Concerned Black Men of Richmond Addresses The Dangers of Drug Use with Youth at Franklin Military Academy

December 15, 2023 by  
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November 27,2023

Greetings all.

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond conducted our 2nd activity of this session on November 18th at Franklin Military Academy.

Due to a recent incident where 4 RVA high school students were hospitalized after ingesting edibles, “The Dangers of Drug Use” was the topic of discussion. It was led by William Nelson, a MCV employee as well as a RVA policeman. Mr. Nelson offered a unique perspective in that he has extensive knowledge of both the medical and legal ramifications of drug use.

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There were 14 very attentive young men that attended the activity. They were given detailed information on the various types of drugs, legal as well as recreational types and their effects. It was a lively discussion because of the nature of the subject.

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We also took the time to go over the “CBM Grade Challenge.” This is a step-by-step proven strategy on how to be an advocate to bring a grade up in a specific subject.  One of the veteran mentees shared his experience in implementing the steps to improve his grade last year.

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The Concerned Black Men of Richmond are working diligently to provide impactful activities that motivate the young men to do their best in all of their endeavors. We are building our program back to a per-pandemic level.

Thanks to each of the mentors and each of you for your interest and assistance in providing quality programs for the young men in our community. It means the world to our youth and the community we serve.


Timothy Mallory,
President CBM-RVA

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