Men of Distinction

Vol. 3, Ed. 11, 10.30.2018

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

10 Good Things to Start Today...

Mr. Owens and Mr. McCann speaking to the MOD's about the 10 good things they could start today. The MODs collaborated with one another and shared some awesome experiences and things they are doing in their neighborhoods and with their teammates in sports.

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

LHS Harmon October 2018 Lunch and Learn

The Men of Distinction and their mentors had a great time breaking bread, catching up on stories from the last month, and discussing the message from Mr. Andy Plunkett, Assistant Chief of Schools, over "Pathway to College". Mr. Plunkett spoke about planning, financial aid, and building a better future. The "Top 10 List" he gave the MoDs are priceless and we are so happy that he gives of his time to these young men.

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 - Financial Peace


April - My Story


May - Reflection

Durham MS October 2018 Lunch and Learn Meeting

It was a great day at Durham Middle School with guest speaker and fellow mentor, Mr. Tim Reese. Mr. Reese is the Chief Inspector for the Lewisville Fire Department. Thank you Mr. Reese for speaking on Dressing for Success. "The way you dress will set the tone in what people will think of you before you ever open your mouth. The way you dress will help you with the credibility of what you say." MODs were able communicate with their peers and mentors on ways to dress appropriately for any situation. Good discussions and I enjoyed seeing so many of them asking meaningful questions.

Mentorship is so important! We must continue to show them the way.

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Durham MODs learning how to work together (Leadership Activity)

Mr. Dan Smith, MOD sponsor at Durham MS, took the MODs through a leadership activity. This was a way for them to get to know one another and learn about each others strengths. This activity was total hands off by Mr. Smith and he got to see a wonderful brotherhood form.
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