Tau Rho Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
2018 Passport To Manhood (Mentoring Program) University of Virginia – Campus Visit
Charlottesville, Virginia – On May 12, 2018 Tau Rho Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Passport To Manhood (funded by the Rappahannock Regional Uplift and Scholarship Foundation) performed a joint mentoring effort with the Fredericksburg, Virginia Links Incorporated Linking Youth To Excellence (LYTE) for a coordinated Boys & Girls Club event at the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville Virginia.
This event was the commencement of a five year collaborative partnership between Virginia Sports Properties, a division of Out-front Media Sports, on behalf of UVA Athletics for a strategic partnership to support the Virginia Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs. The objective is provide resources, shared values and to provide foundational principles at the core while dynamically reinforcing how eating right, keeping fit and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle.
Tau Rho Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 2018 Passport To Manhood (Mentoring Program) Participation In Re-enactment To Mark Peaceful March Following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 1968 Assassination
Fredericksburg, Virginia – On April 23, 2018 Tau Rho Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Passport To Manhood (funded by the Rappahannock Regional Uplift and Scholarship Foundation) performed a joint mentoring effort with the Fredericksburg, Virginia Links Incorporated Linking Youth To Excellence (LYTE) for a coordinated history lesson with the re-enactment to Mark the Peaceful March fifty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968.
This event was a collaborative effort by local churches and residents and provided a mentoring opportunity to our younger generation to continue our ancestor’s legacies.
Brother’s pictured left to right are; Antonio Samuel, Mark McLaurine, (Passport To Manhood Co-Lead), and Forrest Parker (Passport To Manhood Co-Lead and Fredericksburg Branch Boys & Girls Club of the Rappahannock Region Chief Professional Officer).
Since 1964, the Tau Rho Chapter has served the greater Fredericksburg area including the Northern Neck. For additional information on upcoming events and other initiatives supporting the community visit the website at www.taurhoques.org.
Fort Eustis, VA- The Brothers of Kappa Iota Iota Chapter hosted a Fatherhood Luncheon on May 5, 2018 at the Achievable Dream Middle and High School in Newport News. The luncheon is part of the chapter’s Young Men of Distinction (YMOD) Program which provides mentoring for young males as they transition from young boys to young men. The luncheon drew approximately 50 attendees, which included fathers and father figures in brothers from the chapter. Some of the topics covered under the program included but not limited to: College Campus Tours; Interacting with the Police; Proper Mannerisms, Growing into Manhood; Financial Preparation and Readiness and a host of other topics aimed at producing young men which can make significant contributions to society. The YMOD program is chaired by Brother Lloyd McKeithan and Brother Richard Howell. Under their leadership, the program has grown from approximately 15 young men to more than 50 to date.
Greetings Brothers of the Third District,
In remembering the words of Langston Hughes, life is definitely not a crystal stair for Black Men in this country. However, the recent months (and years) have made it keenly aware of the numbers of Black Fathers who have been taken from their families far too soon. Whether by gun violence, police brutality or the carceral state, there are far too many families growing up without a father present in their lives.
There are clearly institutional and structural forces in this country that are removing Black men from their homes and communities. How can we curb this tide and build holistic communities? I don’t have the answers, but I do know there are groups across the country working to strengthen Black male relationships, confidence and mental health. For those interested in learning and doing more, the work of Brother Fairchild and the Fatherhood Initiative are helping to change this statistic. So, as we move forward into the latter half of 2018, I hope we can commit ourselves to learning and doing more to support Black men and youth in this country.
So, to all the Dads out there, it is my genuine hope that you know you are loved and appreciated by so many people, even if you only have an old tie as proof.
On behalf of the Third District Executive Council, I wish you all a Happy Father's Day...
Brother Kevin Brown
Fairfax, VA -- The Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., with the support of the Gum Springs Community Center, is actively engaged in the “Man UP” Mentoring program.
The purpose of the program is to pursue better educational attainment, professional development, and behavior management for the youth of Fairfax County, as they grow into manhood.
On Wednesday April 25th, The Man Up Mentoring Program lead by Brothers Eric Twiggs, W.J. Williams, Brad Caldwell, Antonio Coleman, and Hector Sheppard, taught the mentees how to tie a tie. When the session began, seven of the eight mentees had never tied a tie before. By the end, each young man was able to tie his own tie without any assistance from the Brothers!
Submitted by: Bro. Eric Twiggs
Fairfax, VA – On April 28, 2018, the Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was honored by the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services for their “Man UP” Mentoring Program at the Warterford Hotel in Fairfax, VA. We were awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for the Development of Community Programs at the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.
The purpose of the “Man Up” Mentoring Program is to pursue better educational attainment, professional development, and behavior management for the youth of Fairfax County, as they grow into manhood. The program is administered with a partnership of the Gum Springs Community Center located in Alexandria, VA.
Each month has a theme that each session will be based on. Student sessions have also been incorporated into the program, where students work on their homework and get tutoring for subjects that they need help in. The mentoring sessions take place every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30pm. The Chapter has organized weekly sessions which have included presentations from police officers, software developers, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders. As a result of the mentoring sessions as well as the study sessions, Brothers have noticed positive improvements in several of the mentees personal conduct, attitude, behavior, and
The Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter continues to build bridges for the young men of Fairfax County!
Submitted by: Bro. W.J. Williams, Jr. (1-2001-XZ)
Alpha Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. &
The Omega Foundation Golf Committee
27th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
Date: Sat. June 23, 2018 (Hampton Jazz Festival Weekend)
Location: The Hamptons Golf Course (320 Butler Farm Rd, Hampton, VA 23666)