NEWSLETTER | OCTOBER\NOVEMBER
The Everett E. Kelly
13th Man Scholarship
As a part of our member of the month program, we’d like to recognize Zion Golden as our very first member of the month. Zion is being recognized for his continued dedication to being an active member of the 13th Man and for his success in his extracurricular activities.
He has not only attended every 13th Man event this year, but he has also been a regular attendee in our weekly tutoring sessions. On September 25, Zion came out to speak at our 3rd annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Woodmore Country Club where he was able to give all of the sponsors and golfers more insight into what the 13th Man does for the young men in our program.
Outside of being a member of the 13th Man, Zion continues to excel in his extracurricular activity of playing golf. This month Zion was featured on the cover of the 100 Black Men’s quarterly newsletter
for his participation in their 100 Way Golf Event. Congratulations Zion on such a wonderful accomplishment!
Member of the Month
t is with great pleasure that we can announce the upcoming launch of our very own
scholarship fund! The Everett E. Kelly 13th Man Scholarship fund is a scholarship put in place by 13th Man founder Mr. E. Davon Kelly in remembrance of his father, the late, Mr. Everett E. Kelly.
The Everett E. Kelly 13th Man Scholarship will be awarded to two (2) 13th Man members who plan to enroll in and attend a post-secondary education program during the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 academic year. Each awarded scholar will receive $2,500 towards his education that will be awarded in two equal disbursements of $1,250 directly to the academic institution of his choosing (upon proof of enrollment).
The scholarship will open on December 14, 2017 to all 13th Man members who meet the following eligibility requirements:
Must be a high school senior in good standing
Must be a registered 13th Man member as of
December 31, 2017
Must have a minimum GPA of 2.50
(equivalent to a letter grade of C)
In addition to the listed eligibility requirements, the scholarship recipient will be selected based on his responses to a series of extended short answer questions and the number of 13th Man events that he has attended in his jurisdiction throughout the 2017 calendar year. The deadline for application submission is 11:59 pm on March 31, 2018.
For more information and a more detailed description of the scholarship and eligibility requirements, visit www.the13thman.org.
DC Meets CLT
The 13th Man is privileged to be able to offer support to over 100 young men in our Washington DC & Charlotte NC locations. While ensuring that the members of each individual chapter are able to get together as a group, we still wanted to get both chapters together for a joint event. On October 14, 2017, the members of the DC chapter embarked on a road trip to Charlotte, NC to meet with some of the members of the CLT chapter.
During the Fall Classic, 25 young men enjoyed fun and fellowship as they partook in several team building exercises and enrichment activities. They were also able to enjoy some fun and leisure at Dave & Buster’s where they enjoyed game play and bowling. After a day full of team building and enrichment activities, the young men had the opportunity to hear from ex-Dallas Cowboys player Mr. Tony George who spoke to them during their nightly guy talk session. During the guy talk session, Mr. George announced that his company, George Mechanical would personally fund each 13th Man in attendance his full college education if he graduates with a 4.0 GPA. We were all speechless by his generosity!
The Fall Classic concluded with an amazing closing ceremony held at Turning Point Ministries in Gastonia, NC followed by a delicious lunch.
This year’s Fall Classic was such a hit that we can’t wait for next year!!
Loudoun County Launch
March 16, 2018 will mark another new chapter for the 13th Man. We will be launching a new chapter of members in Loudoun County Virginia with a Winter Classic event. Led by Mr. Kevin Wideman, the Loudoun County chapter 13th Man will become another extension of our organization that will provide support to those young men in the Loudoun County area. Look out for more details as we continue to progress and send out updates on the Loudoun County chapter.
DECEMBER 2, 2017
Samaritan Feet Community Service Outreach-
6:30 am to 10:00 am
DECEMBER 9, 2017 13th Man College Admissions and
Financial Aid Workshop
11 am to 1 pm
DECEMBER 14, 2017—DC Holiday Party – Landover, MD
7 pm to 10 pm
CLT Holiday Party
Time & Location TBD
FEBRUARY 10 Samaritan Feet Community Outreach
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE
Bowie State University
On November 11, ten members of the 13th Man participated in the Bowie State University Student Leadership Conference. The conference was designed to provide middle school and high school students with a day filled with insightful workshops centered on various leadership topics such as College and Career Readiness, Financial Literacy, Youth Entrepreneurship, and Leadership.
Its programs like these that help to build and empower our youth to be their best selves, and we are more than grateful for the opportunity to have had our members be a part of such a great conference
Saturday, November 18, 2017 fifteen 13th Man Members participated in our first ever community service project in Washington, D.C. Project Giveback is an annual tradition in the city. The packing and distribution of food boxes served more than 2,000 underserved residence of District of Columbia. The Participants stuffed, packed, and served for two and half hours. Seven mentors came out and supported the effort. Special thanks to Ray Nix for bringing this opportunity to the chapter. We will be serving next year, as this will be an annual tradition for our Participants. The fellowship was a great way to take the focus off ourselves and turn our attention to serve and help families in need.
The 13th Man Tutoring program for the 2017-2018 Academic school year kicked off on Saturday, September 9 for both the DC & Charlotte Chapters. The response to the tutoring program so far this year has been nothing short but amazing! Read below to see some of the feedback that we’ve received from our tutors over the past few months.
“Tutoring is underway and has taken off wonderfully!! The participants and families have been engaged and are giving us great feedback. We have been focusing mainly on math, science, writing research papers and SAT prep. We have also been exploring colleges online with our senior scholar and developed a plan of action for him to lead him on the road to college.
“I generally work with our middle school scholars (usually between 2-3 in total) and our other tutor, Mr. Reece has been working with our high school scholars (usually between 3-5 in total).
This upcoming Saturday (October 28) we will be focusing on working on a math program online that caters to middle and high school students in addition to working on their individual areas of needs.” -- Cherie Graham, Lead tutor in Charlotte, NC
“Today was an awesome and smooth day! [9 participants]
We started out with a group discussion on how to say no to drugs in schools. We talked about the different drugs and the effects on the human body. This certainly helped to wake the boys up.
We had great individual sessions on PSAT, SAT, history, math, chemistry and writing an essay! Lastly, Daniel is doing very well and even coaching/teaching others on the SAT today!” --Barbette Scaife, Lead tutor in DC
We’d like to give a special birthday shout out to all of the 13th Men who will be celebrating a birthday in the coming months.
“Happy Birthday Fellas!” - Mr. Kelly
Rhyan Cheatam Oct. 3
Rayquan Harrison Oct. 6
Eyalan Owona Oct. 7
Dylan Palanga Oct. 8
Antonio Brookins Oct. 10
Charles Martin Oct. 16
Caleb Dozier Oct. 17
Nolan Wingfield Oct. 23
Kameron Moyers Nov. 2
Mekhi Williams Nov. 4
Christian Fleming Nov. 5
Devaughn Williams Nov. 11
Isaiah Anderson Nov. 11
Amar Taylor Nov. 12
Etilga Owona Nov. 12
Jedediah Grady Nov. 15
Keaton Anderson Nov. 19
Demarco Walker Nov. 20
Austin Rucker Nov. 23
Jaden Sweeney Nov. 27
Shon Johnson Nov. 27