1p - 2.30p
Afternoon Breakout Focus Sessions
Breakout #1 Weekend Retreat for Young Men, the "Out of the Hood Expereince." Planning a retreat/travel trip for youth and mentor facilitators for months of July & November 2023. Retreat agenda would include segments for mental wellness, rites of passage and cultural pride, and mediation.
Breakout #2 Independent Small Business Start Up, Mobile Healthy + Other Possibilities. To discuss and solidly identify an area for a (ungoverned, independently run) small business startup venture that would employ returhing citizens primarily. Requirement upon entry of hiring would be a mandatory 6-week profesisonal training consisting of 3 areas: Interviewing and etiquette / anger management and confilict resolution / employee rights.
Breakout #3 Organized Sports Team. Could this happen in Parkside? Could we consider pulling together a small team who would be dedicated to oranizing 1 community sports initiative which might include traditional basketball, football, softball, volleyball as well as rowing, polo/riding, tennis, chess team?
To provide a space for retreat that facilitates reflection on how to best address issues of concern for Black Men, such as violence prevention, mental health, youth mentorship, safe corridors, walkability, and more.
This foundational event will serve to provide attendees with the necessary tools to return to their communities and implement immediate action initiatives and programs. It is intended to assist in developing a network of Black Men to work within their immediate neighborhoods to guide, support, and offer outlets for others through the process of workshops, thought sessions, and imagining creative strategies to build bridges of success through securing action-based initiatives. Black Men of all ages are invited to attend.
September 24, 2022