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Silverback Society News

On Internet Radio Today and First Silverback Enters Honore Center at SUNO

 

We're live on Loisirslit Internet Radio Today at 5:30
(and hopefully the youth will have their own soon)

Today the Silverback Society will be featured on a live broadcast of Loisirslit Internet radio. from 5:30 to 6:30 I will be having a conversation with Randy McBride about our work and our volunteer opportunities for Mentors and Role Models. This link will go live at about 4:00PM and stay live for the 5-8 Non-Profit Thursday program, that each Thursday features a different non=profit that is trying to make a difference in New Orleans. Actually you will be able to listen to the show afterwards as well.

I was introduced to Randy McBride by fellow W. K.Kellogg Community Leadership Network Fellow Cyndi Nguyen of VIET as part of an effort to create an internet based Youth Radio New Orleans technology and communications training hub for young people in New Orleans. Cyndi and I were inspired by a tour of Youth Radio Oakland which has turned into a technology and communications training magnet for young people in Oakland. We want to thank those with vision on the City Council and the Mayor's office who are supporting our effort and encourage others to help us help kids in New Orleans have such productive outlets and opportunities. We need dozens of them in variety. We in the Silverback Society need to be able to point kids to opportunities to engage their interests

 

First Silverback Scholar enters Honoré Center at SUNO

As Southern University President Ron Mason looks on, Lawrence Clovis, Landry/Walker class of 2014, introduces himself to the audience of parents and well wishers at SUNO. In his brief remarks, he touted his Silverback experience as a major factor in his life. He was a member of our second class at Murray Henderson and takes a great deal of pride in the fact that co-founder Pastor Arthur Wardsworth was one of his Silverback Mentors. Lawrence is the first Silverback Scholar to participate in the Honoré Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement program named for General Russell Honoré, managed by Warren Bell and housed on SUNO's campus.

The program provides a full scholarship, housing, dining and a stipend for young men who maintain standards and agree to work as a teacher or other public service field for two years after graduation.

After experiencing Lawrence's diligence and effort, Mr. Bell has been quite candid about his desire to have more Silverback Scholars enter the program in the future. Lawrence is uplifting the Silverback brand and paving the way for others.