Interested in becoming a community mentor for The Golden Fold ?
The Golden Fold is a Joint Mentoring venture involving Gamma Xi Ques, The S.A.A.B. Program of T.C.C., and The Man-Up Connection (Men in the community who become involved). The Golden Fold serves youth in grades 6 through 12 by providing a (currently) Free Leadership Development program with a S.T.R.EA.M. Curriculum. The young men that are participants in The Golden Fold are called "Young Leaders" or YL.
The term ‘Golden Fold’ represents a valued (Golden) brotherhood (fold). Gamma Xi will provide over-sight mentors from their chapter to support the activities. The S.A.A.B. Are the direct mentors provide direct community mentors, marketing activities, and programming and administration support, The Man-Up Connection will provide business and political connections to support the activities of the movement.
Our movement follows a Leadership S.T.R.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Attendance, Mathematics). During our sessions the Young Leaders (mentees) will be exposed to presentations and experiences that focus upon Science, Technology, and Engineering. Upon entry will test each YL in the areas of reading and math. If it is found that they have a deficiency in either of these areas we will refer them to receive tutoring from an organization we are affiliated with. We will also monitor their Attendance via their school's guidance department. One of our Program staff will provide interventions to provide support to the YL to improve their attendance if needed.
The Golden Fold meets the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and will normally follow our Bond/Guide/Build model:
10:00 – 10:30 Arrival, Bonding, YLs and Mentors meet and interact socially
10:30 – 11:15 Guidance given by one or two presentations based on the S.T.R.E.A.M. Curriculum or Leadership Lamplights
11:15 – 11:55 Building group activities and or group discussions led by staff based upon presentations
11:55 Announcements and Dismissal
Our mentors are not assigned specifically to any YL. Over a series of sessions each YLs should have an opportunity to interact with most of the mentors, providing an opportunity for a YL to develop friendship with preferred mentors. They will have an opportunity to interact with their preferred mentors during the bonding period which is normally a part of a session.
Interactions with YLs during the bonding period will only occur in the presence and with the guidance of other mentors. Interactions between our mentors and YLs outside of our activities is not necessarily encouraged, nor is it the intent of the program. The Golden Fold mentors are instructed to avoid creating or facilitating intentional out-of-program meetings with the YLs. Mentors will not be permitted to transport or to take possession/charge/custody of YLs in the program with the exception of our community escorts who escort the Yls from the targeted neighborhoods as scheduled.
October 13th - Annual Kick-Off & 1st Session
Begin session with parents & youth, then Young Leaders break off for 1st session.
October 27th 2nd session Voter Education & LEADERSHIP
November 10th 3rd session MATH/Game day (Monopoly)
November 17th 4th session (Activity) LEADERSHIP- Thanksgiving Give
November 24th 5th session ATTENDANCE
December 8th 6th session Science/LEADERSHIP
December 14th Activity Holiday gala @ TCC
December 22nd 7th session LEADERSHIP-Holiday Basket Give-away
December 27th Activity 7:00 Kwanzaa celebration Va. Beach Main Library
January 12th- 8th session Activity (Va. Beach Male Youth Summit)
January 21st Activity (Urban League breakfast, MLK Walk, Zeta Step Show)
January 26th- 9th session READING –Hip Hop, Rap, Poetry
February 9th 10th session Attendance/Science-
February 23rd 11th session Math
March 9th 12th session READING
March 23rd 13th session SCIENCE/ENGINEERING
April 13th 14th session Attendance
April 27th 15th session LEADERSHIP/READING
May 11th 16th session (T.G.F. & S.A.A.B. Mother’s Day event)
May 16th Activity (200+ Men breakfast)
May 25th 17th session ENGINEERING
June 8th 18th session SCIENCE
June 22nd 19th session Attendance-Report Card Check (TGF Anniversary, Father’s Day & Year End celebration)
The Golden Fold Mentor Movement serves youth (males aged 6th grade through 12th grade) and undergraduate college men by providing Leadership focused seminar based Big-Brother-type activities in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We employ a Bonding-Presentation-Guidance model. Contact: thegoldenfold @ yahoo (dot) com or call 757-248-3820. The Golden Fold is a "Brothers and Others" Community Improvement activity of the Gamma Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi and an Social Action project of the Men of S.A.B.B. of Virginia Beach's Tidewater Community College. We accept new participants twice a year. We meet the 2nd & 4th Saturday Monthly from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Tidewater Community College's Virginia Beach Campus in room E-121 of the Lynnhaven Building.