Bro. MAJ Ahmad Andrews spoke to the Mount Vernon High School football team in Fairfax County on October 30, 2019.
The MANUP mentoring program featured Bro. MAJ Ahmad Andrews on October 30, 2019 at Mount Vernon High School (MVHS). Bro. Andrews addressed 100 high school students challenging them to make positive choices, work hard, and consistently pursue academic excellence. He quoted the famous Booker T. Washington stating, “associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company. The individual who can do something that the world wants done will, in the end, make his way regardless of his race.”
The MANUP mentoring program is for young males and is sponsored by the Psi Alpha Alpha chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. The MANUP program partners with Mt. Vernon High School and Gum Springs in Fairfax Virginia and has over 60 students from 6th graders to graduating seniors. The MANUP program consists of mentoring students thru exposure to various careers and pre-college initiatives through lecture series and field trips throughout the scholastic calendar year.
Bro. MAJ Ahmad Andrews | MANUP Program | MVHS | October 2019
Bro. Andrews spoke on his personal experiences in enlisting in the United States Navy, playing collegiate football, and becoming a commission officer in the U.S Army by way of the Tuskegee University ROTC Program at Tuskegee University in Alabama. The students were inspired by his story of perseverance and hard work. They were engaged and equated his successes after a notable high school football career with their own need to strategically plan multiple routes to achieve success.
The MVHS football team is currently undefeated in their conference play and will battle T.C. Williams on Friday November 1st to becoming Division Champions.
MANUP Program | MVHS | October 2019
Bro. Ken Younger, Bro. Kevin Williams, Bro. MAJ Ahmad Andrews, Monty Fritts, Head Coach; Bro. Eric Kelly, Basileus, Bro. LTC Chester Keller, Bro. Tony Wells, Bro. Michael Frazier
Northern Area II Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
On March 9, 2019, the men of Psi Alpha Alpha (PsiAA) Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in collaboration with the members of The Mighty Third District, Northern Area II Chapters united for the 2019 Memorial Service at Heritage Fellowship Church 2501 Fox Mill Road, Reston, VA 20191. Omicron Kappa Kappa was the Host Chapter for this year’s event. All Chapter Chaplains assisted with the appropriate level of planning and coordinating this mandated program to honor and recall the memory of those members who have entered into Omega Chapter. One of those great brothers was our very own Brother John L. Peoples, Charter Member of Psi Alpha Alpha entered into Omega Chapter November 2018.
The event was a tremendous success again. We truly set the standard as to how joints memorial services should be conducted. Brother Emanuel Carter (PsiAA Chaplain) brought forth the first biblical reading (Psalm 30). The spiritual words empowerment was brought forth with fears enthusiasm by the great brother District Chaplin Rev. Courtney Miller. After the repast, brothers assembled at the Amphora Diner Deluxe in Herndon, VA to break bread in remembrance of our late comrades. Sharing good times and laughs, the brothers dwelled together in unity and created great memories. Lastly, all participating chapters will receive credit for the completion of a mandated program.
WHAT: Twenty one Washington, D.C. public charter school leaders and District council members will hold a press conference Monday, May 16, at 10 a.m., to launch “Man the Block” - where city leaders and volunteers will monitor corners throughout the city to ensure more than 22,000 students have a safe route to and from school.
The press conference and meeting will be at the John Wilson Building, Room G-9. Man the Block will take place May 16 at 3:30, when schools are being dismissed.
WHEN: Monday, May 16, 10 a.m. (Press Conference)
WHERE: Wilson Building – Room G-9, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW
WHO: Speakers at the press conference include: David Grosso, D.C. Council At-Large member and chair of the Education Committee; Irene Holtzman, Executive Director of Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS); Dr. Marco Clark, founder and CEO of Richard Wright Public Charter School (PCS) for Journalism and Media Arts; a charter school student; and a parent of a charter school student.
The Brothers of Omega Psi Phi will meet at Richard Wright Charter School: Address: 770 M. Street, S.E. Washington, D.C. 2003.
Man the Block
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