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Session Prep for February 18-19,2023

Please read the message below in its entirety regarding the Saturday and Sunday sessions, along with required items. Our current cohort is at the halfway mark, so please remember the attendance policy and the importance of full participation for every session.

Cultural/Global: Know Your Narrative

Objective: The purpose of this session is to begin to explore each young man’s ancestral heritage as a part of defining their cultural identity. The information gathered will be used to develop their culminating ceremony speech.

Day #1

Date/Time: February 18, 2023 (Arrive by 11:30am; Session ends at 3pm)

Session Location: ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center

300 Seventh Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28202

Attire: TROPF Blue Polo Shirt, Khaki Pants, Comfortable Shoes, TROPF Backpack (all TROPF session information) Bank Statement and Mentor Log

Assignment: Ancestry DNA kits were given out in January and a profile should be established on, as well as kits activated. Each young man is to complete the DNA test, leverage the online resources at, and conversations with family to identify their father’s lineage for four generations (e.g., mom and dad, father parents, father grandparents, father great grandparents).

*Note: Assignments are still due when you are absent from a session.

Speaker: Dr. Spurgeon Webber, Webber Dentistry

Activity: Bowling @ The Epicenter

Activity Pick-Up Time and Location: 6:30 pm @ Bowlero Epicenter, 210 E Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Day #2

Date/Time: February 19, 2023 (Arrive by 9:45 am; Church Service, in-person)

Location: First Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church

1515 Remount Rd.

Charlotte, NC. 28208

*****Parents are welcome to attend*****

Attire: TROPF Blue Blazer, Blue Oxford Shirt, Khaki Pants, Black Dress Shoes, TROPF Bowtie