With over 117 volunteers - young, accomplished, successful men came together for a half-day to mentor, encourage and support these young men in various sessions from developing positive self identity, processing emotions to financial literacy, art therapy and math and music correlations. Along with eating a hearty lunch together, each young man received a certificate of completion and learned how to tie a Double Windsor Knot tie, courtesy of Final Frame Ties the brainchild of the Founder of TheBlackManCan, Brandon Frame.
Frame is a notable author, scholar, educator and newsmaker who was named one of Hartford’s “40 Under 40” as the Director of Business Partnerships at High School Inc, he has always felt compelled to give-back, something instilled in him while attending the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta. Brandon shares, “I want TheBlackManCan Institute to touch the lives of boys and men around the world. My hope for the work I do is to be more successful in combating the negative images of Black men and boys with which we're bombarded with on a daily basis.”
Keynotes for TheBlackManCan Institute included: Baltimore - George “Coach” Rice, III,Associate Director, The George Washington University; New Haven - Don C. Sawyer, III, Assistant Professor, Quinnipiac University; Atlanta - Chadrick “Chad” A. Mance, Esquire; NYC - Akil Bello, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Bell Curves.
Presenting sponsors of TheBlackManCan Institute Fall Tour include: BG8 Foundation, Yale African American Cultural Center, Beyond the Boroughs, Hip Hop Gives Back, Final Frame, Cause Driven, Justice Sweets, Just Act Strategy, T.MORRISON AGENCY and Tri-Cities High School. TheBlackManCan Institute Spring Tour kicks off February 8th in Boston, MA. To learn more about TheBlackManCan Institute or to inquire about sponsorship, please contact TEAM@theblackmancan.org.
About Brandon Frame
Brandon Frame is an author, speaker and a positive force dedicated and passionate about making an impact in our communities. As Educator, he focuses on providing educational opportunities with a focus on young men of color through his book and his mentoring institute. As a Speaker, he’s a voice that provides inspiration, hope and solutions to help our young people succeed and as a Leader, he uses his cumulative collection of experiences, skills, and talents that result in selfless service for the present and future generations of leaders under his personal motto, “Be Different. Be Great. Never Stop”. For more information, please visit www.TheBlackManCan.org or follow Brandon on social media sites: @BrandonFrame @TheBlackMancan (Twitter); Brandon Frame (Facebook) Brandon Frame (Instagram)
About The BlackManCanInstitute
TheBlackManCan Institute is designed to uplift, empower, educate, motivate young men of color. The purpose of TheBlackManCan Institute is to provide comfort and support for boys of color. Boys of Color attending TheBlackManCan Institute can be assured that their cultural needs will be addressed and they will be free to express themselves while fostering brotherhood.
Young men attending TheBlackManCan Institute will participate is empowering, uplifting, educational and motivating workshops and hear from a dynamic keynote speaker. All young men will receive ties and TheBlackManCan Journal Define Yourself, Redefine the World.