Posts tagged PublicSchools
The George Washington Carver Enterprise

The George Washington Carver Enterprise is back again for another summer thanks to our partnership with Right Track St. Paul. One of the jobs this year that New Lens Urban Mentoring Society will be offering the mentees will be the New Lens Radio.

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Mentor Highlight: Rashad Evens

New Lens asked Rashad Evens why he decided to become a New Lens mentor. Click read more to see his answer.

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The George Washington Carver Enterprise

The George Washington Carver Enterprise is back again for another summer thanks to our partnership with Right Track St. Paul. One of the jobs this year that New Lens Urban Mentoring Society will be offering the mentees will be the Selby Sound Garden project, where the mentees will continue to work on the Selby Sound Garden for upcoming shows this summer.

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Mentee Highlight: Sincere Arnett

New Lens asked Sincere Arnett why should other black male youth be apart of New Lens. Click read more to see his answer.

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New Lens Young Designer Showcase

This event was for New Lens young designers and future entrepreneurs. This year the mentees at each branch of New Lens got a chance to design their own shirts or sweatshirts and sale them at the showcase. Through out this project the mentees got a chance to learn how to design clothes and develop skills to help them be a successful entrepreneur.

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2nd Annual New Lens Clash of Titans

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". This is the second year of their basketball tournament that takes the best basketball players of 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade and face each other head to head to see which class is the best in the school.

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Mentor Highlight: Jamil Lott

New Lens asked Jamil Lott, a New Lens Mentor, why he decided to be a New Lens mentor. Check out this post to see his answer.

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Celebration for Principal Mackbee

After 26 years of hard work, St. Paul Central Senior High School’s Principal Mackbee is retiring. The New Lens branch of St. Paul Central Senior High School decided to put together a ceremony involving students, and staff in showing their appreciation for the 26 years of awesome leadership, commitment, and integrity from the one and only Principal Mackbee.

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New Lens On KFAI

New Lens’ CEO, Gayle Smaller, was interviewed last week on KFAI about New Lens’ recent open house and the expansion of New Lens to North Minneapolis.

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Ramsey Middle School In-School Session

Ramsey Middle School has one of the longest running branches with New Lens. They have produced some of the highest performing New Lens mentees that have gone to do great things with in our community. Today mentees were discussing the final details of their in-school mission event. Stay in tune for pictures and videos from the Ramsey Middle School in-school mission event later this year.

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New Lens Open House

Smaller Concepts hosted a open house for New Lens for their Minneapolis expansion. Minneapolis has observed New Lens’ passion for making meaningful strides towards building strong communities and black males with in St. Paul.

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New Lens Spring Break Experience

Due to the New Lens’ partnership with Outward Bound Voyageur School the mentees are able to participate in the New Lens’ Spring Break Experience. This three day experience is set to build the mentees skills in leadership, teamwork, and responsibility while teaching them necessary wildlife techniques. Also, this experience is to prep the mentees for New Lens’ Annual Canoeing and Hiking Experiences.

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Washington Technology Magnet School

Since the conception of New Lens we have had a strong hold on the schools on the eastside of St. Paul and Washington Technology Magnet School is one of them. In this in-school session our program coordinators discussed with the mentees about perception and how you are perceived in the world can effect your life and the opportunities you have in the future.

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Como Park High School In-School Session

New Lens is a part of a exclusive group of community partners that are able to go into schools and directly impact students. New Lens takes these in-school experiences very seriously when it comes to their mentees and makes sure that each mentee receives the necessary attention that exposes them to the Big Five.

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United Way Leaders United

New Lens is fortunate to be a part of this years’ Leader United cohort provided by Greater Twin Cities United Way. By being apart of this program New Lens will be able to excel to new heights and be able to continue giving each of their mentees innovative experiences that will increase their exposure to the Big Five.

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The Big Five: Adaptability

Based on the Big Five that was created by New Lens, Adaptability, is one of the most important aspects of the Big Five. Adaptability, is the translation and articulation of self across environmental and social cultures from place of cultural rootedness.

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In-School Session with Harding High School

Harding High School has been a long partner with New Lens. The mentees have been responding to the Big Five extremely well and we can see the improvements not only in school but outside of school. New Lens has been extremely happy about the partnership with Harding High School and can't wait for more incredible things to come with our partnership.

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New Lens Interview with FSG Reimagining Social Change

New Lens mentees was fortunate to sit down and talk with FSG about the impact that programs such as New Lens has on their lives and how programs like New Lens can improve to make a better impact on their communities. FSG is an organization that focuses on helping businesses and foundations understand how they can create effective social impact in their surrounding communities.

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The Big Five: Self-Cultivation

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”

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New Lens' Fencing with Minnesota Sword Club

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.

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