April 21, 2017 will forever mark a major milestone for The 13th Man as an organization. It was on this day that we were able to see all of our hard work and determination come to life.
After months of planning , we are beyond thrilled to announce that we have officially launched The 13th Man Charlotte, NC chapter, led by Mr. Fred Lott. The charter chapter offers all of the same programs as The13th Man DC; from academic tutoring to the mentor program - the members of The 13th Man Charlotte will be able to experience everything that The 13th Man has to offer.
One of the key components of The13th Man is the Summer Classic program. It is through the Summer Classic that13th Man members are able to experience a series of leadership workshops that afford them the opportunity to hear from some amazing professionals. Since the Summer Classic is such a major event for the organization, it would only be right that the Charlotte chapter was launched with the first annual Charlotte Spring Classic.
At 5:00 pm on April 21, 2017, we welcomed 19 new members into The 13th Man family. During the Summer Classic, these young men were able to experience the wisdom of several amazing speakers, panelists, and mentors who conducted workshops and aimed to help them become better leaders.
From the exciting trip to Sky Zone on Friday night, to the informative panel discussion that took place on Saturday evening, The 13th Man of Charlotte left the Classic with an incredible experience that they’ll never forget.
We’d like to give a very special thank you to all of the speakers, panelists, mentors, and volunteers that came out to make this such a spectacular event. We couldn’t have done it without any of you.
The 13th Man Expands to
Troy Carpenter Jr.
Yes, you’ve read that right, we have decided that 3 days just aren’t enough time for our annual Summer Classic and we’ve decided that we’re going to extend it to 4 days. By extending the program to 4 days, we are hoping to not only provide our members with a lot more insightful information during their sessions, but we are also hoping to be able to build a better connection with them as well. They’ll be able to speak with some phenomenal professionals, have more mentor-mentee interactions, and be able to reconnect with one another. On Wednesday, July 26, parents/guardians will be able to drop off their child(ren) at the Greenbelt Marriott at 3 pm for the Summer Classic kick-off. After the kick-off, the 13th men will leave to go see the Washington Nationals play against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.
Over the next three days they will experience interactive workshops and discussion sessions, as well as participate in other fun activities such as go kart racing, video van gaming, and a host of other fun activities. On Saturday, July 29, parents will come back to the Greenbelt Marriott at 12 noon to participate in our closing ceremony where the 13th men will be awarded for their participation in the Classic.
DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING EXTENDED PROGRAM!!!
The Annual Summer Classic
Extended to 4 days!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR GRADUATING SENIORS!!!
Alfred Street Baptist Church HBCU Festival
The Alfred Street Baptist Church annual HBCU Festival has become a staple event for The 13th Man and its members to attend. For the past two years, we have attended the festival and have had a
wonderful experience. The festival is held at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA and has over 70 HBCU’s in attendance, several of which conduct on site admissions interviews. This festival is important for the 13th men because it affords them the opportunity to not only be able to see what colleges are out there, but it also allows them the chance to receive scholarships and awards that are exclusive to this event.
This year, we had the pleasure of having high school senior Tarrance Anderson attend the festival with us.
During his visit to the festival, Tarrance saw a host of colleges and he even completed a few on-site admissions interviews. We are beyond proud to say that by the close of the festival, Tarrance had received not one but TWO acceptances into college on the spot after his interviews! We couldn’t be prouder of Tarrance for taking his future into his own hands and attending the college festival.
CONGRATULATIONS TARRANCE ON SUCH AN AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENT!!! YOU’VE DEFINITELY EARNED IT!!!
SAVE THE DATE
Academic tutoring ends in DC
The 13th Man Barbecue
12 - 6 pm
The 13th Man Fundraiser Event 6:30 - 8:30 pm
SOBE Restaurant and Lounge
JULY 17, 2017
Charlotte Golf Tournament
AUGUST (Official Date TBD) Charlotte Back to School BBQ Location: TBD
AUGUST 27, 2017
DC Back to School BBQ
Watkins Regional Park
Watkins Park Drive
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
3rd Annual Golf Tournament Woodmore Country Club
Since 1991, Dr. Fitts has served as either the director or coordinator for six programs both at Progressive Life Center and in other organizations where he has worked in the D.C. metropolitan area. He is also serves as Board Secretary for The Foster and Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center (FAPAC) in Washington, D.C.
For over 20 years, he has served in progressively more responsible roles, including project management, in a wide variety of social service programs that address the concerns of children, youth, families, juvenile offenders and recipients of behavioral health services.
Dr. Fitts earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University in New Orleans, LA and a M.S.W. in clinical social work from Howard University School of Social Work. In addition, Dr. Fitts serves as an Adjunct Professor at Howard University’s School of Social Work.
He is the proud father of two children, Marcus, a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, and Nicole, a graduate from the University of Maryland and current graduate student at Trinity College. He is also a dedicated husband of 30 years to his lovely wife Darlene.
“Hello Parents and Students!
We have tackled so many subjects this year including Algebra, History, Chemistry, Geometry, Biology, and even French and Spanish. Our students have worked from foundational reading and math skills to advance levels. This has truly been an exciting year; discussing the political debates and its effects on the World; completing science packets and essay papers. We have learned so much through hands-on activities, educational videos and computer research. We have started our very first book club and actually read Shakespeare. We enjoyed helping with your SAT/ACT preparations ensuring that you are ready for the next big journey in life (College)! We have seen tremendous improvements and confidence building during this school year, through the interactive learning and problem solving- skills.
Every day, we try to find creative ways to make learning easier and fun, however we also communicate to each student that education has to be earned through hard work and entitles great rewards. We will always promote learning and its importance in every child’s life. During our Saturday sessions (first hour) we have intriguing group discussions to stimulate the student minds whether it’s a political debate or an advanced Medical journal. We watched geographic videos to discuss important topics all over the world.
Let’s Learn tutoring would like to say Thank You for an exciting year! We had a lot of fun and it has been a pleasure working with all of you.
Hope to see you in the Fall!” – Barbette Scaife
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.
Khalil Baker – March 3
Jarrett Rollins – March 12
Messiah Stallings – March 20
Ivan Cotton-Powell – March 26
Kristopher Tynes Jr. – April 17
Charles Harrison III – April 18
Michael Rustin Jr. – May 2
Malik Reed – May 6
Joshua Taliaferro – June 5
Damion Overby – June 11
Noah Ngimbi – June 12
Kenyon Moyers – June 22
Morgan Ford – June 24
Isaiah Rice – July 14
Zion Golden – July 25
Jordan Blake – July 30
“Happy Birthday Fellas!” - Mr. Kelly