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To The World, What inspires me to create is my love for uplifting, empowering and inspiring others. Anything and everything that I have created since I graduated from High School was in an effort to have a positive, meaningful impact on the life another. Programs that I have created at High School, Inc., The Fessenden School, TheBlackManCan and Final Frame all are rooted in the thought of helping others. I realize that my shining bright is not about me and never will be, it’s all about lighting a path for someone else. I have to shine brightly – it’s part of my creative gift to the world. I truly believe it is important to find serious value and meaning in all that you do. I knew from one of my internships that meeting the bottom line of a company was not where I found any value. I find value in meeting the bottom line of today’s young people. I was very successful in my summer internships but I found my true strengths to be in education and youth development. At that point it was on me to find ways to monetize these strengths to use them for the greater good. I wake up everyday and can say I live my passion and love my work.

- Letter To The World (Introduction) ................................................................................................... 1 - Table Of Contents ................................................................................................... 1 - Brandon Frame: Uplifting Young Kings ................................................................................................... 2 - Define Yourself, Redefine The World: The Guided Journal for Black Boys & Men................................................................................................... 3 - Group Packages & Speaker Opportunities ................................................................................................... 4 - Achievements & Acknowledgments ................................................................................................... 5 - Contact Information ................................................................................................... 6

It was through mentoring that I was able to make the growth as needed to be an upstanding man for my family, friends, students and, ultimately, for society. I have had the opportunity to have mentors come into my life in a variety of ways and each one has had an impact on me which has allowed me to move forward while making more of the right choices. Mentorship is essential from an academic perspective. It is my firm, believe that mentorship is the most immediate and practical way to raise achievement. In all the schools I have worked in I have created a mentoring program and the achievement levels for students involved in that program have made steady gains. Now I have created a book that can used as the foundation for Black boys and men across the globe. As long as there are young men in need, there will always be opportunity to continue redefining the world we live in.

Be Different, Be Great, Never Stop,

Brandon Frame

AGENT OF CHANGE

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Brandon Frame: Uplifting Young Kings

If you begin to speak about empowering movements and making an impact in our communities, Brandon Frame is a man that you must mention. His cumulative collection of experiences, skills, and talents result in selfless service for the present and future generations of leaders under his personal motto.

Be Different. Growing up in Hartford, Connecticut, Brandon established himself at an early age by

committing to achieving his goals. His penchant for excellence was sealed while attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. As a graduate of the illustrious institution, Brandon cultivated his passion for developing young Black Males through programs such as the Role Model, Scholar, Gentleman (RSG) MENtoring Program for Charles R. Drew Charter School and after graduating, teaching English at The Fessenden School, where he was selected to sit on the Diversity Inclusion Committee – developing a more diverse, inclusive school and community.

Be Great. In the beginning stages of his career, the educational area served as the breeding ground for creating a model that would continue to motivate students to not only become victors against the obstacles in their way, but also created an avenue where Brandon could embody high achievement on a daily basis. Currently serving as the Director of Business Partnerships and Program Development of Hartford’s High School, Inc. Brandon assists with providing students with resources, opportunities and knowledge to help them purse careers in the fields of finance, insurance and other Corporate related sectors. Under his distinct leadership, he has created programs to level the playing field for his scholars such as The Connections Tutoring and Mentoring Program, Executive Luncheons Series, Global Business Excursion as well as an annual citywide job shadowing day. He has spearheaded internship opportunities for students with Fortune 500 companies Travelers, Prudential, The Hartford Insurance, United Healthcare, and more.

Never Stop. As homage to the golden age in the Mecca of Black culture, intellect, and economic development, Brandon continues to use his power and resources for the development of the greater good. As a leader, he is the founder of The Black Man Can, a digital platform where the Black Man is nurtured, empowered, and promoted in a positive light. He also serves as the Vice President of the Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals. As the Principal Partner for Final Frame, he is creating an opportunity for men to express themselves in a presentable and professional way. As an author, he has composed “Define Yourself, Redefine The World: A Guided Journal for Black Boys and Men”, a one-of-a-kind proactive tool that will help to propel males to build their critical consciousness through self-reflection. As a dynamic and engaging speaker, he is changing the conversation on education and empowerment that is often undermined in regards to Black culture. Among a myriad of awards and honors, including the 2012 Excellence in Education Award from Black Street Black Celebration Awards, his greatest accomplishment is being the walking example that he sets for the young men and women he leads. Whether he is relentlessly serving as an administrator, mentor, or the definitive agent of change, Brandon Frame emerges as a thought leader, at the forefront of uplifting our communities. 2

EDUCATOR


Define Yourself, Redefine the World: A Guided Journal for Black Boys and Men Created by Brandon Frame Edited by Literacy Lives Through empowering words, motivating experiences, and insightful quotes of wisdom, this journal will put you on a path of evolution. TheBlackManCan Presents Define Yourself, Redefine the World: A Guided Journal for Black Boys and Men is a one-of-akind proactive tool that will help to propel any man, young or otherwise, to actively question the man he desires to be. It is a journal that will open your mind, strengthen your heart, and provide you with an outlet to release your thoughts. There is no other journal specifically designed for black boys and men, and this one takes a life-changing approach. Every quote and essential question will leave you feeling closer to your destiny. It explores topics related to education, spirituality, purpose, passion, career, leadership, culture, and fatherhood, all of which are vital concepts for your development. TheBlackManCan Presents Define Yourself, Redefine the World: A Guided Journal for Black Boys and Men can be used as a parent-child workbook, teenage journal, or even given as a Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day gift.

AUTHOR

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Price Of Single Book ......................... $15 Bulk of 30 or more purchased ......... $10 (price per book) Bulk of 100 or more purchased ....... $10 (price per book) Mr.Frame had the honor of speaking at Teach For America’s Sponsored Men In Education Panel at Dartmouth College.

Group Packages and Speaker Opportunities History Nights --> Mr. Frame will lead and faciliate an indepth discussion around one section of the journal with a group of young men. The section topic will be relevant to that group or organization’s current issue or curriculum. Each boy or young man present will receive a journal. Limit of 25 boys.

Father - Son Nights --> Mr. Frame will host a discussion group around the Father & Son Chapter of the journal with 25 pairs of father/son combinations, who are interested in examining the dynamics of the father/son relationship and how to improve, recreate, and/build up this vital relationship. Limit of 25 duos. * Number of attendees can be determined by the group * Speaking and/discussion engagements can be customized in order to relate to specific chapters in the book to align with the current mission and principle or group’s organization

INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER

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Praises For Define Yourself, Redefine The World...

“This is a brilliant idea! In a world where the concept of Black manhood is destroyed by faulty images of Black hyper-masculinity, this journal provides a space for men and boys to reflect upon their own ideas of masculinity in a healthy manner. In the true spirit of self determination, this journal provides an inspirational slate for boys and men to define themselves outside of the mass mediated controlling images they are bombarded with on a daily basis. I’ll be getting copies of this journal to share with my sons and the other men and boys I love…and I hope you do the same.” - Professor Don Sawyer III Department of Sociology Quinnipiac University

Brandon Frame And The Black Man Can In The News

“For several years, there has been much attention on the state of African American males in the country, as they are disproportionately represented by negative statistics in educational attainment, school suspensions, unemployment, violence, incarceration, and negative images in the media. Mr. Brandon Frame, the Chief Visionary Officer of the website, The Black Man Can, aims to change these negative images.” - Black Gives Back Director of Business Partnerships and Program Development, High School, Inc Chief Visionary Officer, The Black Man Can

Awarded the 2012 Excellence in Education Award from Black Street Black Celebration Awards Vice President of the Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals Principal Partner, Final Frame, LLC.

TheBlackManCan.org (BMC) and BlackCelebrityGiving.com partnered to create the Inaugural Black Man Can Awards which by recognizing accomplishments within the community and professional arenas, honored black men and boys who embodied the definition of a positive black male. The award process garnered hundreds of thousands of votes nationwide.

Guest TV Appearance on This Is The Day TV Show

Complete List of Press Here

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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The Black Man Can Website High School Inc. Twitter: @brandonframe @theblackmancan

Facebook: Brandon Frame The Black Man Can Fan Page

LinkedIn Instagram Final Frame Ties

Redefining Social Media To date, Brandon Frame impacts a social media audience of over 10,000 people through empowerment driven content, engagement, Executive Breakfast with Liam McGhee CEO of The and social change. Hartford, Jack Kosakowski CEO of Junior Achievement, Lou Golden President of Junior Achievement Southwest Connecticut, Ray Sprague President of The Hartfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Small Commercial Division, Terrell Hill Principal of High School, Inc. and Brandon Frame.

For Media Inquiries, Partnership Information, Booking Engagements and More Meeting with University of Hartford and the UHart Barney School of Business. Brandon Frame assisted with officially creating a scholarship just for High School, Inc. students!

Connecticut Economic Summit and Outlook with the Scholars of High School, Inc. Learning about the financial future of Connecticut and the nation.

Email: brandon.m.frame@gmail.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Brandon Frame: Define Yourself, Redefine The World Young Man