#BlackBoyJoy Retreat

Updated: Jul 13, 2019

Culture Approved celebrates and encourages the uniqueness of individuals in all ways, always. In celebrating and encouraging Culture Approved aspires to write a new chapter to the narrative of our men, particularly Black men, by expanding our impact and hosting our first-annual #BlackBoyJoy Retreat on August 3, 2019 at Mills College from 9 am-2 pm. #BlackBoyJoy is more than just a hashtag. It is a necessary movement to catalyze change the world needs to see.

#BlackBoyJoy is the carefree ability for men of all ages to define and express their joy uniquely, unapologetically, and limitlessly.” - Khala Pace

Being a supporter of all things approved, we ask for your support in strengthening our impact by promoting, donating, or attending this necessary event.

How to help:

Our event will feature a combination of outdoor interactive activities blended with intellectually challenging team building exercises. Young scholars between the ages of 7 and 10 will be grouped into small teams where they will play and learn through organized competition, capitalizing on their inherent nature to compete, collaborate, have fun and feed their curious natures. The teams will be celebrated and recognized throughout the day for their hard work, competitive spirits and ability to collaborate and cooperate with one another. We will provide lunch and offer entertainment as well.

As we expand our outreach, we extend an invitation for you to get involved with this necessary event. We plan for approximately 50 scholars where each will receive breakfast, a backpack with school supplies, lunch, as well as a fulfilling day interacting with the influential community leaders.

What servitude would look at this event would be in the form of financial contribution, mentorship, and volunteering, With the contribution of $75 one scholar will enjoy a fully funded event. Our intent is that this event be for the community and by the community. As mentioned, we are also seeking both mentors and volunteers who are both vital in the overall success of the retreat. Community members, who represent the various range of professions, talents and careers in our society, will serve as mentors for our young scholars throughout the event. Volunteers will assist with maintaining the overall logistics of the event as well as providing general assistance where needed. In closing, we quote a well-known African proverb, “If you want to run fast, run alone. If you want to run far, run together.” Here at Culture Approved, we choose to run far in collaborating and strengthening our impact in our community and this world.

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