With the spotlight being shone on the many instances of police brutality, community unrest,
college going statistics, and more, it is critical that young men—our emerging “family”
leaders—have enhanced opportunities to engage with and be supported by other men and
peers with the goal to create an atmosphere of success; a community that goes beyond
emphasizing survival, and provides the space that thriving—reaching one’s full potential—is
not a wish but a reality.  The Eta Theta Lambda Mentoring Program embraces that potential
reality and is designed to help make it so.    

The Black Lives Matter -- Black Men Thrive Mentoring and
builds upon the ETL family's tradition of engaging young men in
mentoring activities.  These activities are always steeped in:

1.  Leadership Development
2. Academic Enhancement
3. Self-Expression
4. Literacy
5. Oracy
Over the course of about 8 virtual sessions participants will read Nic Stone's Dear Justyce (about 25
pages every two weeks)..  Based upon the readings, anchoring themes have been developed to guide
our small group discussions.  The themes are broad enough for diverse application to the challenges,
aspirations, and issues that influence our daily lives.

We anticipate lively discussions led by participants and facilitated by mentors.  At the end of 8 weeks
we will reset with a new text and a new set of themes.  
Our first session is scheduled to start on January 7, 2021,  If you are interested (and we hope your
are!) please sign up now!  You can fill out the very short registration form below and click/tap
submit, get the book from your library, or online and start reading!  We can't wait to get started!  
Our meeting dates are listed below.
Mark your calendars now!

We will meet on Thursday evenings from 8PM to 9PM

Here is our session schedule:

anuary 7, 2021 (  Chapter 1)  

21, 2021 (Chapter 2 & 3)

ebruary 4, 2021 (Chapter  4 & 5)

18, 2021 (Chapter 6 & 7)

arch 4, 2021 (Chapter 8 & 9)

18, 2021 (Chapter 10 & 11)

pril 1, 2021 (Chapter 12 to end)

April 1
5, 2021
Yes, I want to participate in the Black Lives Matter -- Black Men Thrive
and Literacy Program
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Once we receive this completed form we will send you access
information.  In the meantime checkout or buy Dear Justyce, and start