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Annual Boys & Men of Color Conference

On April 13, 2019, My Brother’s Keeper Durham and North Carolina Central University Male Achievement Center (M.A.C) will kick off its inaugural Boys of Color Conference, a convening of advocates and change-makers, held on the great campus of North Carolina Central University, in the great city  Durham, North Carolina  from 8:30 a.m.-2 pm.

Our theme for 2019 is Boys and Young Men of Color: Re-Dedication to Black Male Achievement. The power of this theme will set the tone for a stirring, productive and engaging convening. We anticipate that the impact of our collective and individual learning will continue the positive momentum in service of boys and young men of color across Durham. This conference will host leaders from the mentoring and responsible fatherhood fields to create collaborations in the  communities. During this event, leaders will share  their expertise, passion, and lessons learned to formulate a community engagement strategy to get more community, school and organizational stakeholders  involved supporting adolescent males of color.

Every aspect of our preparation and programs will be inextricably linked to this year's theme. Details regarding registration is in this link  here. We will be reaching out to a few regarding call for workshop presenters and vendor applications after the agenda has been solidified. If you would like to submit a proposal for presentation, please follow the link here.


Please forward this and invite five of your closest friends to join us. If you are looking to sponsor or donate to the cause, feel free to contact us at mybrotherskeeper@dconc.gov



The Power to Make a Difference

Post Date:01/20/2017

The Durham Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated was founded on October 9, 1945 and has a rich history. Durham was the sixth chapter founded within the organization and the first chartered in the Mid‐Atlantic Region.

This year a scholarship will be awarded to promote the National Theme: “The Power to Make a Difference” and to support an aspiring African American male leader. Candidates will be evaluated by a committee based on their academic achievement, evidence of community service, leadership qualities, need and the strength of the essay response.

Ideal candidates are:

  • An African American male
  • A resident of Durham, Orange or Chatham county
  • A leader actively engaged in civic, community and/or philanthropic service to Durham,Orange and/or Chatham County schools and/or communities.
  • A graduating senior that will be a first‐year undergraduate, who has been admitted and plans to enroll his first semester at a community college, college or university the Summer or Fall of 2017 (if you are awarded the scholarship, you will be required to provide us with a copy of your acceptance letter).
  • Demonstrate a current high school GPA of 2.5 or higher (You will be required to submit a transcript to jjdurhamscholarship@gmail.com).
  • Not the child of an active, tenured or legacy mother of Jack and Jill of America,Incorporated or Jack and Jill of America Foundation (Parent or student).
  • Able to attend the Durham Chapter’s “Big Hat and Bow Ties” event scheduled for April 30, 2017 where the actual award will be presented.

The deadline for the the application is February 20, 2017. 

The  email address to send application: jjdurhamscholarship@gmail.com

Link to Application: https://goo.gl/forms/97JTt4DhXbFT1TZl2

Mailing Address to send application/transcript:
Jack and Jill of America Inc-Durham Chapter
PO Box 2902
Durham NC 27705

Winning candidate will be notified of decision by April 1, 2017. The winner and/or family member will be required to attend our spring event, Big Hat and Bow Ties on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. It is strongly encouraged that the winner attends.

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