Saturday, October 14, 2017

Throwback - Scenes from our 10/31/16 session


Scenes from a session with Delta Sigma Theta Johndalynn Holston. In this session our Young Leaders were instructed to figure out the words on their back.












The Golden Fold Mentor Movement serves 6th - 12th grade youth by providing seminar based Big-Brother-type activities in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contact: thegoldenfoldmovement @ gmail (dot) com . The Golden Fold is a "Brothers and Others" Community Improvement activity of the Gamma Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi and the Gamma Xi Uplift Foundation.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

#StoppCrossCheck & Voters Registration & Voters Rights Restoration with The Golden Fold and #ImpactVaBeach

At this community service event Young Leaders Brown, Gray, Morris, and Varner led a group of 60 youth and adults in learning about Cross Check, aiding the audience in learning about strategies to increase voters registration, and to help former felons who are off probation to have their voting rights restored. This event was done in conjunction with the Virginia Beach NAACP's youth group named Impact Virginia Beach. This event was held in the fellowship hall of First Lynnhaven Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. This event began with the showing of the film "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" and ended with discussions on strategies to stop and prevent Cross Check, ways to regain voting rights for former felons and responses to promote voters registration.

Below: (YL) Young Leaders Brown, Gray, Morris, and Varner led the opening of today's event.
 Below: YL Gray, Gerald Daniels from the NAACP, and YL Morris lead a voter rights discussion.
 Below - Watching the film "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (Activist Version).
Below: The flyer for the event.

The Golden Fold Mentor Movement serves 6th - 12th grade youth by providing seminar based Big-Brother-type activities in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contact: thegoldenfoldmovement @ gmail (dot) com or call 757-355-3280. The Golden Fold is a "Brothers and Others" Community Improvement activity of the Gamma Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi and the Gamma Xi Uplift Foundation.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Stopping the violence 2017- Police and The Golden Fold working together to understand each other

Here are some scenes and videos of members of the Virginia Beach Police force, members of The Golden Fold, and their Green Run High School peers from GMAC and LDFS, learning how to reduce violence and learning how to improve community and police relations. This session was led by The Golden Fold's BridgeBuilder Chris Washington, a Virginia Beach Police officer.






Here are the videos from the session !

The Golden Fold Mentor Movement serves 6th - 12th grade youth by providing seminar based Big-Brother-type activities in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contact: thegoldenfoldmovement @ gmail (dot) com or call 757-932-0177. The Golden Fold is a "Brothers and Others" Community Improvement activity of the Gamma Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi and the Gamma Xi Uplift Foundation.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

A few photos from Project Daddyman 2017

 Here are some photos from our fatherhood initiative for 2017. Above, our poster for the event.
 Above - Bobby Huntley author of "Mother's Please"
 Above - Minister Eddie Howard teaches how father can return to activity with their children.
 Above - Minister Eddie Howard teaches how father can return to activity with their children.
 Above - The Golden Fold volunteers feed the attendees of Project Daddyman !
Above - Gary McKinley who received our Father of the Year award from The Golden Fold.
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The Golden Fold Mentor Movement serves 6th - 12th grade youth by providing seminar based Big-Brother-type activities in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contact: thegoldenfoldmovement @ gmail (dot) com or call 757-932-0177. The Golden Fold is a "Brothers and Others" Community Improvement activity of the Gamma Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi and the Gamma Xi Uplift Foundation.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Crossing The Bar 2017 (Selected photos by photographer Alvin Swilley) - The Golden Fold

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Crossing The Bar Emcee Arthur D. Ricks, known as King Arthur, has been a Bridge Builder (Community Volunteer) for The Golden Fold for two program years. In addition he volunteers with other activities of the Gamma Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi. He heads up a youth foundation named “Novel Views.”
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Singer of America's National Anthem followed by Lift Every Voice and Sing Trequan Manning is an 18 year old 2017 graduate Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is headed to Hampton University to study Psychology. He has participated in numerous Gamma Xi activities and volunteered as an entertainer for community events sponsored by The Golden Fold. During this event Trequan received a Gamma Xi scholarship in the amount of $500.
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Starr Armstrong, the 2017 Crossing The Bar Commencement Speaker is also a blogger and motivational speaker with a passion for social change in the community.  She has been featured in multiple print and digital publications, and also has appeared on several radio shows. In 2012 Starr founded Clever Communities In Action (CCIA), a results driven organization that focuses on youth and community empowerment.  In addition to the annual Youth Book Drive, CCIA has partners with Solar Natives to provide the Hip Hop Youth Initiative Program teaches that critical life skills to teens through engaging activities and workshops that are centered around hip hop music and culture.  CCIA also provides impactful youth and family-oriented programs through partnerships with multiple community civic leagues and partners. The video of her speech is below:


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Family members of a $1000 Gamma Xi Scholarship recipient participate in the "Blessing The Head" ritual which is an integral part of the Golden Fold Movement's Crossing The Bar event.
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(Left to Right) Jerry Williams, Brian Savage, and Felecia Savage-Williams participate in the "Blessing The Head" ritual which is an integral part of the Golden Fold Movement's Crossing The Bar event. Brian is a three year member of The Golden Fold Movement and a $1000 Gamma Xi Scholarship recipient for his academic achievements.
Brother Richard Green, a staff member of the Virginia Beach, Virginia branch of the Golden Fold Movement, and the founder of the Suffolk/Chesapeake, Virginia Branch of The Golden Fold Movement administers the Charge entitled "I Dare You" which is the ending ritual of the Golden Fold's Crossing The Bar event.
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2017 Recipients of the Gamma Xi Academic Scholarship.
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(Left to right) Jorden Bennett, Cynthia Kindred-Bennett, Jaden Bennett. The twins won the Dr. Martin Luther King Pillar Award of Uplift. The Golden Fold has 4 Pillars, Sound Adulthood (Dr. Ernest Everett Just), Scholarship (Arturo Schomberg), Endurance (Thurgood Marshall), and Uplift (Dr. Martin Luther King). Our hidden 5th Pillar of Consciousness has an award called the Golden Ankh Award which is reserved for the Parent of the year.

All photos by photographer Alvin Swilley.

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The Golden Fold Mentor Movement serves 6th - 12th grade youth by providing seminar based Big-Brother-type activities in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contact: thegoldenfoldmovement @ gmail (dot) com or call 757-932-0177. The Golden Fold is a "Brothers and Others" Community Improvement activity of the Gamma Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi and the Gamma Xi Uplift Foundation.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

A short review of our 2016 - 2017 Golden Year



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The Golden Fold Mentor Movement serves 6th - 12th grade youth by providing seminar based Big-Brother-type activities in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contact: thegoldenfoldmovement @ gmail (dot) com or call 757-932-0177. The Golden Fold is a "Brothers and Others" Community Improvement activity of the Gamma Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi and the Gamma Xi Uplift Foundation.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Project DADDYMAN 2017 - 5/23/2017 @ 6:30 pm @ Green Run High School


Author Bobby Huntley’s book, Mothers Please, helps single mothers to raise “boys to men” instead of “raising boys to inmates”. Author Eddie Howard, formerly an inactive father and habitual criminal, guides men to successfully re-enter the community and the lives of their children. Coach Elisha “Cadillac” Harris helps teachers, coaches, and other male mentor figures to understand, embrace, and utilize their positions as the “New Fathers”.

On Tuesday 5/23/17 at 6:30 pm Author Rev. Bobby Huntley, Re-entry Specialist Author Eddie Howard, and Coach Cadillac will address young men and their parents during the May session of the Carter G. Leadership Lecture Series held at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach. The session, entitled Project DADDYMAN, is focused on helping Single Mothers, guiding fathers to successfully re-enter the lives of their children, and leading coaches, teachers, and mentors to utilize the fatherly impact that they have on the lives on children.

The Carter G. Leadership Sessions, named in honor of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, are Leadership presentations designed for young men and their parents. The events are sponsored by Green Run's male mentorship club G.M.A.C. (Gentlemen Making A Change), and supported by The Golden Fold, a Virginia Beach male mentorship program. Entertainment by the renowned Step Team, The ICONZ, will round out the event.

The Project DADDYMAN event is tailored for young men and their parent(s) and the event is free and is open to the community. For additional information email seko.varner@vbschools.com or call 757-932-0177.

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The Golden Fold Mentor Movement serves 6th - 12th grade youth by providing seminar based Big-Brother-type activities in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contact: thegoldenfoldmovement @ gmail (dot) com or call 757-932-0177. The Golden Fold is a "Brothers and Others" Community Improvement activity of the Gamma Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi and the Gamma Xi Uplift Foundation.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

04 25 2017 Carter G Leadership Series "Mentored by Millionaires"


Members of The Golden Fold will provide a presentation at this event.

The Golden Fold Mentor Movement serves 6th - 12th grade youth by providing seminar based Big-Brother-type activities in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contact: thegoldenfold @ yahoo (dot) com or call 757-932-0177. The Golden Fold is a "Brothers and Others" Community Improvement activity of the Gamma Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi and the Gamma Xi Uplift Foundation.

03 28 2017 Carter G Male Leadership Series "Building your Inner Hero"


Having a troubled childhood doesn't mean you can't grow up to be a hero, leaders say...


As a small boy, Kenny Miller (photo above) watched his mother cry when she saw police brutalize civil rights workers on television, and he promised her that he would become a police officer so that he could stop the abuse.
The problem, he said, was that an African American boy growing up in a poor neighborhood in New Jersey during the 1960s didn’t have much of a chance becoming a police officer. Still, Miller persevered, and today he a captain in the Virginia Beach Police Department.
Miller shared that story with teens and their parents who gathered at Green Run High School for a March 28 gathering of the Carter G. Leadership Sessions, a motivational series targeted to middle and high school boys.
“Building Your Inner Hero” was the topic; and the speakers, including Miller, spoke of the need to develop goals, to persevere despite setbacks, and to help others.
“A hero is someone who steps up when everyone else backs down,” said Jason Bosko, a Coast Guardsman who spoke of the courage of members who perform rescue operations or who intercept drug smugglers. (above photo - Officer Kenny Miller, Golden Fold member Zyon Adams (Green Run High), GMAC member Trequan Manning (Green Run High), Lt. Jason Bosco, Officer Filippone, and Mentor James Morton from The Golden Fold Mentor Movement.) 
“I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the heroes in my life,” said Green Run football coach Justin Conyers, who shared some insight into his own troubled youth.
Both parents were drug addicts, he said, and his family often lacked the money to pay the electric or water bill.
“But my parents taught me that ‘if you want to have the same results that we’ve had, make the same choices,’” said Conyers. So, he sought positive role models in teachers and others who worked with youth. “These are heroes,” Conyers said. “And you can be a role model, too, so that every day you’ll have to be that hero.”
Sometimes, it takes awhile to learn what you really want, said boxer and Virginia Beach police officer Frank Filippone.

As a teen growing up in Norfolk, Filippone got into so much trouble that the neighbors didn’t want their own kids hanging around with him, he said. (Above photo - Bover Frank Filippone in the gym).
His juvenile record made it difficult for him to get a job as a police officer, but he was finally hired by Newport News, then by Virginia Beach, and was named “top cop” by Crime Line for Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads in 2016. (above photo - Officer Filippone)
As a boxer, Filippone received championship belts in the World Boxing Federation and the United States Boxing Union.
“Live the dream, no matter what it is,” Filippone told the attendees. “Now it’s your turn to take it and run with it.”
The Carter G. Leadership sessions are a series of presentations developed by Gentlemen Making a Change, a male mentorship program at Green Run High School, and by Golden Fold, a male mentoring program of Gamma Xi chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
https://pilotonline.com/news/local/having-a-troubled-childhood-doesn-t-mean-you-can-t/article_344a3cfc-2986-5f92-8c45-ffdceb683d42.html

Scenes and audio from our March 2017 Leadership Session.



The Golden Fold Mentor Movement serves 6th - 12th grade youth by providing seminar based Big-Brother-type activities in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contact: thegoldenfoldmovement @ gmail (dot) com . The Golden Fold is a "Brothers and Others" Community Improvement activity of the Gamma Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi and the Gamma Xi Uplift Foundation.