David Miller at Joseph Kellman Corporate Community School
David Miller, CEO of Dare To Be King, traveled from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. to Chicago on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 to read from, discuss, autograph and give away copies of his bestselling book for Black boys, Khalil's Way.
Additionally, he spoke with the boys about things in their lives that few people can effectively do, including father absence, bullying, high academic achievement, and having goals and visions in life.
This session could have been entitled, "Reading Books and Building Bonds!" More than 100 resilient young Black male students from two schools in Chicago: Barbara Sizemore Academy (Southside) and Joseph Kellman Corporate Community School (Westside) participated.
Mr. Miller gives a special thanks to Phillip Jackson and Black Star Project and Pat Ford and the Steans Family Foundation for handling the logistics.
This celebrated documentary tells the dramatic success story of the women's peace movement of Liberia, where Christian and Muslim women banded together to end their country's civil war. Leymah Gbowee, the central figure in the film, and the Women of Liberia are the recipients of the 2009 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
The Black Star Project's
The Sunday University
A discussion on the merits of Chi-Raq and Pray The Devil Back to Hell
Sunday, December 20, 2015
3509 South King Drive, Suite 2B
FREE Movie and Discussion!!!
While this movie is free, we will pass the "revolutionary plate" to support the work of The Black Star Project.
Limited Seating, First Come-First Seated
Click Here to See trailer of Pray the Devil Black to Hell
Prologue Schools in Chicago Are Looking for Out-of-School Youth 16 to 21 Years Old to Earn a High School Diploma
Call 773.935.9925 for More Information
On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's 2016 Birthday Weekend, All of the World Will Mentor Young Men and Young Women
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
International Mentor Weekend
January 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2016
by Mentoring Youth
Will your elementary school, high school, college, church, fraternity, community organization, youth organization, sports team, street organization (gang), men's organization, youth detainment facility or any other organization that has control of the minds of young men and young women join this mentoring effort any day during the month of January 2016 for three hours on one day? We will send you everything that you need to be productive and successful.
We will help you plan and manage a 3-hour mentoring session on Dr. King's Birthday which includes:
Exposing Youth to Career Opportunities
Exploring Educational Options with Youth
Discussing the Culture and History of Your Community or Ethnic Group with Youth
Presentations by Local Motivational and Historical Guest Speakers
Teaching Young People Character Development Using the Six Core Principles of Muhammad Ali
Lunch or Snack
A Certificate of Completion for Youth Participating in the MLK Mentor Day Session
1. Friday, January 15, 2016 - View a relevant film or documentary
2. Saturday, January 16, 2016 - Plan a community service project
3. Sunday, January 17, 2016 - Take A Young Person To Worship
4. Monday, January 18, 2016 - Mentoring activities
For more information, please call 773.285.9600 to register your city or group for a MLK Mentor Weekend today. We are looking for cities from around the world to participate.
We Teach Young Black Boys to Read Well
The latest NAEP scores (National Assessment of Educational Progress) show that only 7% of Black 8th-Grade boys in Chicago read at a proficient level. This is down 3%, from 10%, in 2013.
We teach Black Boys to read well. If you have a 1st-through 4th-grade Black boy that you want to learn to read well, call 773.285.9600 so that we can register your Black boy into our Saturday University.
This program is free, but requires parents to make a commitment to their child learning to read well.
Click Here to see 1st-through 4th-grade Black boys learning to read well