by Adrian Baskin- Chapter Basileus
Memphis, TN– Recognizing the key effectiveness of mentoring and also understanding the importance of Uplift throughout our communities, the men of the Epsilon Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. partnered with the 110 Institute as the title sponsor of the 4th Annual “Man of The House” mentoring event. This event was held on June 16, 2012 at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN.
The 4th Annual Man of The House mentoring event was a unique experience where 75 men with “real world” knowledge had an opportunity to provide hands-on workshops and real talk sessions with 110 young men between the ages of 12 and 18 years old that are being raised by single mothers. This event allowed the young men to experience the next level of personal preparations, including an introduction to the list of “110 Task Every Young Man Should Know How to Do…. Before 9th Grade.”
Some of the key themes discussed include: How to tie a Tie, The Importance of Personal Hygiene/ Grooming Tips, How to communicate effectively, and more. In addition, the young participants benefited from a guided tour of the National Civil Rights Museum, with a particular emphasis on the “Birmingham Children’s Crusade”.
All of the participants in this event left eager and excited about the future. Epsilon Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. plans to continue to encourage these and other young men in the Memphis area.