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)

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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.

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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: 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.

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"

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: 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.

2/21/2017 Carter G Leadership Series event 1 of 4



Tuesday 2/21/17 from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach. Green Run’s choir, JrROTC, and ICONZ Male Step Team will be providing motivation, and we’ll enjoy great guidance from three short presenters. Dr. Carter from Longwood University, provides male High School students with a FREE week-long experience at Longwood University in addition to providing sizable scholarships to minority males who study education. Be there !

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.

Virginia Beach, Virginia's African American Male Summit



Four of our Young Leaders were presenters at the African-American Male Summit !

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.

01 25 2017 our annual 1st aid / AED / CPR training


Photo of some of our Young Leaders training in our three day 1st aid/AED/CPR training.


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.

01 10 2017 Viewing Hidden Figures in Virginia Beach, Virginia


We saw Hidden Figures in January. This event was with our Young Leaders and their parents.

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.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Re-opening September 2016 ! Call or email for details !

Re-opening in Virginia Beach & Suffolk in September 2016 !
Our Chesapeake-Suffolk Branch:
757-582-7426 rgreen23435 (@) aol.com
Our Virginia Beach, Virginia Branch:
757-932-0177 thegoldenfoldmovement @ gmail.com

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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: 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.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Golden Fold can break your hold ! (Choke escapes made easy)

The Golden Fold can break your hold ! (Choke escapes made easy)
Taught by the staff of Warrior Village ! Thanks' to Guro SPUNK !
Scenes from our 2015-2016 Fold sessions with cultural arts & self defense.
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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: 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.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Relaunch - The Virginia Branch of The Golden Fold Mentor Movement will have it's kickoff on Tuesday 9/27/2016

The Golden Fold Mentor Movement will have it's kickoff on Tuesday 9/27/2016 @7:00pm at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, During this event parents and young males will learn about the program and receive an application to enroll in the program. Visit www.TheGoldenFold.blogspot.com to view photos of the program. 

The Golden Fold Mentor Movement is a mentorship program serving young males and fathers. We serve 6th - 12th grade youth by providing Leadership and S.T.E.M. activities in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We serve the concept of improved/involved fatherhood by providing fatherhood mentorship activities. 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. 

Scenes from Crossing The Bar 2016

 Brother Richard Green, Assistant Program Director of the Virginia Beach branch of the Golden Fold and the Program Director of the Chesapeake Branch of the Golden Fold.
 Young Leader Andre and his lovely mother. Andre has been involved with The Fold for one year.
 Young Leader Savage has been selected to attend a Summer Leadership program at Longwood University.
Seen here reciting the program's invocation, Young Leader Varner has been selected to attend a Summer Leadership program at Longwood University.
 Dr. Martin is The Golden Fold's S.T.E.M. coordinator.
Providing the introduction of the Convocation Speaker, Young Leader Savage has been selected to attend a Summer Leadership program at Longwood University.
 Gary McCullom provides the Convocation Speech for the event.
 Young Leader Grey led the salute to our Bridge Builders, the community volunteers who support The Golden Fold.

 The 2016 Young Leaders who have won Pillar Awards for their achievements in the 2015-2016 year. Left to right are winners for the awards for Sound Adulthood (Young Leader Alston), Endurance (Young Leader Stephen), Scholarship (Young Leader Kirton), Uplift (Young Leader Rivas), and Consciousness (Young Leader Varner). The Pillars are the four values held by the members of the Golden Fold Brotherhood and a hidden overarching value.
Bridge Builders Officer Crumpton with Young Leader Morris, Bridge Builders are the community volunteers who support The Golden Fold. Officer Crumpton aided the Golden Fold Brotherhood to understand how to interact with Police Officers during tense situations.
Bridge Builder Nathan Richardson aka Frederick Douglass with Young Leader Morris, Bridge Builders are the community volunteers who support The Golden Fold. Richardson taught The Golden Fold brotherhood history and literacy.
Bridge Builders William Stephen and James Parker, program chaperones, with Young Leader Morris, Bridge Builders are the community volunteers who support The Golden Fold.
Bridge Builder Keziah Hendericks with Young Leader Morris, Bridge Builders are the community volunteers who support The Golden Fold. Hendericks taught financial literacy to The Golden Fold.
Bridge Builder King Arthur Ricks with Young Leader Morris, Bridge Builders are the community volunteers who support The Golden Fold. King Arthur taught the Young Leaders computer programming and science.
Bridge Builder Guro Spunk with Young Leader Morris, Bridge Builders are the community volunteers who support The Golden Fold. Guro Spunk taught the Young Leaders Martial Arts in the 2015-2016 Golden Year.
Bridge Builders The Men of Distinction with Young Leader Morris, Bridge Builders are the community volunteers who support The Golden Fold. The Men of Distinction taught the Young Leaders business savvy and cultural awareness in the 2015-2016 Golden Year.
The 2015-2016 Golden Fold program staff with Young Leader Morris. Left to Right: Director Seko Varner, Assistant Director Richard Green, Lead Mentor Fred Foard, S.T.E.M. Coordinator Dr. Brandon Martin, Mentor James Morton, and Young Leader Morris.
$1000 winners of the 2016 Gamma Xi Omega Psi Phi Scholarship.
James Morton leads the 2016 High School Graduates and their families through the "Blessing of the Head" ritual which is central to the Crossing The Bar event.
Parents request God to Bless the eyes of their 2016 graduates.
 Parents request God to Bless the eyes of their 2016 graduates.
Parents request God to Bless the eyes of their 2016 graduates.
Parents request God to Bless the ears of their 2016 graduates.
Mentors Gary McCullom and Fred Foard request God to Bless the eyes of Young Leader Rivas.
The Stephen Parents request God to Bless the eyes of their 2016 Young Leader graduate.
 Mother Lovell requests God to Bless the words of her 2016 Young Leader graduate.  
Parents request God to Bless the shoulders of their 2016 graduates.
Parents request God to Bless the hands of their 2016 graduates.
The Blessing the Head ritual ends with a family embrace.
Reggie Matthews leaves the event with remarks.
W. Terry Calhoun gives ending comments along side Young Leader Roberson.
Young Leader Roberson closes the event with The Gold Fold's ritual benediction.
Two 2016 graduating members of The Golden Fold, Young Leader Stephen and Young Leader Alston, salute each other before going off to college. Both have been involved in The Fold for three years.
Two 2016 graduating members of The Golden Fold greet each other before going off to college. Both have been involved in The Fold for three years.



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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: 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.