.

We would like to thank each of you for your patronage and interest in our organization as we come to the close of our program this year!  Your support enabled us to take the boys to Monticello, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and to the IMAX Theatre in the Science Museum!  The Concerned Black Men of RVA are looking forward to doing greater things next year and we hope that you will spread the word and continue to give assistance to us as we serve our youth.

 

Thank you again
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond conducts Part 1 of Etiquette Essentials with Youth

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May 8, 2019

 

Greetings all,

The Concerned Black Men of RVA conducted the “Etiquette Essentials” activity on Saturday, April 13.  It was conducted in the conference room of the 21 Building where our office is located and was well attended by the youth as well as mentors.  We started by going over what is expected of them while attending the fine dining activity at Ristorante La Grotta this month.  Most of the mentees in attendance have participated in the activity in the past and we asked them to share their past experience with the group.  Each of them had a different perspective and was able to expound on the importance of conducting themselves properly in a fine dining establishment.

 

Etiquette Pt1 2019

Etiquette Pt1 2019

This year we added a trip to the Science Museum of Virginia to see a movie in the Dome Theatre entitled “Wild Africa”.  This was a first time seeing an IMAX movie for a couple of the mentees and they really enjoyed the experience.

Etiquette Pt1 2019

Everyone had a great time during this activity and was very well behaved!

The Concerned Black Men of RVA cannot thank you all enough for your interest and support of our organization.  We strive to engage the mentees in activity that enhance their life skills and increases their intellectual curiosity.  Your support ensures that money will not be an impediment to our mission in caring for our youth.  By impacting the young men we impact the community and by impacting the community we impact the world.

Etiquette Pt1 2019

Sincerely,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond held Baseball Fundamentals activity with Youth

April 10, 2019 by  
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April 7, 2019

 

The Concerned Black Men of RVA held a “Baseball Fundamentals” on March 23rd.  It was produced by Tommy DeVaughn and conducted by Coaches Milton Parker and Darryl Husband from the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League a Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) affiliate.  The activity was held on the baseball field at Fairfield Middle School.

The coaches also brought 7 MJBL players with them to assist with instruction.

Baseball Fun 2019

Coach Parker explained how baseball can be a route to achieving a college education and that a few of the young men in attendance were already being recruited by Division 1 schools!

Next the boys warmed up by stretching and went through some basic instruction on throwing, catching and base running.

Baseball Fun 2019

Baseball Fun 2019

Baseball Fun 2019

A few of the mentees had their first real exposure to playing baseball.  The MJBL players were very patient with the youth; they were able to pick up some of the techniques quickly.

Everyone got a chance to participate with each of the fundamentals and really enjoyed themselves despite the cold breeze that persisted for the entire activity.

Baseball Fun 2019

Baseball Fun 2019

A few of the mentees showed some real aptitude for the game and caught the eye of the coaches.  They could not wait to get to the batting segment of the activity.

They soon found out that it is harder than it appears!

Baseball Fun 2019

Baseball Fun 2019

Everyone enjoyed themselves and learned a few things as well. 

Afterwards, the coaches expressed their appreciation for the effort put forth by all and reiterated how baseball is a great way to become a professional athlete.

Coach Husband shared an acronym for FAITH: Focus, Attitude, Integrity, Teamwork and Hustle.   

Baseball Fun 2019

Baseball Fun 2019

I would again like to thank Tommy DeVaughn for introducing us to Coaches, Milton Parker and Darryl Husband of the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League for putting on an outstanding event!

Also, I want to give a shout to Dominant, Darryl, Chase, Noah, Terrance and Rashaun for staying after their practice to teach our youth some basic fundamentals of the game of baseball.  

The Concerned Black Men of RVA would again thank each of you for your interest and contributions to our organization.  You play a major role in our mission to impact the youth that we serve with impactful activities to enhance their life skills and development. 

Thank you again!

 

Sincerely,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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