Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the National Sigma Beta Club Foundation (NSBCF) are hosting their 2018 National Sigma Beta Club Foundation Leadership Conference on July 16 – 18, 2018, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s theme and the message “A Brotherhood of Conscious Men: Embracing, Educating & Empowering Young Men Through Mentoring,” will be focused on providing the young men and boys the tools they need to become effective leaders in the communities where they reside.
The 3-day symposium sponsored by the National Sigma Beta Club Foundation in conjunction with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services will include a visit to its conservation refuge in Lacombe, Louisiana, two (2) community service projects in the New Orleans area and interactive workshops, seminars for Sigma Beta Club members, advisers spearheaded by guest speakers and advisers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Through its Rise and Thunder Curriculum, the Fraternity has been at the forefront in teaching the Sigma Beta Club members core values and guiding their pathways to male adulthood and citizenship. NSBCF is very excited to provide opportunities for the Sigma Beta Club members to experience three (3) days of college life on the campus of Dillard University and the opportunity for them to network with Sigma Beta Club members from all over the United States.
Arthur R. Thomas, Esq., 31st, International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and President of National Sigma Beta Club Foundation remarked, “Our Leadership Conference (the 6th National Conference) is truly an amazing environment for us to provide the mentoring opportunities to our Sigma Beta Club members through direct educational experiences at universities such as Dillard University.” Thomas added, ”We will also engage them in community service at ‘Love In Action Outreach’ and ‘VIET’, social service organizations in the New Orleans area, with the goal of realizing their commitment to serving the less fortunate, no matter their color, educational background, national origin or age, while exposing them to the unique challenges and solutions they may not otherwise experience in their respective place of residence. “We are looking forward to a very fun, excited and successful conference as 100 of our SBC Leaders meet on the campus of Dillard University,” he finally said.
Planned activities during the event will consist of self-awareness participatory discussions, communicative skills, team building, cultural arts and history seminars, environmental conservation, community service, higher education workshops; along with workforce development. Each enrichment program is designed to create avenues for the young men to envision their innate potential, global impact, and preparedness for a boundless future.
“The Sigma Beta Club is the centerpiece of Phi Beta Sigma’s programmatic focus. Since the late 1950s, we still believe that a comprehensive mentoring approach will plot a trajectory of young men believing they have limitless possibilities as they pursue college to become whatever career their minds envision,” said Micheal E. Cristal, International President, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. “By developing our African American males, we will directly cultivate a stronger African American community. This conference is just one way we’re committed to impacting young lives,” Cristal added.
National Sigma Beta Club Foundation’s youth conference for leadership, training, and coaching partners with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, The Boys Scouts of America, The March of Dimes, Leadership at Its Best and Award Concepts. To Donate go to sigmabetaclub.org. For conference registration and updates click here: SBC Conference Updates, or follow Facebook, and YouTube.
Click on to the video below to listen to a message from Arthur R. Thomas, Esq., 31st, International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and President of National Sigma Beta Club Foundation.
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