Monthly Archives: December 2023

L.A.M.P. Retreat 2023


From the memories of two successful Capstone Experience Excursions trips to Washington, D.C. with rising seniors came the “seeds of development” that led to the Fall Retreat, a modified L.A.M.P. Workshop held Saturday, October 28, 2023, at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. Most of the thirty-seven Mentees confirmed to attend knew early on that this was not going to be a regular workshop. First, Mr. Holmes and Mr. Charles had informed them that the normal wearing of suits and ties was not required; that casual/comfortable dress was ok, and that this event would last all day with drop off at 8:30 am Saturday morning and pick-up not occurring until [...]

L.A.M.P. Retreat 20232023-12-06T19:15:22-08:00

September 2023 Workshop


Developing excellent COMMUNICATION skills is absolutely essential to effective leadership. The leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can't get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn't even matter. Gilbert Frank Amelio, (DOB: March 1, 1943) is an American Technology Executive. Amelio worked at Bell Labs, Fairchild Semiconductor, and the semiconductor division of Rockwell International. (Wikipedia) ______________________________________________________________ September, the month known for the start of vibrant fall colors, high-school football, home-coming events and L.A.M.P.’s workshop on writing excellence in business communications. After a satisfying continental breakfast, greetings [...]

September 2023 Workshop2023-12-06T19:04:51-08:00



On behalf of the Gamma Zeta Boulé Foundation (GZBF) Board of Directors, please accept my season’s greetings, and best wishes to you and yours. This November’s Yellow Pad missive coincides with the giving season that started with Giving Tuesday which yields a seminal invitation to join us in making an indelible impact on the lives of scholars in our renowned L.A.M.P. Mentor Program. I submit that GZBF’s stewardship of the L.A.M.P. Mentor Program underwrites a philanthropic selection which consistently produces superior returns. L.A.M.P. has a 17 year track record of deploying a proprietary operating technology to empower African American adolescent males by: (1) administering exemplary leadership training, (2) teaching practical interpersonal [...]

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