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Silverback Society News

September Newsletter

Become a Mentor or Speaker

Click here and register on our website

At the Annual Silverback Society Gathering those who are interested in joining our mentoring and manhood training movement come together with those who have been doing this work for a powerful evening of information and comraderie in preparation for engaging the 2016-2017 class of Silverback Scholars. We begin that engagement the week after Thanksgiving, this year in 19 schools, expecting to mentor over 500 young boys into men! 

Our 2016 Annual Gathering of the Silverbacks - Tuesday October 25 at 6:PM at the McKenna Museum at 2003 Carondelet, once again generously hosted by Beverly and Doctor Dwight McKenna and the New Orleans Tribune.

If you would like to attend, please click here and register on our website

Please forward to relatives, friends, neighbors or coworkers who might be interested in joining our movement. 


Silverback Society High School Pilot Program

We are beginning to follow Silverback Scholars through high school. Last year we began the process by establishing the pilot for Silverback Society Chapters in high school. at Warren Easton and then this year something amazing happened. A Silverback student leader from last year took it upon himself to gather the incoming freshman Silverbacks, who came from schools all across the city. They began to have lunch together and told Mr. Goodly, the staff Silverback moderator that they were ready for us, and so he told Ron Wilkerson. Now on Wednesdays at 7:30AM the Silverbacks of Warren Easton are meeting to decide what they want to do as a chapter and what they will need from us to do so. Next year we will begin chapters at Karr and Landry / Walker.



Catch the next Episode of the Silverback Society TV Show


The latest episode of our TV Show is now available online. Click Here

In the first segment  Dr. Charles Corprew III shares data from his year long study of the Silverback Society program's impact at several New Orleans schools. In the second half of the show Ron Wilkerson shares how and why he and his social and pleasure club decided to take advantage of the Silverback Society's structured mentoring system to make their contribution to the community. Click Here or the photo below.



Congratulations to Mentor Eugene Green

Last week, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the appointment of two people to the New Orleans City Planning Commission and one was our very own mentor, Eugene Green. Both were unanimously confirmed by the New Orleans City Council and will serve a nine year term on the New Orleans City Planning Commission.  



Green is a graduate St. Augustine High School, and of Harvard University, where he studied for four years, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. Green earned his Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) from Tulane University. 


We Need Your Support! 

As the end of the calendar year draws to a close, I am keenly conscious of all the energy and creativity that move the Silverback Society forward. Meeting recently with school administrators, I've heard repeated accolades for how our mentors manifest deep care and concern for each of our students.  They know that the Silverback Society Program is making a difference on their campus. 

You and I share an appreciation for the importance of mentoring and I encourage you to please support our work before the calendar year ends on Dec 31st.  


One of our long-time donors has agreed to match your gift dollar for dollar if you make your gift by December 31! This means you can help us double our impact in the community. To take advantage of this matching gift challenge today visit CLICK HERE!