The tour kicked off at American University in Washington D.C. in February followed by a stop in Memphis, Tennessee at Juvenile Initiative and Faith-based Follow-up (JIFF), a program for boys ages 12 - 18 that provides youth from the juvenile justice system with the skills, support and direction necessary to break the destructive cycle of criminal behavior.
In light of President Obama’s newest initiative, “My Brother’s Keeper”, TheBlackManCan Institute dedicates efforts to all youth who have died to gun violence honoring the lives of youth such as Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis. Brandon shares one of the core competencies missing in the lives of young men of color is lack of access to a model of consistency, a component necessary to achieve solid success that he hopes President Obama’s new initiative will highlight.
He explains, "Young men right now do not know what it means to be consistent because many of them don't have a model of that. He continues, "It starts while they are in school, in the home and as they get older it will manifest in relationships with family, friends, and women, too. The ability to be consistent is the making of a man.”
Frame along with community leaders and educators provide half-day workshops helping young boys foster brotherhood. Malik S. Champlain, CEO of Passion, Hunger, Drive is a motivational speaker, educator and youth activist that will serve as the keynote. Boys of Color attending TheBlackManCan Institute will be exposed to cultural and global perspectives that includes powerful workshops, interactive activities and an ending ceremony that includes a pledge to brotherhood where boys look one another in the eyes and profess to be ‘their brother’s keeper’.
All young men attending the Institute will receive ties and a copy of Brandon’s debut title,Define Yourself, Redefine the World: A Guided Journal for Black Boys and Men (http://theblackmancan.org/
Presenting sponsors of TheBlackManCan Institute Spring Tour include: Make Music Count, Shady Hill School, Cause Driven, Community Serivce, Inc., NAACP Hofstra University, Justice Sweets and T.MORRISON AGENCY.
To learn more about TheBlackManCan Institute or to inquire about sponsorship, please contact TEAM@theblackmancan.org. For more information or to find out how you can join or support efforts, please visithttp://tbmcinstitute.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)