Men of Distinction

Vol. 3, Ed. 12, 11.28.2018

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

The 3 R's (Rapport, Relationship, and Respect)

The Men of Distinction had the pleasure of having Mr. T-Ronn Hicks to present to them The 3 R's meaning Rapport, Relationship, and Respect. Mr. Hicks stressed the importance of the MODs being able to understand people and work with them. He talked about self-respect and a person will only treat you as well as you treat yourself. The MODs had a good discussion on self talk and how they can continue to improve themselves and others around them.

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

Tie Session!

The Men of Distinction Durham had a great day learning to tie neckties with their principal -Mr. Gary Holt. sponsor- Mr. Dan Smith, and community mentors. What a day of starting a legacy and Rite of Passage for a young man. The MODs were very happy and engaged in the process. Thank you for your work gentlemen!
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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 - Financial Peace


April - My Story


May - Reflection

Men of Distinction Durham 1 on 1 with their Mentors!

Building Relationships!

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November 2018 Lunch and

The Men of Distinction and their mentors had an awesome time in fellowship, enjoying a nice lunch, and collaborating over the message from Mr. Jim Waverka on the topic Compassion. Mr. Waverka defined what compassion means and gave the MODs the opportunity to reflect and communicate examples of compassion in their lives. Many of the students brought up the Kindness initiative that the district is participating in schools. They have enjoyed seeing others show compassion and kindness when they come to school and at sporting events. The MODs also talked about the Grateful Dads who show up rain, sleet, and snow to give a high five, a smile, and a piece of candy.

Stay hunger! Keep Pushing! The best is yet to come...

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