L.A.M.P. Mentees Attend 8th Annual Career STEAMposium

The 8th Annual Career STEAMposium was held on March 23, 2024 at Pasadena City College where over 300 persons participated. Among the participants were L.A.M.P. Mentees who are High School students (freshmen to seniors) and who are in the process of figuring out what careers they might pursue in the future. Among the amazing speakers of the day (Ramsey Jay Jr., Dr. Soroya Coley and others) was Ms. Jameeka Green-Aaron who inspired us all as she described her career journey from a young curious girl who took apart her parents vacuum cleaner to see how it worked, to the scientist who helped to put satellites in orbit and now is a [...]

L.A.M.P. Mentees Attend 8th Annual Career STEAMposium2024-03-30T13:42:57-08:00

The L.A.M.P. Mentor Program Continues to Inspire and Educate our African American Young Men

L.A.M.P. Alumni and Congressman Tony Cardenas Inspire Mentees at the L.A.M.P. December Event On December 16, 2024, the Gamma Zeta Boulé Foundation L.A.M.P. Mentor Program held its annual Alumni Reunion and Toys-for-Tots event at the home of Sire Archon Michael and Archousa Diane Scott. More than 40 Mentees, 11 Alumni, and 50 parents and Mentors attended the session. The December event has two main focuses. First, each Mentee was encouraged to bring at least one unwrapped toy to this annual event for youth in the community. This year ‘s Toy Drive netted more than 60 toys collected on behalf of our monthly facility-host and partner Pasadena Church, who in turn facilitated [...]

The L.A.M.P. Mentor Program Continues to Inspire and Educate our African American Young Men2024-03-30T13:08:42-08:00

Ramsey’s Yellow Pad

On behalf of the Gamma Zeta Boulé Foundation (GZBF) Board of Directors we wish you a pleasant Spring greeting. For this Yellow Pad communiqué I believe it is most apropos to provide an inside look at GZBF’s flagship social action program, the renowned L.A.M.P. Mentor Program. The 2 min video contained herein showcases several core tenets of our proprietary mentoring operating technology. Specifically, the video highlights the following: Rhythmic call and response to insure absolute focus and concentration Power of forensic speech / extemporaneous speaking to foster scholastic inquiry Peer to peer group critical thinking exercises to cultivate intellectual brotherhood Role model knowledge transfer from Mentors to Mentees fostered by [...]

Ramsey’s Yellow Pad2024-04-02T17:54:44-08:00

Congressman Tony Cardenas Inspires L.A.M.P. Mentees with an Impassioned Speech!

On December 16, 2023, at its annual L.A.M.P. Holiday Alumni Reunion and Toys for Tots Drive, the L.A.M.P. Mentees, and their parents heard an impassioned speech from Congressman Tony Cardenas of the 29 th Congressional District. Congressman Cardenas described many aspects of his long and fruitful career and ended his talk by asking each Mentee to reaffirm the words… “I Am a Leader” multiple times. Here is a one-minute video summarizing activities of the day. DONATE NOW

Congressman Tony Cardenas Inspires L.A.M.P. Mentees with an Impassioned Speech!2024-01-16T09:55:18-08:00

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 [...]


L.A.M.P. Mentor Program Visits Washington DC and the White House on the 2nd Capstone Experience Excursion.

The 2nd Annual L.A.M.P. Mentor Program Capstone Experience Excursion took 10 rising seniors, one graduating senior and six Mentors to Washington, DC for a week of college and museum visits, cultural activities and dinners with successful African American men from June 11-17, 2023. The group arrived at 7:00 am Sunday, June 11 and proceeded to the cultural center and restaurant at Busboys & Poets on 14th Street. Although everyone was tired from the red-eye flight from LAX, we all perked up when the shrimp & grits and other delectable dishes arrived for breakfast. After breakfast, the group checked into the two VRBO properties that would their homes for the week. Sunday [...]

L.A.M.P. Mentor Program Visits Washington DC and the White House on the 2nd Capstone Experience Excursion.2023-09-26T22:24:37-08:00
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