Rites of Passage

Author: Shirley R. Butler-Derge
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761843214
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this book, Dr. Shirley R. Butler-Derge examines Rites of Passage programs and whether they are an effective and necessary educational tool to improve academic performance and self-confidence among male African American high school students—a demographic group that has statistically struggled in both standardized testing results and grade point averages. Dr. Shirley R. Butler-Derge provides commentary on the effectiveness of these programs as well as some necessary components that must be incorporated when developing and implementing Rites of Passage programs.

Her Rite of Passage

Author: Cassandra Mack
Publisher: Authors Choice Press
ISBN: 9780595470365
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Her Rite of Passage presents a complete curriculum that shows you what to do to design and carry out a successful African-centered rites program from start to finish. This guidebook will help you: understand the rites of passage process, incorporate African-centered rituals and interactive activities into your program, develop a better understanding of the social and cultural orientation of African-American girls, facilitate weekly rap sessions and plan and organize the initiation retreat and crossover ceremony.

Investing In Your Health You ll Love The Returns

Author: Will Shelton
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1506904807
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book examines current diets to help you make decisions about your eating style as well as taking a look at sleep patterns in association with our overall health. Health and physical education warrant a bigger role in our children’s overall health and well being. One of the chapters is entitled: Games People Play, which focuses on games you played growing up. Will Shelton is deeply concerned that some neighborhoods, including parks are too violent for youth to play in. He presents some innovative ideas that can help curtail violence in neighborhoods. “We need to bring back pride as a core value in some neighborhoods so youth have a vested interest in their respective neighborhoods, by creating jobs, safe parks and recreational centers, better teachers, principals, other school staff, school curriculum, mentorship programs, rites of passage programs, violence prevention programs, better training of police and dramatically stop how guns, drugs and other weapons enter neighborhoods.” ~Will Shelton Will Shelton’s book Investing in Your Health... You’ll Love the Return is an insightful and innovative look at our personal health status and how we can improve it. It examines why we eat the foods we select. It answers the following questions and so much more: What can we specifically do to defeat the #1 Killer of Americans using empirical data? Is healthcare a right or privilege? What are the factors that are affecting our health? What cellular “Master Switch” can be turned on by eating the right kinds of foods to prevent diabetes, obesity, heart disease and other diseases? How do you unlock the subconscious mind to health, wealth and contentment? Why Financial Principles are a requirement for total health happiness? Why is generational health and wealth a vital legacy, in terms of passing the Torch of Health and Wealth to this generation of youth? How does the Glycemic Index help lower sugar intake? How can Stress Busters techniques and activities help with stress? You are a cornucopia of endless treasure. Now is the time to claim your treasure by Investing In Your Health... You'll Love the Returns!

Rites of Passage

Author: Li'a Petrone
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781944110130
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Rites of Passage for the Young Black Male in America is part of a movement to assist the black neighborhoods across the U.S. in community building that starts with the young black male as an integral component. We now know that we must start as early as ten years of age with the training and building. We as a people must begin to re-learn and acknowledge our African roots to our children. Then hand off the torch to each and every boy so that he can take his rightful place in his community and his world.

The Making of Men

Author: Dr. Arne Rubinstein
Publisher: Dr Arne Rubinstein
ISBN: 1922057312
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As parents, we all want our boys to grow up to be happy, healthy and successful. For this to happen, it’s vital we understand their world, their challenges, and how our relationship with them must change as they become young men. Using real-life examples, parenting expert Dr Arne Rubinstein clearly explains the risks teenagers face today, including drugs, alcohol, technology and peer group pressure. He then shows how you can equip your son to make safe and sensible choices. Whether you’re a single mum of a happy-go-lucky eight-year old, or the parent of a troubled teen, The Making of Men is a practical, commonsense guide to helping your son transition from a boy to a young man who is motivated and inspired. ‘Funny, encouraging, gritty and real.’ Steve Biddulph, bestselling author of Manhood and Raising Boys

Young Lions

Author: Chris McNair
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780687099375
Format: PDF
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This resource introduces and supports a mentoring program that offers African American young men• Positive peer group involvement • Hands-on skill development • Knowledge of the African American culture • Relationship with Christian African American men as role models. This resource provides the tools and encouragement needed to help leaders of African American young men experience the joy of supporting and challenging youth to grow as Christ's disciples. Includes practical tips for getting started, a comprehensive leadership recruitment and training plan, complete meeting outlines and directions, reproducible pages for participants, and an interaction-oriented mentor's guide.

African Centered Rites of Passage and Education

Author: Lathardus Goggins (II.)
Publisher: African Amer Images
ISBN: 9780913543498
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discussing the correlation between one's self-conception and one's academic performance, this book explains African centered rites and the rituals and ceremonies behind them.

The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology

Author: Elizabeth Vera
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195396421
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology presents a lifespan approach to prevention that emphasizes strengths of individuals and communities, integrates multicultural and social justice perspectives, and includes best practices in the prevention of a variety of psychological problems in particular populations.

The Secrets for Motivating Educating and Lifting the Spirit of African American Males

Author: Ernest H. Johnson, Ph.D.
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462046436
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Unlike the media would have you believe, most black males find great value in education. They want to believe that they have a special gift and that they can make a difference in the world. The problem is that they have ill feelings about how society has deprived them of the most qualified teachers and the best ways to be engaged in their own education. As a consequence of repeatedly being marginalized, criticized, and put down by society and teachers, they do not feel motivated to attend school or to produce outstanding academic work. The Secrets for Motivating, Educating, and Lifting the Spirit of African American Males contains essays that center on how to help educators and parents to equip young black males with the drive necessary to craft fulfilling lives for themselves so they don’t slip through the cracks in the educational system. “Historically, we are still dealing with what happens to the image of Black people in the minds of white people. A book like this helps to make certain that the information teachers provide to all students—regardless of their race—will help them understand that the history of this country has made generation after generation of black students see themselves as academically and socially inferior to white people. Most importantly, it’s the teachers—not just black teachers, but all teachers— who have to understand the power they have to change the mindset of society. Changing how society thinks about Black people, particularly Black males, is a task teachers can truly accomplish because they have the power to create lesson plans that challenge how students think about each other. For such lessons are important for changing the attitudes and beliefs of the entire community in which we live.” – REVEREND C.T. VIVIAN, A Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement, Author, Educator, and a Close Friend of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “This book provides a fresh perspective for understanding the problems associated with the education of Black males. As a minister, I have not encountered a project that gathers the collective wisdom of a group of over 20 Black male educators who are dedicated to helping the world save young Black males. When all their ideas come together, they are bound to create a storm of new thinking about how all of us can work together. As a spiritual leader, my role is to help young Black males understand that the same God that was in Dr. King is the same God that is in them. This is a difficult lesson for some Black males who have been brainwashed to see themselves as having no say about the outcome of their lives. This book will help us, including those in the ministry, to reevaluate the thinking patterns of our boys so that we can better prepare them for the critical thinking that is required for life in the 21st century.” – REVEREND ROBERT KILGORE, Assistant Pastor at Hillside International Truth Center, Atlanta, GA

Educating Black Males

Author: Ronnie Hopkins
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791431573
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Offers insights into the creation of more effective and empowering schools and classrooms for Black males.