ANTHONY BATTS, CATHERINE PUGH, CHARLES OGLETREE
Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts stopped by the mentoring program on September 20, 2014 to have a conversation with the Kings about their perceptions of the police department.
MAYOR CALLS ON BLACK MEN TO PREVENT VIOLENCE
In her State of the City address, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called on black men to do more to prevent violence in the city. Responses have been mixed, with the mayor’s plea coming during a time of heightened concern about police misconduct and a run of highly-publicized racial incidents across the country. » MORE
UMAR BOXING TRAINS MENTEES, MARVIN MCDOWELL
Mr. Marvin McDowell from UMAR Boxing Center spoke. He had the Regional Boxing Champion and 3 other boxers accompany him. The regional champion will go to the National Boxing Tournament and hopes to qualify for the upcoming Olympics. They did brief exercises and demonstrations. These boxers emphasized to the young Kings the importance of dedication and discipline in this arena.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION AT WORK
We were presented with an interactive workshop on “Conflict Resolution” which all of the young men enjoyed. I hope that everyone learned at least one thing from it. In this world many of us will be faced with some type of conflict, hopefully we can reflect back on this training and know how to respond. The Kings also took part in CPR training. Each young man was given a book that they can look over from time to time. This book explained what to do if an emergency should occur.
MARYLAND SHOCK TRAUMA
The Tour of Maryland Shock Trauma. It was an amazing and humbling tour. We got to see firsthand some of the trauma patients whose lives were being saved. The young kings had a chance to converse with the Second-in-Command Trauma Surgeon, Dr. Carnell Cooper. He shared with them some of his experiences working in Shock Trauma. We got the opportunity to talk to the pilots who flew the MEDIVAC helicopters. They then talked about different occupations within the hospital and had a rap presentation by 5th L.
SATURDAY MONTHLY SESSION
The first picture is Mr. David Garnett, business owner from Virginia. The 2nd picture is mentee, Mr. Miles, David Boyer (Business Owner), and Dawn Halfaker (President & CEO of Halfaker & Associates). The 3rd picture is Mr. Miles and Thomas LaVeist (Professor from Johns Hopkins).
SATURDAY MONTHLY SESSION
Mr. Miles and Mr. Leonard Hamm, Director of Public Safety for Coppin State University.
MONTHLY MENTORING SESSION
Judge Robert Murphy, Appellate Court, Maryland Supreme Court