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UCLA commit John Humphrey’s (GZBF LAMP Program Mentee’s) reputation for sticky coverage a gift for Pasadena Muir

UCLA commit John Humphrey’s (GZBF LAMP Program Mentee’s) reputation for sticky coverage a gift for Pasadena Muir

John Humphrey, a GZBF LAMP Mentee, was recently featured in the Los Angeles Times for his outstanding athleticism. John, a Senior at John Muir High School, has received a full athletic scholarship to play football at UCLA. Equally important, John and the entire Humphrey family of boys have been consistent GZBF LAMP Program participants over …

Boulé Scholars Network Conference Reflections

Boulé Scholars Network Conference Reflections

This past June, I was fortunate enough to spend a weekend in San Antonio, TX attending the Boulé Scholars Network Conference. At the conference, I, along with six other young men from across the country, participated in various workshops focused on teaching professional and leadership skills. For example, we participated in a business etiquette workshop …

GZBF’s 2019-2020 LAMP Mentor Program Begins

GZBF’s 2019-2020 LAMP Mentor Program Begins

GZBF’s LAMP Mentor Program began its 2019-20 year with a stellar event. On August 24, 2019, we gathered at Fleming’s Restaurant and Wine Bar for an Orientation for all Mentees and the parents of new Mentees. During the Orientation we focused on the expectations of the LAMP Mentor Program towards its Mentees and the parents …

LAMP Mentor Program Holiday Alumni Reunion and Toy Drive

LAMP Mentor Program Holiday Alumni Reunion and Toy Drive

Our next LAMP event is the Annual Holiday GZBF LAMP Mentor Program Alumni Reunion and Toy Drive. It will occur on December 15, 2018, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the home of Drs. Maurice and Dawn Cashie Hale. This event will feature a panel discussion by GZBF LAMP Mentor Program Alumni, who will …

LAMP Mentor Program Update

LAMP Mentor Program Update

In November, we had a very meaningful and informative event. On November 17, the LAMP Mentor Program and the Good Man Movement met at Polytechnic School Upper School Library. We had a discussion of the theme for the 2019 Luncheon and watched the movie BlackKKKlansman. For most of the young men, this was their first …

The Man Cave @ The SoCal Womens’ Health Conference & Expo

The Man Cave @ The SoCal Womens’ Health Conference & Expo

On November 2, 2018, as part of its social action commitment to the community, GZBF joined in a partnership with the So Cal Women’s Health Conference to present the “Man Cave” at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel. For years, the health conference had focused primarily on health issues confronted by women. However, GZBF has worked with …

LAMP Mentor Program Update

LAMP Mentor Program Update

The October LAMP Mentor Program activity was another spectacular event. We joined The Good Man Movement for their Speed Networking activity on October 13, 2018, at Mt. Zion Church of Ontario, in Ontario, CA. The program introduced the Mentees to six (6) young (40 and under) successful African-American men. The speakers represented a number of …

LAMP Mentor Program Update

LAMP Mentor Program Update

The 2018-19 LAMP Mentor Program has picked up and continued the momentum of last year’s fabulous program. In seeking to enlarge our outreach, we have entered into a partnership with the Good Man Movement, a similar program to LAMP based in Ontario, CA. We see this arrangement as having the potential to expand the LAMP …