"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.

"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.


"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!

"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.   

"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.


"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.


"Finances Fuels Our Future"

Saturday, August 29, 2015, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road, Chesapeake

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.

"Yes Dare 2 Dream"

Sponsored by Ground Zero Development

August 17-19, 2015

Clarence Cuffee Community Center & Indian River Library

Sex Education, Leadership and Post Education Preparation

"I am my Brother's Keeper".

Clarence Cuffee Center, 2019 Windy Road

April 16, 2015, Thursday 6:30-8:00 p.m.

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

"Hands Up"

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 WIndy Road, Chesapeake VA

Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Session focuses on respect for self, peers, elders and respect for the law.

"You are no Friend of Mine"

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road, Chesapeake VA

Saturday, May 30, 2015 1:30-3:00 p.m. 

Session for young men between the ages 12-25

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


"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.


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.

"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.

"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.

"The Power in the Yin and Yang Concept"

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road, Chesapeake

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.

"Small Talk"

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

Saturday, April 25, 2015 1:30-3:00 p.m.

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

"Stop the Violence"

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

March 1, 2015, Sunday 4-6pm

Program open to the general public as we through speakers and entertainment play a part in Stopping the Violence.

"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.

"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.


"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.  

"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.

"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.


"Help Us Help Our Future"

fundraiser sponsored by Ground Zero Development

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Hibatchi Grill & Buffet

5957 East Virginia Beach Blvd.

Norfolk VA 23502

Proceeds benefit Young Males' Mentoring Program

Ticket Cost: $30.00

Seating limited to 200 donors

For Tickets call 757-606-2280


"Treat her like a Lady"

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

March 12, 2015, Thursday 6:30-8:00pm

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

"Session being held again due to past inclement weather."

"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.



"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.

"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.

"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.


"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.



"It's O K to Get an A"

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road, Chesapeake

Getting A's in school is important as it demonstrates character, discipline, perseverance, and a competitive spirit.  There is also the A in achievement that also needs to be discussed. 

"The Power of the Pen"

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road

March 28, 2015, Saturday 1:30-3:00pm

Facts about the power of the pen.  It is the one the owns and operates 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.

"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.

"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. 


"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.

"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.

"Teamwork: Bigger, Faster, Smarter" 

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road, Chesapeake

Understanding the need to work together, uniting; the ability to lead and follow as it apply to teamwork.


"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.

"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. 


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.


"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

"Colorblind"

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road, Chesapeake VA

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Session focus is to share with young men between the ages of 12-25 to not judge people by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.  Learning to like and love based upon 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.

"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.

"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.

""Who are You?"

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road, Chesapeake

Focus is for young men to assess who they are as a person. Their good, bad, needs, weak and strong points and changes.  Determining improvements and how to go about improving themselves.

"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.


"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.


"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.

"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.


"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. 

"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

"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!

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

Practice Promotes Productivity

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road, Chesapeake

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


"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.

​"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.

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.

"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 $$$.

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

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road, Chesapeake

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

"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.

"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

"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.

"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.


"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.

"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.

"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.

"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.

"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.


"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


"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


"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.

"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.


"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.

"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.


"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.

"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.

​"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.



"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.


"Small Talk"

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road, Chesapeake

Session focus is to get young men accustomed to having conversations with adults and their peers without feeling intimidated or uncomfortable.


"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.



"How Do I Look"

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road, Chesapeake

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


"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.


"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


"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.

"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.




"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.



"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.



"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


"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.

"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

​"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"Giving in the Spirit"

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Clarence Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Road, Chesapeake

Session focus is to mentor young men on the need to be a giver; to give with a kind heart.


"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.


"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.

"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.