Visit to the University of North Carolina Pembroke Game


Students had a great time at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke this Wednesday. Students enjoyed a college visit and UNCP Basketball hoops as the Brave hawks got an overtime win after a buzzer beater finish.  So far we have one that seems to be committed to getting there once he saw the campus.








Graduates, Graduates, Graduates!!!!

3M Celebrated another milestone Friday! We graduated 3 students and are transferring 4. Not only was that an inspiration but also one of our 3m guys actually walked the stage right behind his dad and sister! Unbelievable! We look forward to next year and extending our 3M footprint in the world through producing more graduates!

Jameson Baxter (Graduate/Transfer) NC A&T
Tyrone Bean (Transfer) Fayetteville State University
Chris Sims (Graduate)
Fredreck Yakubu (Transfer) NC A&T
Richard Yakubu  (Graduate/Transfer) UNCC




CFCC makes Charlotte Hornets JumboTron on 3M College Visit & Career Fair

The Time Warner Cable Arena hosted a career expo, where 3M members met with recruiters from various companies including marketing firms, The ACC, and other professional sports teams.  Students had the opportunity to compete for internships and seasonal positions in various fields.

After the career expo 3M members visited UNCC briefly to grab a bite to eat, then they headed back to the arena to watch their home team Charlotte Hornets play and win a basketball game.  During the game Cape Fear was featured on the JumboTron as a special guest at the game.


NC State Campus Tour

3M Members took a tour of NC State’s campus. They were able to get a real life feel for the campus briefly experiencing what it is like to be a part of the Wolfpack.

While on the tour 3M members were able to see some of the iconic landmarks on campus, like the larger than life Wolfpack, Free Expression Tunnel, and the Howling Cow NC State’s on brand of dairy products.


UNCP Campus Visit

3M students were able to take a tour of the UNCP campus to get a feel for the environment and the experience of campus life through their own eyes.



Members were also fortunate to meet with a former 3M member who has transferred to UNCP and also attended a basketball game to round out their campus experience.


A Productive Night with the Nixon Minority Male Leaders


Yesterday we held one of first meetings of the year and started off with a bang. After reviewing tutor schedules, and upcoming plans for 4 different college visits (starting next week with UNC-Pembroke), we held a student led Double Windsor NeckTie Workshop. After participants selected from a box of ties that had been donated to us, 3M Member James Davis led the group in learning how to form the Windsor knot. The guys were extremely engaged and as you can see had fun during several trial runs to get the perfect knot.

Later during that night 3M followed up with our second Thursday of volunteering with the Grandparent’s Support Network. These children that rarely get to receive mentorship from collegiate black males, had a chance to hang out and see what it was like to speak with future black scholars. We look forward to continuing the relationship with the Grandparent’s Support Network and will be adding more volunteers. In the future we will be coordinating a trip for these kids to CFCC.


How 3M Celebrated Thanksgiving

3M Kicked-off Thanksgiving donating their time in service!  CFCC’s Nixon Minority Male Leaders Program pitched in with Word Changing Hearts Ministries and Southern Freight Trucking to feed the community lunch and to spend some valuable time with some who may not be with family for Thanksgiving Holiday!  Anyone who came not only received a hot meal but was also given the opportunity to receive a Flu Shot, HIV, testing, and leave with a bag full of goodies. 3M has already been invited to next year’s event and we look forward to getting our hands dirty once again to makes sure others know that no matter who they are or where they come from they are important.






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3M in Partnership with UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

I’ll bet you’ll never guess what this is. You give up? What if I told you this was DNA. That’s right, DNA. These are products developed by a company called SeekDNA. SeekDNA sells various products to help people identify criminal activity, such as sexual assault, bank robbery, and host of other things through the physical release of traces of a specific plant DNA onto perpetrators whether through ventilation, aerosol spray, finger prints and so much more. When potential criminals are shown to have significant traces of the product on their body it informs police they have been in the vicinity of the crime. No this is not an episode of CSI: Miami but this is an example of some of the cool projects and investments happening locally at UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 3M will be engaging in a workshops this coming Spring to give guys hands on experience on the basics of developing ideas into profit. Stay tuned.

StoryForce Presents Speaker “Life”

CFCC English Department in partnership with the Nixon Minority Male Leaders (3M) Program hosts world renowned Poet/Artist/Speaker/US Gunnery Sergeant  “Life”!  
StoryForce is an opportunity for military veterans to connect with each other and share compelling stories. ‘Life’ brought an energy and motivation that inspired the room to dictate their own life  to be the  “Thermostat” (control your life), versus being the “Thermometer” (being controlled by outside forces). Some tears were shed, lives were changed, and 3M was glad to be apart of it. 

The 3M Business Tour: JTV Business Consultant and Management



The 3M business tour visits another local company. The members of the program had the opportunity to meet Jon T. Vincent and staff of the JTV Business Consultant and Management firm. Mr. Vincent is a CPA/PFS he also is a co-founder of Port City Capital Bank. The members of 3M were able to gain personal insight of the trials and successes of a financial company and the routine of their day -to-day operations.  One of the Members came prepared and was even able to pitch his own entrepreneurial concept.