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DUKES FOUNDATION CORPORATION Developing Urban Kids with Etiquette and Self-esteem


January 28th - 30th, 2011


January 28th - 30th, 2011 TOURS: South Carolina State & Claflin Universities, Orangeburg, South Carolina, the historic Drayton Hall and Patriot’s Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Charleston, South Carolina SUMMIT & WORKSHOP VENUE: Scott’s Branch High School, Summerton, South Carolina. Guest Speaker, Attorney F. Renee Gaters SUMMIT DISCUSSION: Taking Responsibility - "The price of greatness is responsibility."— Winston Churchill.

ACADEMIC WORKSHOP FOCUS: Resilience, Impact of Reading and Writing

City of Charleston Joseph P. Riley Jr., Mayor January 11, 2011


It is a pleasure to extend on behalf of Charleston City Council and all our citizens warmest greetings as you visit our beautiful city during the 10 th Anniversary of National Mentoring Month and Teen Summit, January 28-30, 2011. We are delighted you are here and hope that your visit will be enjoyable and successful.

We commend the Dukes Foundation Corporation and the many sponsors for your great effort and hard work in putting together such an important event. Providing young men with the opportunity to enhance their academic aptitude and performance, nourish a healthy, mental and physical state of being is indeed imperative and this summit is a positive step in the right direction.

With my very best wishes, I am Most sincerely yours,

Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Mayor, City of Charleston


P.O. Box 652, Charleston South Carolina, 29402 Telephone: 843-577-6970 Fax: 843-720-3827

NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH National Mentoring Month is the time each year when our nation spotlights the importance of mentors and the need for every child to have a caring adult in his or her life. When you serve as a mentor you enrich your own life as much as you do the life of a child. THE DUKES FOUNDATION CORPORATION (D.U.K.E.S.) Developing Urban Kids with Etiquette and Self-Esteem) is an accredited 501 Š(3) Non Profit Service Organization with an effective mentoring program which includes; Academic Coaching, Career Development Workshops, Wellness Sessions, Cultural Exposure Tours and Motivational Exercises. The impact of the programs has resulted in the transformation of many lives. Our Mission: The mission of The Dukes Foundation Corporation is to ―provide the tools, opportunities and support to help at-risk young men dream, achieve and become healthy, successful adults." The Dukes Foundation Corporation provides each at-risk young man with opportunities to reach his full potential. Our Vision: The vision of The Dukes Foundation Corporation is to develop and implement programs that will help young men in the metro Atlanta area realize their full potential by providing academic excellence, community volunteerism and cultural exposure.

Message from Horace Dukes, CEO

Welcome to The Dukes Foundation’s Teen Summit. This special event marks the 10th Anniversary of National Mentoring Month. The Dukes Foundation is a non-profit 501 C3 mentoring organization established to provide young men with the opportunity to enhance their academic aptitude and performance, nourish a healthy, mental and physical state of being, and ultimately develop into lifelong learners in order to help them make a positive impact in and around their communities. Our efforts are geared to support your School’s programs, reduce delinquency rates, and eliminate drug abuse and lower community disturbance. To that end we would like to extend an invitation to you to establish a partnership with us to allow students to receive our services. Studies indicate that schools have the potential to increase academic achievement level with the support and services mentoring organizations such as what The Dukes Foundation has to offer. It is our hope that your participation at this Summit will enrich your life.


Horace Dukes Chief Executive Officer

Message from Senior Director, National Mentoring Partnership

MENTOR salutes the Dukes Foundation for its outstanding work to inspire youth and unlock their potential. Thank you for sponsoring the Teen Summit to foster academic and social advancement for many young people who might not have these opportunities The concept of mentoring is a simple one but with the tireless commitment and generous support of people like you many more of our youth will have a brighter future. Congratulations to the mentees, mentors, board members and supporters on your achievements. Linda M. Stewart

For more than 20 years, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) has been the lead champion for youth mentoring in the United States. MENTOR helps children by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools. MENTOR 1680 Duke Street, Suite 300 | Alexandria, VA 22314

Message from Superintendent of Education Clarendon Schools, District 1

Clarendon School District One is proud and honored to be a part of such a wonderful event. On behalf of the entire Clarendon One School Family, we welcome the Dukes Foundation to Scott’s Branch High School and Clarendon School District One. I trust that your visit is memorable and enjoyable. We are excited to host the event. Please allow me to express my sincere gratitude to the Dukes Foundation for taking the time and effort to invest in the future, our children. Sponsoring a Teen Summit during National Mentoring month is an excellent opportunity to show our young people that we value and respect them. Mentoring relationships are often cited as key to developing productive and successful youth. Mentoring is a very powerful tool because the mentee has someone to connect with unconditionally. When this type of relationship is possible, it affords the mentor and mentee an opportunity to work through whatever barriers that are hindering the mentee from experiencing success. It is crucial for the survival of our nation, that all young people are nurtured, respected and afforded an opportunity to develop into productive citizens. Again, I want to personally thank the Dukes Foundation for investing in our youth.

Dr. Rose H. Wilder

Biography of Guest Speaker, F. Renee Gaters, Attorney at Law

Our Guest Speaker, Attorney at Law, Fycena Renée Gaters was born in Summerton, South Carolina. She attended Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton and graduated with honors in 1976. Thereafter, she matriculated at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science/Pre-Law in 1980. In pursuit of her life’s dream. Attorney Gaters enrolled at the University Of South Carolina School Of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctor Degree in 1984. Attorney Gaters holds membership in several professional associations; American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, Charleston County Bar Association, South Carolina Association for Justice, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Her Board of Directors affiliations include: Charleston County Public Defender Association Board of Directors and Charleston Low Country Development Corporation On September 23, 1995, Attorney Gaters was awarded the George W. Collins Award by the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C. Other honors and awards include YWCA Twin Honoree Award, Clarendon County NAACP Person of the Year in 1991, One of the 25 to Watch in the 1990's@ (Charleston Post and Courier), the Daniel Joseph Jenkins Select Award presented by the Jenkins Orphanage in 1995, and the J. Arthur Brown Award for her Philanthropic Contributions, dedicated service, and human kindness by the Charleston Branch NAACP in 1997.


An awesome opportunity for youth ages 12-17, with emphasis on 13-16 year olds, to attend a 3-day, 2-night summit. The Summit provides many avenues to help youth and adult become even stronger leaders in their communities. The Summit is primarily delivered through workshops and activities. Another goal of the summit is to listen to needs and challenges, to give everyone the opportunity to craft solutions to those needs.

A place to meet a lot of other great young leaders and supportive adults who are also involved in making their communities a better place.

A place to have fun while learning! Featuring, Workshops, speech from leaders and meeting new people are all very fun aspects of the Teen Summit!

The Discussion Segment focuses on the topic, Taking Responsibility with highlights about; Building Self-Esteem, Aiming to be yourself in a positive way and the price to pay to secure lasting success.

A place where youth will meet caring adults and positive role models that support their leadership efforts and believe in young people’s abilities to do even greater positive things! It is also a place where adults are expected to work in partnership with young people and treat youth with mutual respect.

The Summit will help with Mentoring & Tutoring to prevent crimes, school dropout and offering services for at-risk youth, After School Programs, Mental Health as well as other programs in the community serving youth.

It will provide life skills training for youth and create a communication medium for youth. Reach out to the faith-based community for collaborations. It will increase promotion and awareness of existing programs and services for youth and families as well as issues and resources. PARTICIPATING GROUPS Clarendon School District 1 Scott’s Branch High School, Summerton, SC Manning High School, Manning, SC Scott’s Branch Middle School, Summerton, SC Clarke Middle School, Orangeburg, SC Manning Elementary School, Manning, SC Youth Ministries, Summerton & Manning, SC Dukes Foundation Mentees, Atlanta, GA

TEEN SUMMIT ITINERARY: SUMMIT & WORKSHOP January 29, 2011 9:00 - 9:25 am 9:30 - 9:55 am

Registration Invocation: Councilman Terrance Tindal Introduction: Dr. Bruce Williams, COO, Dukes Foundation On Screen written Message From United States Secretary of Education Welcome: Mr. Horace Dukes, CEO, Dukes Foundation Comments: Dr. Rose Wilder, Superintendent, Clarendon District 1 Mr. Bernard McDaniel, Sr, Principal, Scott Branch High

10:00 - 11:00 am

Workshop on Impact of Reading & Writing: Mr. Solomon Jefferson, M.A.Ed, Workshop Facilitator Parliamentary Procedures & Effective Communication: Dr. Thomas Gosha, Facilitator Introduction of Guest Speaker: Javier Gober, Mentee, Dukes Foundation Guest Speaker: Attorney F. Renee Gaters Break for Brunch

11:05 - 11:20 am 11:25- 11:28 am 11:30 - 12:00 pm 12:05 - 12:45 pm 12:55 - 1:35 pm

Workshop on Resilience (coping w/ challenges) and reaching goals: Mr. Solomon Jefferson, M.A.Ed, Facilitator 1:40 - 2:10 pm Summit Discussion – Moderator: Dr. Bruce Williams Panelists: Educators and Youth Representatives Book Introductions – ―Ten Rules For Real Wealth‖ & - ―Help them Pull Up their Pants 2:15 - 2:25 pm The Pledge – Participants 2:30 - 2:38 pm

Presentation to Educators and Participants

2:40 - 2:45 pm

Close of Summit: Dr. Thomas Gosha, Board of Advisors, DFC

MENTEES’ VOICE: Please allow us to share some important facts with you about what the Dukes Foundation mean to us (Mentees.) Our lives have been positively reshaped beginning with new and improved thinking and increase in self-confidence instilled in us at the weekly Mentoring Sessions held on Thursdays after School. We have gained social exposure through attendance of theatrical productions, exhibitions, musical concerts and other cultural events.

Jay Hobbs 4.0 GPA, Top Atlanta Public School Academic Achiever

On the Academic Advancement level, we have benefited from twice monthly Saturday Academy Sessions were held at Morehouse College’s Physics Department and Intense Preparatory Workshops in Mathematics and English were conducted at Kennedy and Harper Archer Middle Schools. We are grateful for the support of many Tutors and Facilitators. There are many other benefits of The Dukes Foundation mentoring programs. They include: Improving self morale Increased awareness of current affairs Keeping us focused in school Assistance in defining (future) career goals Leading us to resources we might not find on our own Providing support for new behaviors, attitudes and ambitions Increasing young people's ability to prepare for college, our career and future Enhancing our relationship with parents and family We are pleased to be afforded the opportunity to attend this TEEN SUMMIT and wish our counterparts in South Carolina the best in sharing this experience. Sincerely, Javier Gober, Mentee

TEEN SUMMIT TOURS: TOURS – January 28, 2011 6:00- 10:45 am Atlanta to Orangeburg with rest stop 11:00 – 11:55 am Claflin University 12:00- 12:45 pm Lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm South Carolina State University 3:05 - 3:35 pm Hotel Registration 3:45- 4:30 pm Drayton Hall 4:45: 5:25 pm Patriot’s Point Naval & Maritime Museum 5:30- 6:45 pm Charleston Commercial District 7:00- 8:30 pm Dinner & Briefing

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES – January 30, 2011 8:00- 9:00 am Breakfast 9:15- 9:45 am Briefing 11:00 – 1:30 pm Worship Service at Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church 2:00 – 3:00 pm Lunch 3:30 pm

Preparation for Departure

8:30 pm

Arrival in Atlanta



THE PLEDGE: DUKES FOUNDATION CORPORATION Developing Urban Kids with Etiquette and Self-esteem


FOSTERING ACADEMIC & SOCIAL ADVANCEMENT “TAKING RESPONSIBILITY” HONOR CODE PLEDGE I PLEDGE to honor the following in word, deed and attitude: To seek to help others as I help myself. To focus on my career goals beginning with attaining good academic levels To maintain the highest standard of personal conduct. To maintain a healthy lifestyle. Not to take any illegal drugs, or misuse any drugs or alcohol. To cultivate emotionally healthy social relationships. To graciously and respectfully support my family. To embrace clearer thinking thereby seizing opportunities for independence. To greater loyalty thus creating opportunities for a positive belonging. To be of more service, creating opportunities for generosity To better living, creating opportunities for mastery I ACCEPT my participation at The NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH TEEN SUMMIT, hosted by THE DUKES FOUNDATION at Scott’s Branch High School, Summerton, SC on Saturday, January 29,2011 and I UNDERSTAND that I have made the pledges listed above for my own advancement.

______________________________________ Signed by Summit Participant

______________________________________ Supported by Teacher or Parent of Participant

______________________________________ On behalf of THE DUKES FOUNDATION


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Special Thanks: The Patterson Family Foundation & SPP Management Inc, Atlanta, GA for donation of Books on Finance SUBWAY RESTAURANTS, Manning & Orangeburg, SC Enterprise Car Rental, Corporate, Atlanta Regional & Fayetteville, GA Offices for Transportation Support The US Virgin Islands Tourism Office, Atlanta Rev. Victor D. Tate & The Members of First Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA, Part Sponsors of Tour of South Carolina Universities The Joshi Law Firm, Atlanta, GA Erotser, Inc, Part Sponsor of Charleston, South Carolina Historic Sites Tour Dr. Rose Wilder, Superintendent, Clarendon School District 1 Mr. Bernard McDaniel, Principal, Faculty & staff of Scott's Branch High School, Summerton, SC The Scott's Branch High School Alumni Association The Faculty & Staff of Alonzo Crim Open Campus High School Shoney's Restaurant, Manning, SC Ms. Cassie Nelson, Summerton, SC - Liaison Gerald Dupree, Jr., Executive Vice President, Axis Insurance Company

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DUKES FOUNDATION - TEEN SUMMIT, National Mentoring Month 2011  

THE TEEN SUMMIT IS: An awesome opportunity for youth ages 12-17, with emphasis on 13-16 year olds, to attend a 3-day, 2-night summit. The Su...