"Safe Zone"

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

6:00pm-7:30pm

Session focus is on things we do that will or will not bring positive results in ones life.  Inform mentees on what resources are available when they need help and how to take advantage of them,  Placing heavy emphasis on consequences, comparisons, and results.

Cancelled


​"Endurance is Key to Our Longevity"

Thursday, January 17, 2019​

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

6:30-8:00pm

Session focus is to build our young men sense of humility, and increase their endurance.  They will participate in an aerobic session and it will require bringing a towel and athletic clothing to work out in.

Success come by being able to endure setbacks, hurdles, unusual circumstances and having the ability to endure the process.



"Giving in the Spirit"

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

6:30pm-8:00pm

Mentoring session is to focus on the need to be a giver; to give with a kind heart.   Getting young men into the habit of giving; to learn that giving is generally reciprocated; and to understand that giving builds character. 


"God's Will"

Thursday, October 27, 2016

6:30pm-8:00pm

Our session will focus on having faith.  Believing our current circumstances do not dictate our future.  Learning to be positive and to  believe amongst all, that through prayer; faith; and our efforts, God's Will shall prevail.


New Chesapeake Men for Progress Education Foundation Male Scholarship Breakfast

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 9:00am-11:00am

Chesapeake Conference Center

700 Conference Center Dr., Chesapeake VA 23320

Ground Zero Development will sponsor 10 young men attending the breakfast


"Family Dude"

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

1:30pm-3:00pm

Ground Zero's version of Family Feud.  A change to test our young men knowledge as it relates to family and everyday living.  A little fun while indirectly focusing on gained and applied knowledge.

"Giving in the Spirit"

Saturday, September 29, 2018

1:30pm-3:00pm

Mentoring session is to focus on the need to be a giver; to give with a kind heart.  Getting young men into the habit of giving; to learn that giving is generally reciprocated; and to understand that giving builds character.


"Team Up! Communities and Law Enforcement"

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Chesapeake City Park

12:00pm-4:00pm

It's an afternoon in the park where the community and law enforcement come together to play games; get acquainted; eat and build upon their relationship.  Games include corn hole toss, football toss, basketball shootout, volleyball, tug of war, and three legged races.


Overcoming Unexpected Obstacles

Youth Conference 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021, Virtual

10:00am - 12:30pm

Conference is for boys and girls ages 12-19 as well as parents.  Conference includes a general assembly followed by two workshops for students and two workshops for parents.  

"It's Okay to Get an A"

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

6:00pm-7:30pm

Session shares that getting an A represents knowledge, positive study habits, sacrifices, and a competitive spirit.  There is also the A one has from Achievements that must be discussed.




"If Only I Knew Better"

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

6:30pm-8:00pm

Session focus is on the business world: becoming entrepreneurs; building wealth; where our focus and alliance should be.  It's all about mentality, sacrifices, and preparation.

"Treat Her Like a Lady"

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

session focuses on sharing with young males on how to treat ladies, girls and females; speaks on traditional and modern day views of how women are treated and how men should behave in their presence.

"Teamwork: Bigger, Faster, Smarter"

Thursday, January 28, 2016,  6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road, Chesapeake

Session focus is on the need for teamwork.  Helping our youth understand working together; uniting; and the ability to lead and also the ability to follow as factors of teamwork.

"It's Okay to Get an A"

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center 2019 Windy Rd.

Session shares that getting an A represents knowledge, positive study habits, sacrifice, and a competitive spirit.  There is also the A one has for Achievements that must be discussed.

"What's in Your Future"

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Zoom Virtual Mentoring Session

1:30pm

Helping our youth to understand that they are in the driver's seat and can help determine their future.  You present status does not necessarily dictate your future.


"You are no Friend of Mine"

Saturday, February 25, 2017

1:30pm-3:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Session for young men ages 12 and up.  We will talk to our young men about selecting their friends wisely and to stay clear of gang involvement and negative people.

"If Only I Knew Better"

Saturday, December 17, 2016

1:30pm-3:00pm

Focus is to mentor young men 12 and up on the business world.  How to become entrepreneurs; to build wealth; and where ones focus and alliances should be.  It is all about mentality, sacrifices, and preparation.


"Small Talk"

Thursday, July 20, 2017

6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Session focus is to get young men accustomed to having small conversations with adults and not feel intimidated and uncomfortable.


"Giving in the Spirit"

Thursday, November 17, 2016

6:30pm-8:00pm

Mentoring session focus is to mentor on the need to be a giver; to give with a kind heart.  Getting young men into the habit of giving; to learn that giving is generally reciprocated; and to understand that giving builds character.

"Meeting of the Minds"

Saturday, December 19,2020, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Session focus is to bring parents, mentors, and mentees together to have a meeting of the minds.  What are the expectations of one another and how we can best meet the needs of our young men. A time of expressions, explanations, and commitment.


"Why Education?"

Saturday, June 19, 2021, Virtual

1:30pm-3:00pm

Discussion on education being our foundation and to always be learning.  What's essential; communication, preparation, privilege, and advancement.

"Team Up! Communities and Law Enforcement"

Saturday, October 22, 2016

8:30am-1:00pm

A come together day when the community and law enforcement will fellowship through having a cookout, playing games of volleyball, corn hole toss, three legged relay races, basketball shootouts, and music.  Having fun while bridging the gap!

"Small Talk"

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Zoom Virtual Meeting Session

6:30pm

Session is to get young men accustomed to having conversations with adults about current events to include school, family, education, economics, humanity, etcetera.



"Breaking the Invisible Chains"

Thursday, June 15, 2017

6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Session focus is to share with young men ages 12 and up

to free themselves of bad habits; to focus on being progressive individuals; and not letting obstacles prevent them from being successful


"Complacency is not an Option"

Ground Zero Development Youth Conference

Saturday, April 6, 2019

8:30am-2:00pm

New Galilee Baptist Church, 1765 S. Military Hwy., Chesapeake, VA

This youth conference is for boys and girls ages 12 and up.  Our focus is to have workshops that will address concerns, development, and life skills for students in attendance.  We will also have workshops for parents to attend as well.  Register now online as we want this event to be registration SOLD OUT!

Endurance is Key to Our Longevity II"

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

1:30-3:00pm

The session is a follow up to the previous session with a similar aerobic exercise.  The difference is we will have participants contrast and compare how the video relates to life and their lives.  

P.S. Don't forget to wear gym sweats or shorts along with sneakers and bring  a towel to dry off.


"Safe Zone"

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

6:30pm-8:00pm

Session focus is on  things we do that will or will not bring positive results in ones life.  Inform mentees on what resources are available and how to take advantage of them.  Placing heavy emphasis on consequences, comparisons, and results.

"Endurance is Key to Our Longevity II"

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center 2019 Windy Rd.

Session focus is to build our young men sense of humility, and increase their endurance.  We will do this by having them participate in an aerobics session where they will build their endurance, confidence, and humility by doing something they are uncomfortable with.  In Part II we will conclude with the participants contrasting and comparing how the video  experience relates to life and to their lives.

Cancelled

"Teamwork: Bigger, Faster, Smarter"

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

6:30pm-8:00pm

Session focus is on the need for teamwork.  Helping our youth understand working together; uniting; and the ability to lead and also the ability to follow as factors of teamwork.


"Financially Changing the Mindset"

Saturday, February 20, 2021, Virtual

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session is to share with our young males financial concepts that would make them look at their earnings differently and make them better stewards of their money.


"Safe Zone"

Thursday, September 28, 2017

6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Session focus is on things we do that will or will not bring positive results in ones life.  Inform mentees on what resources are available and how to take advantage of them.  Placing heavy emphasis on consequences, comparisons, and results.

"How Money Work: Being Ahead in the Game"

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Zoom Virtual Mentoring Session

1:00pm

Giving our young men an early start on money management; the strength and leverage of money; and the impact of financial decisions.

​"Financially Changing the Mindset"

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session is to share with our young males financial concepts that would make them look at their earnings differently and make them better stewards of their money.

"Vision Board"

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

1:00pm-3:00pm

An opportunity for our mentees to put to paper the dream, goals, and aspirations.  When you can physically see it you have a constant reminder to reach for it.  Teaching through vision, to look beyond today.

​"I am my Brother's Keeper"

Saturday, January 16, 2021, Virtual

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session focus is on self-esteem; self-worth; being responsible; and holding peers responsible.

"Small Talk"

Saturday, March 18, 2017

1:30pm-3:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Session focus is to get young men accustomed to having small conversations with adults and not feel intimated or uncomfortable.

"Giving in the Spirit"

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Zoom Virtual Meeting Session

1:30pm

Mentoring session is to focus on the need to be a giver; to give with a kind heart.  Getting young men into the habit of giving; to learn that giving is generally reciprocated; and to understand that giving builds character.

"If Only I Knew Better"

Thursday, August 3, 2017

6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Session Focus is on the business world; becoming entrepreneurs, building wealth; where our focus and alliance should be.  It's all about mentality, sacrifices, and preparation.


"Color Blind"

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session is geared to help young men between the ages of 12-19 to not judge people because of the color of their skin but by the content of their character.  Learning to like and love based upon building relationships, understanding diversification, and accepting differences.

​"Finances Fuels Our Future"

Saturday, January 23, 2021, Virtual

1:30pm-3:00pm

We will talk about the value of money, setting goals to maintain ones livelihood, budgeting, and other basic steps in handling money to include maintaining employment.

"The Expectation of an Athlete"

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

1:30pm-3:00pm

Our objective is to share with young males what they should gain from participating in sports: what they will get; what they must do to compete; and the expectations and experiences that are life changing.   

"Practice Promotes Productivity"

Thursday, May 25, 2017

6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Focus is to show the power of practice, persistence, and planning. To achieve everything one must work towards their accomplishments.

"If Only I Knew Better"

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session focus is on the business world: becoming entrepreneurs; building wealth; where our focus and alliance should be.  It's all about menta;ity, sacrifices, and preparation.

"Expectations: Holding us to a Higher Level"

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Zoom Virtual Mentoring Session

1:30pm

Teaching our young men the meaning of expectations.  To understand there are rules and how to live up to expectations.  To understand that relationships come with expectations and how expectations affect your character.


"Boy Meets Girl"

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

1:30pm-3:00pm

​Session focus is to share with young men ages 12 and up the subject of relationships. Sensitive subjects like abstinence; exploratory teenage behaviors; sexual conduct; responsibility; and consequences of teenage pregnancies.  You got to have that conversation.

"Writing in 2017: A Workshop for Students"

Saturday, January 28, 2017

12:30pm-2:00pm

Facilitated by MAYA Publications

Focus is to help our young males 12 and up learn proven techniques: improve school writing; prep for SAT/SOLs; writing and technology; writing for a career; and writing for fun and $$$.

"Finances Fuels Our Future"

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

1:30pm-3:00pm

We will talk about the value of money, setting goals to maintain ones livelihood, budgeting, and other basic steps in handling money to include maintaining employment.



"Practice Promotes Productivity"

Saturday, March 6, 2021, Virtual

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session will share with young men the power of practice; planning; and persistence.  To achieve anything, one must work towards accomplishments.



"Team Up! Communities and Law Enforcement"

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Drive

12:00pm-4:00pm

A time to bring the community and law enforcement together to bond.  Cookout, games, and music. Ages 12 and up

$15 Attendance Cost

"It's Okay to Get an A"

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Zoom Virtual Meeting Session

  1:30pm

Session shares that getting an A represents knowledge, positive study habits, sacrifices, and a competitive spirit.  There is also the A one has from Achievements that must be discussed.

"Finances Fuels Our Future"

Thursday, March 23, 2017

6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

We will talk about the value of money, setting goals to maintain ones livelihood, budgeting, and other basic steps in handling money to include maintaining employment.

​"Practice Promotes Productivity"

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

6:00pm-7:30pm

Session will share with young men the power of practice; planning; and persistence.  To achieve anything, one must work towards accomplishments.

"Breaking the Invisible Chains"

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session focus is to share with young men ages 12 and up to free themselves of bad habits; to focus on being progressive individuals; and not letting obstacles prevent them from being successful.

"God's Will"

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

​1:30-3:00pm

Our session will focus on having faith.  Believing our current circumstances do not dictate our future.  

Learning to be positive and to believe among all, that through prayer; faith; and our efforts, God's will shall prevail.

"Focus on Our Future"

Youth Conference 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

8:30am-2:00pm

Crestwood Intermediate School, 1240 Great Bridge Blvd, Chesapeake VA 23320

This youth conference is for boys and girls ages 12 and up. Our focus is to have workshops that will address concerns, development, and life skills for students in attendance.  We will also have some workshops for parents attending as well.  stay tuned for more details.

"Who are You?"

Thursday, July 27, 2017

6:00pm-7:30pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Session focus is for young men to assess who the are.  What is good and bad about them; what are their weaknesses and strengths; and how to bring about changes.


"The Expectations of an Athlete" 

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Our objective is to share with young males what the should want to gain from participating in sports; what they will get; what they must do to compete; and the expectations and experiences that are life changing.

"I am my Brother's Keeper"

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session focus is on self-esteem; self-worth; being responsible; and holding their peers responsible.


"Steps for a Better Financial Future"

Saturday, May 15, 2021, Virtual

1:30pm-3:00pm

Focus of session is to share with mentees the value of money and how it works.  Making financial decisions that can impact their future.

"Endurance is Key to Our Longevity"

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center 2019 Windy Rd.

Session focus is to build our young men sense of humility, and increase their endurance.  We will do this by having them participating in an aerobics session where they will build their endurance, confidence, and humility by doing something they are uncomfortable with.  The session will also break them out of their shells of shyness.  Success comes by being able to endure setbacks, hurdles, unusual circumstances and having the ability to endure the process.



"Treat her like a Lady"

Saturday, January 19, 2020

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

1:30pm-3:00pm

The session focus is to share with young men how to treat a lady, girl, or any female.  Noting the need to identify with females and know how to treat them and act in their presence.



"How do I Look?"

Thursday, January 23, 2020

​Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

6:30pm-8:00pm

Session focus is to teach our young men to take pride in their appearance.  No sagging pants off their hips; well groomed; clean clothes; good hygiene; and dressing for the occasion.

"Safe Zone"

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

​6:00pm-7:00pm

Session focus is on things we do that will or will not bring positive results in ones life.  Inform mentees on what resources are available when they need help and how to take advantage of them.  Placing heavy emphasis on consequences, comparisions, and results.

Graduating Class

"Playing Bored Games"

Saturday, March 24, 2018

​Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

​1:30pm-3:00pm

Session focus is to interact with young males 12 and up while playing board games.  Some people see board games as boring but actually they create a need for communication and interaction.  A bit of fun that includes more than one person that can help introverts become more outgoing.



"Colorblind"

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center 2019 Windy Rd.

Session is geared to help young men between the ages of 12-25 to not judge people because of the color of their skin but by the content of their character.  Learning to like and love based upon building relationships, understanding diversification, and accepting differences.


"Finances Fuels Our Future"

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center 2019 Windy Rd.

We will talk about the value of money, setting goals to maintain ones livelihood, budgeting, and other basic steps in handling money, to include maintaining employment.

"COVID 19: Making the Adjustments"

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Zoom Virtual Mentoring Session

1:30pm

Helping our young men to understand what is the Coronavirus.  How the virus can harm them and what we should be doing to prevent getting ill.  How to live and plan in a COVID 19 environment.



"Hear Me Out"

Thursday, October 18, 2018

​Clarence Cuffee Community Center

6:30pm-8:00pm

Session is geared to give young men an opportunity to speak on whatever the want to talk about.  Speak on their skills; recite a poem; talk about their interests; goals; what bothers them; weaknesses; speak on strengths; or what they would like to get from the program.

"Treat Her Like a Lady"

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

​1:30-3:00pm

Session focuses on sharing with young males on how to treat ladies, gifts and females; speaks on traditional and modern day views of how women are treated and how men should behave in their presence.


"Teamwork: Bigger ,Faster, Smarter"

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Clarence C​uffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

1:00pm-2:30pm

Session focus is on the need for teamwork.  Helping our youth understand working together; uniting; and the ability to lead and also the ability to follow as factors of teamwork.


"Live to Learn"

Youth Conference

Saturday, June 3, 2017

8:30am-2:00pm

Oscar Smith High School, 1994 Tiger Trail

This youth conference is for boys and girls ages 12 and up.  Our focus is to have workshops that will address concerns, development, life skills for students in attendance.  We will also have some workshops for parents attending as well. Stay tuned for more details

"Breaking the Invisible Chains"

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

6:30pm-8:00pm

Helping our young men free themselves of bad habits: focus on being progressive and not letting obstacles prevent them from being successful.  Freeing themselves of negative thoughts, negative persuasion, and negative history.


"Boy Meet Girl"

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Zoom Virtual Meeting Session

1:30pm

Session is to share with young men ages 12 and up the subject of relationships.  Sensitive subjects like abstinence; exploratory teenage behavior; sexual conduct; responsibility; and consequences of teenage pregnancies.  You got to have the conversation.

"It's Okay to get an A"

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session shares that getting an A represents knowledge, positive study habits, sacrifices, and a competitive spirit.  There is also the A one has from Achievements that must be discussed.

"The Expectations of an Athlete"

Saturday, June 24, 2017

1:30pm-3:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Our objective is to share with young males what they should gain from participating in sports: what they will get; what they must do to compete; and the expectations and experiences that are life changing.


"Guns: When are they Friends, When are they Foes?

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session shares with young men the purpose of guns.  What are examples of friendly fire and when should they stay clear of guns.

"Guns: When are they Friends, When are they Foe?"

Thursday, April 20, 2017

6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Session focus is to talk with young men the purpose of gun: our rights to guns; when do they protect us; how they being harm; and what is friendly fire? Educating our young men about gun and gunfire can be the difference between life or death; and freedom and incarceration. 


"Teamwork: Bigger, Faster Smarter"

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session focus is on the need for teamwork.  Helping our youth understand working together; uniting; the ability to lead and the ability to follow as factors of teamwork.

"Breaking the Invisible Chains"

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00pm until 7:30pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center 2019 Windy Rd.

Session focus is to share with young men ages 12 and up to free themselves of bad habits; to focus on being progressive individuals; and not letting obstacles prevent them from being successful.

"Team Building"

Saturday, September 16, 2017

1:00pm-2:30pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Sharing with our young men on concepts of working together to reach goals, accomplish tasks, or to complete a job.  Two or more people working in unison causes people to communicate and cooperate to get things done.  The mentees will work on a team building project together.

"The Power of the Pen"

Thursday, January 19, 2017

6:30pm-8:00pm

Focus is to share with young men 12 and up facts about the power of the pen.  It is the one that owns and operates the pen that has the power.  Those that make the laws, the creators, and those that make the decisions are the ones that possess the real power.  The ability to communicate effectively and becoming educated is what is key to being connected and prosperous.


"Who are you?"

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

​6:30pm-8:00pm

Session focus is for young men to assess who they are. What is good and bad about them; what are their weaknesses and strengths; and how to bring about changes.


"It's Okay to Get an A"

Saturday, April 29, 2017

3:00pm-4:30pm

Clarence Cuffee Library, 2019 Windy Road

Session shares that getting an A represents knowledge, positive study habits, sacrifices, and a competitive spirit. There is also  the A  one has for Achievements that must be discussed.

"Boy Meets Girl"

Thursday, February 16, 2017

6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Session focus is to share with young men between the ages of 12 and up the subject of relationships.  Sensitive subjects that need addressing like abstinence; exploratory teenage behaviors; sexual conduct; responsibility; and consequences of teen pregnancies.  You got to have that conversation.



"Meeting of the Minds"

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session focus is to bring parents, mentors, and mentees together to have a meeting of the minds.  What are the expectations of one another and how we can best meet the needs of our young men.  A time for expressions, explanations, and commitment.

"The Interview"

Thursday, July 13, 2017

6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Session focus is to share with our young males ages 12-19 on what is expected during an interview.  Getting them ready!  What to say; what to wear; how to act; how to prepare; and what to expect.

"The Power in the Yin and Yang Concept"

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

6:30pm-8:00pm

Session will talk of the concept of yin and yang Chinese philosophy of opposites.Speaking on the extremes of right and wrong; good  and bad; life and death; and how opposites can also compliment one another.  This session is to open our young men minds.

"Hear Me Out"

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Our young men will be given an opportunity to speak for 3-5 minutes on whatever they want to talk about.  They can rap; sing; do poetry; talk about their interests; what bothers them; what they like; how they will make the world better; or maybe what the would like to get from attending the program.

"Playing Bored Games"

​Saturday, March 29, 2018

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road 1:30pm-3:00pm

Session focus is to interact with young males 12 and up while playing board games.  Some people see board games as boring but actually they create a need for communication and interaction.  A bit of fun that includes more than one person that can help introverts become more outgoing.


"God's Will"

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

​1:30-3:00pm

Our session will focus on having faith.  Believing our current circumstances do not dictate our future.  Learning to be positive and to believe among all, that through prayer; faith; and our efforts, God's Will shall prevail.

Also program graduation period

"How Do I Look?"

Saturday, February 6,2021, Virtual

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session will speak on fashion; appropriate attire; saggy pants; personal hygiene; and teaching young men how to tie neckties and bowties.

"The Power of the Pen"

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Zoom Virtual Mentoring Session

6:30pm

​Focus is to share with young men facts about the power if the pen.  It is the one that owns and operates the pen that has the power.  Those that make the laws, the creators, and those that make the decisions are the ones that possess the real power.  The ability to communicate effectively and becoming educated is what is key to being connected and prosperous.

"No More Bullying"

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

12:30pm-2:00pm

Session will share with young men that bullying is not to be tolerated and that there are solutions to reduce bullying.  DoPrevent becoming victims of gang participation; do not take advantage of weaker individuals; and do not accept being taken the advantage of physically by bullies.


"Colorblind"

Saturday, July 16, 2016, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center 2019 Windy Rd.

Session is geared to help young men between the ages of 12-25 to not judge people because of the color of their skin but by the content of their character.  Learning to like and love based upon building relationships, understanding diversification, and accepting differences.

"You are no Friend of Mine."

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

​6:00-7:30pm

Session for young men ages 12 and up.  We will talk to our young men about selecting their friends wisely and to stay clear of gang involvement and negative people.

"Team Building"

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Sharing with our young men concepts on working together to reach goals, accomplish tasks, or to complete a job. Two or more people working in unison causes people to communicate and cooperate to get things done. The mentees will work on a team building project together.


"Boy Meets Girl"

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session focus is to share with young men ages 12 and up the subject of relationships.  Sensitive subjects like abstinences; exploratory teenage behaviors; sexual conduct; responsibility; and consequences of teenage pregnancies.  You got to have that conversation.


"Treat her Like a Lady"

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

6:30pm-8:00pm

​The session focus is to share with young men how to treat a lady, girl, or any female.  Noting the need to identify with females and know how to treat them and act in their presence. 

"How Do I Look"

Thursday, June 14, 2018

​Clarence Cuffee Community Center

6:30pm-8:00pm

Session focus is to teach our young men to take pride in their appearance.  No sagging pants off their hips; well groomed; clean clothes; good hygiene; and dressing for the occasion.  

"The Expectations of an Athlete"

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Zoom Virtual Mentoring Session

6:30pm

Our objective is to share with  young males what they should gain from participating in sports: what they will get; what they must do to compete; and the expectations and experiences that are life changing.


"Hands Up"

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center 2019 Windy Rd.

Session focuses on learning to have respect for yourself, peers, elders, those of authority, and respectful of the law.

​"Breaking the Invisible Chains"

Saturday, March 20, 2021, Virtual

1:30pm- 3:00pm

Helping our young men free themselves of bad habits: focus on being progressive and not letting obstacles prevent them from being successful.  Freeing themselves of negative thoughts, negative persuasion, and negative history.

"Small Talk"

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

​6:00pm-7:30pm

Session focus is to get young men accustomed to having conversations with adults about current events to include school, family, education, economics, humanity, etcetera.

"Boy Meets Girl"

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session focus is to share with young men ages 12 and up the subject of relationships.  Sensitive subjects like abstinence; exploratory teenage behavior; sexual conduct; responsibility; and consequences of teenage pregnancies.  You got to have the conversation.

"The Power of the Pen"

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Clarence Cufffe Community Center

6:30pm-8:00pm

Focus is to share with young men 12 and up facts about the power of the pen.  It is the one that owns and operates the pen that has the power.  Those that make the laws, the creators, and those that make the decisions are the ones that possess the real power.  The ability to communicate effectively and becoming educated is what is key to being connected and prosperous.

"Finances Fuels Our Future"

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

1:30pm-3:00pm

During the session we will talk about the value of money; setting goals to maintain ones livelihood; budgeting and other basic steps in handling money to include maintaining employment.

"God's Will"

Saturday, June 5, 2021, Virtual

1:30pm-3:00pm

​Our session will focus on having faith.  Believing our current circumstances do not dictate our future.  Learning to be positive and to believe among all, that through prayer; faith; and our efforts, God's will shall prevail.



"Boy Meets Girl"

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road, Chesapeake

Session focus is to talk to young men about relationships; abstinence; exploratory teenage behavior; teen pregnancies; and of consequences.

"How Do I Look"

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Clarence Cuffee Community Center

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session focus is to teach our young men to take pride in their appearance.  No sagging pants off their hips; well groomed; clean clothes; good hygiene; and dressing for the occasion.

Small Talk

Saturday, May 8, 2021, Virtual

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session is to get young men accustomed to having conversations with adults about current events to include school, family, education, economics, humanity, etcetera.


"How Do I Look?"

Saturday, May 20, 217

2:00pm-3:30pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Session focus is to teach our young men to take pride in their appearance.  No sagging pants off hips; well groomed; cleaned clothes; good hygiene; and dressing for the occasion

"Straight Talk: How College can be made more Affordable"

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session open to young males and females in Middle and High School along with parents focusing on college preparation.  Topics will include academics and colleges; ACT/SAT standardize test; financial aid; scholarships; essays and resumes; and community service.  Learn strategies and have real discussions on how to reduce your cost for college.

Presented by Quinton Moody of Class 101

"Playing Bored Games"

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Rd.

Session focus is to interact with young males 12 and up by playing board games.  Some people see board games as boring but in actuality they create a need for communication and interaction.  A bit of fun that includes more than one person that can help introverts to become more outgoing.


"The Power of the Pen"

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center 2019 Windy Rd.

Facts about the power of the pen.  It is the one that owns and operate the pen that has the power.  Helping the young men know that it is those that make the laws, creators, and the decision makers that possess the real power.  The ability to communicate effectively, being educated is key to being connected and prosperous.

Ground Zero Development Male Youth Conference

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 8:30am-3:00pm

Crestwood Intermediate School

Male youth conference appealing to young males between the ages of 12-19 and parents.  We will have several workshops to help in the development and education of our youth as well as workshops that will help our parents in family growth and interaction with their sons.  Our focus is to be an advocate to educate, empower, employ, and elevate our young men.  Our capacity is limited to the first 200 students and the first 100 parents to register.  Cost will be minimum and registration information will be forthcoming.