"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

"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.


"Safe Zone"

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Session focus is on things we do that will or will notbring positive results in ones life. Inform mentees on what resources are available and how to take advantage of them. Placing heavy emphasis on consequences, comparisions, and results.


"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.

"Hands Up"

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 6:30pm-8:00pm

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

"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.

"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.

"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.

"Safe Zone"

Saturday, March 5, 2022, virtual 1:30pm-3:00pm

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, comparisions, and results.


"Steps for a Better Financial Future"

Saturday, March 19, 2022, virtual 1:30pm-3:00pm

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

"The Gift of Giving"

Saturday, December 4, 2021, virtual 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.

"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.


"Current Events"

Saturday, August 21, 2021, Virtual

1:30pm-3:00pm

Our goal is to have a conversation with our young males about what's happening now.  Getting our young men perspective on life issues.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"Teamwork: Bigger, Faster, Smarter"

Saturday, August 6, 2022, 1:30-3:00pm

New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church

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.

"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.

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.

"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.

"Practice Promotes Productivity"

Saturday, February 5, 2022, 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.

"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, 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.


"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.

"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.

​"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.

"No More Bullying"

Saturday, November 5, 2022, 1:30pm-3:00pm

New Galilee Baptist Church

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

"Expectations: Holding us to a Higher Level"

Saturday, October 16, 2021, virtual

Session is geared to helping young men understand the meeting of expectation, how they can be categorized; and the need to perform.  Learn to give more than expected and you will not fall short of the mark.

"The Gift of Giving"

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 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.


"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.​​

"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!

"It's Okay to Get an A"

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 1:30-3:00pm, virtual

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.


"Small Talk"

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:30pm-8:00pm

New Galilee Baptist Church

During this session, we discuss three to four topics that either we initiate or the mentees initiate that enlightens everyone and teaches all involved to become more social regarding communicating.

"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.


"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.  To Prevent becoming victims of gang participation; do not take advantage of weaker individuals; and do not accept being taken the advantage of physically by bullies.


"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.


"Boy Meets Girl"

Saturday, January 7, 2023, 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 the conversations.

"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.

Youth Conference "You Can Do It!"

Saturday, May 21, 2022; 8:30am-2:00pm

​New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church

Conference geared to offer students male and females ages 12-19 an opportunity to attend workshops on subjects relevant to teens growth and adopting to their environment.  Workshops provided for parents as well. 



"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"Colorblind"

Saturday, January 8, 2022, virtual 1:30pm-3:00pm

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

"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.

"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. 

"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.

"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.​​

"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.

"Small Talk"

​Saturday, June 18, 2022, 1:30-3:00pm, virtual

During this session, we discuss three to four topics that either we initiate or the mentees initiate that enlightens everyone and teaches all involved to become more social regarding communicating.

"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.

"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.

"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

"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

"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.

"The Power of the Yin and Yang Concept"

Saturday, September 3, 2022, 1:30pm-3:00pm

New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church

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 how opposites can also compliment one another. This session is to open our young men minds

"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.

"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.

"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.


"The Expectations of an Athlete"

​Thursday, September 15, 2022, 6:30pm-8:00pm

New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church

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.

"To Be or Not to Be"

​Thursday, January 19, 2023, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Our session focus is to have our young men understand that reading is fundamental. To be the best they can be, their ability to read and properly communicate is essential. We want to make them conscience of where they are and where they need to be.

"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.


"The Expectations of an Athlete"

Saturday, November 20, 2021, virtual 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 the must do to compete; and the expectations and experiences  that are life changing.


"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.


"Boy Meets Girl"

Saturday, November 6, 2021, virtual

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 the conversations.

"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.

​"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.


"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


"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.


"Hands Up"

Saturday, January 22, 2022, virtual 1:30pm-3:00pm

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

"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.


​"No More Bullying"

Saturday, February 19, 2022, virtual 1:30pm-3:00pm

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

"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 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.

"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.  

"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.



"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.

"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.


"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.


​"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.

"6th Annual Team Up! Communities and Law Enforcement"

Saturday, September 24, 2022, 12pm-4pm

Elizabeth River Park

1400 Elizabeth River Way

Chesapeake VA 23323

An opportunity when the community comes together and share in fun with law enforcement. Cookout, games, and music.  For students ages 12-19 and parents. Event free of cost​​

"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.

"Finances Fuels Our Future"

Thursday, December 15, 2022, 6:30pm-8:00pm

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.

"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.

"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.


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.


"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


"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

"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.

​"Is Ground Zero for You?"

Saturday, July 17, 2021, Virtual

1:30pm-3:00pm

Session talks about the program, what it offers and its expectancy of mentees and parents.

"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 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.

"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. 


"Team Up! Communities and Law Enforcement"

Saturday, October 2, 2021, Chesapeake City Park

Community Event meant to bring the community together with law enforcement professionals to build rapport while playing games and having a cookout.  Fifth Annual event hosted.​​​​

"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.

"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.

"Hear Me Out"

Saturday, September 4, 2021, virtual

Session is geared to give young men an opportunity to speak on whatever they 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.

Rescheduled due to holiday weekend


"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"

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.

"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.​​

"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.   

"Hear Me Out"

Saturday, September 18, 2021, virtual​

Session is geared to give young men an opportunity to speak on whatever they 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.

​"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.

"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.

"What's in Your Future"

Saturday, December 18, 2021, virtual 1:30pm- 3:00pm

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.

"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.


"Checkmate: Life is like a Game of Chess"

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 6:30-8:00pm

New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church

​Session focus is to teach the mentees chess while talking about the moves of the pieces; strategies; the chess pieces duties; the object of the game; and how it somewhat relates to the actions within our daily 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.


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.  

"Summer Break"

Saturday, July 16, 2022, 1:30-3:00pm, virtual

Our focus during the session is to speak with the young men how was their last grading period and what grade did they advance to; what were their plans for the summer; and insight on continued studies during the summer and taking on a summer job.


"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. 


"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.


"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 $$$.

"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.