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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
3M’s second stop on our business tour took us to a locally owned men’s clothing store called “Touch of Class”. The interesting thing about this stop was that the business, business name, and inventory was bought by and sold. This gave 3M participants that were able to come the opportunity to see some of the details purchasing a business. The guys loved the one-on-one that gave them an opportunity to ask varied questions and they look forward to our next stop.