Men of Distinction

Vol. 3, Ed. 14, 2.28.2019

Mr. Owens believes...

"As a nation, we are in need of educating EVERY child to their highest potential. We need to offer an avenue of hope and accomplishment to help children reach their goals. Mentorship has always been a part of my life and I hope that I will be able to leave a legacy of building up children so they won't become broken men. May our children leave us and go out into the world and make it a better place." ~ Mr. Melvin J. Owens
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MOD - Durham Middle School

Principal Gary Holt of Durham Middle School shared with the MOD's and their mentors the process of interviewing and putting forth your best self. Mr. Holt was able to pour in a lot of knowledge through his years of interviewing for jobs and presenting himself in a manner to be employable. MOD's were able to take that information and collaborate among themselves and with their mentors. This is a subject that was continually touched on throughout the week. Thank you Mr. Holt!
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2018 - 2019 Lunch and Learn Meetings

September 12, 2018


October 17, 2018


November 14, 2018


December 12, 2018


January 9, 2019


February 13, 2019


March 20, 2019


April 17, 2019


May 15, 2019

MOD - LHS Harmon "February Lunch and Learn"

Big thank you to Mr. John Elliot for presenting to the Men of Distinction on the subject of Affirmation. Mr. Elliot asked the MOD's to close their eyes and he read affirmations to them. This role playing exercise really made them think about how it feels when someone speaks positive words over them. Mr. Elliot stated, "affirmation is like oxygen- you can’t live without it. It makes you feel valued and important, gives us hope, and we know we are loved and wanted." He gave the MODs a list of what gives us a sense of worth. Things like: Compliments, Support, Praise, Encouragement, and Confirmation.

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2018 - 2019 Monthly Group Topics

August - Dress for Success


September - Goal Setting


October - College and Career Planning


November - Compassion


December - Dealing with feelings


January - Table Etiquette


February - Affirmation


March - Bullying and Drug Prevention


April - My Story


May - Reflection

Children need someone to be a champion for them...

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