As you all may know, New Lens is focused on the non-cognitive development and social emotional learning of our young Black males. From an extensive evaluation done on our organization it has resulted in the fruition of the “Big Five”
New Lens’ mentees enjoy that they have access to more activities outside of New Lens’ weekly Saturday Activities by engaging in New Lens’ after school program. For this semester’s after school program activity the New Lens’ mentees will be participating in fencing thanks to New Lens’ partnership with Minnesota Sword Club.
New Lens is launching their after school program for their mentees from Monday-Thursday. New Lens hopes that the implementation of the after school program will give the mentees another chance to be more exposed to the Big Five.
The George Washington Carver Enterprise is back again for another summer thanks to our partnership with Right Track St. Paul. This year’s combination of summer jobs that New Lens Urban Mentoring Society will be offering the mentees will be the Selby Sound Garden project. The mentees will continue to work on the Selby Sound Garden that they broke ground on last year. The second job, thanks to our partnership with WEQY 104.7 FM, the mentees will help run WEQY 104.7 FM and then put on their own show every Friday from 6:00pm-7:00pm.
Johnson High School has a long history of basketball excellence. By the New Lens branch of Johnson High School seeing the impact that basketball has on their overall school population. These mentees decided to come up with "Clash of the Classes".
Schools have been targeted for a lot of violence in the last recent months not only in Minnesota but nationwide. To bring awareness to this violence and to promote change and peace, B.A.M. the New Lens Branch of Central High School decided to organize a peace rally for the end of the school year.
Due to their great work and integrity Murray Jr. High asked their New Lens branch, What does integrity me to them? Check out the pictures of the New Lens mentees presenting at the Murray Jr. High assembly.