Rest in Peace Children, REST IN PEACE.

On behalf of the Brotherhood B2M organization, we extend our deepest condolences to the families of the nineteen students and two teachers, along with seventeen other people who were wounded at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. What a tragic event, and there are no words that can ease the pain those families and that community are suffering through right now.

The Brotherhood, however, is praying for healing in that community and the blessings of God on those families. The pain is excruciating, and the healing will be ongoing for years to come.

So Rest in Peace, children; REST IN PEACE. We pray that someway, somehow, your deaths will not be in vain.
Curtis Weathers
Founder/Executive Director
More Community Service
Orange Mound Community Clean-up!

A little work, a little play equals an AWESOME day! The Brotherhood took a crew to Orange Mound last month to participate in another community clean-up event with Memphis Allies, Memphis City Beautiful, the Orange Mound Collaborative Group, and others working to keep our community clean!

It was a beautiful day for community service and some time at Put-Put Golf and Games afterward!

End the School Year on a High Note!
Spring Camping Trip

WE WENT CAMPING YA'LL, and the experience did not disappoint! We had an AWESOME TIME! We (about 30 of our boys) spent 3 days, 2 nights in Shelby Forest Meeman Park. We had a great time setting up our little tent community, fishing, roasting marsh mellows, basketball, football, horseshoes and a host of other fun activities.

To all of our Brotherhood members who were able to participate, THANK YOU, it was an AWESOME weekend!

Ole Miss Spring Football

Took some of the fellas to Oxford last month to watch the Ole Miss (my alma mater) Spring Football Game. Perfect day to watch a football game! The fellas loved it. For many of them it was a first-time experience visiting a college campus and watching a college football game. They thoroughly enjoyed it!

Afterward, we got a bite to eat at the Student Union and had a very abbreviated tour of the campus! But it was a great trip! More to come!
Fatherhood Initiative
"To be a good man, you first need to see a good man...or two." Steve Biddulph
Our Fathers...

Dads are the primary example to their sons of what it means to be a man. This is true whether fathers are intentional or completely unaware of their impact. Young boys learn from their dads about what it means to be responsible, ethical, caring, and appropriate.

More specifically, a teenage boy watches how his dad treats women, uses his physical strength, values his work, relates to kids, and expresses friendship with his mates. These observations will form the default option for teenage boys as they become men.
Brotherhood Camping Trip
Happy Fathers Day fellas!
Source: Chris Hudson, The Father Factor
The Spotlight

The Spotlight this month is on Brotherhood school coordinator Dr. Trent Watson. Dr. Watson is the Director Of Operations at Memphis Academy of Science & Engineering (MASE). MASE is one of our most active chapters. Thanks to Dr. Watson, it is our largest chapter with 30 plus members.

Dr. Watson is a native Memphian and a 20-plus-year educator. He is married and the father of four children. Dr. Watson has worked in several capacities as an educator, from teacher to administrator. He is a graduate of Tennessee State University, Cumberland University, and the University of Arizona Global Campus. He is an avid reader, writer, and exercise fanatic. 

Dr. Watson currently serves as the Director of Operations for Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering Charter School in Memphis, Tennessee. His motto for education is that we as educators should eat and serve R.I.C.E. daily (Respect, Integrity, Commitment, and Excellence). He works tirelessly to see that all students are given an opportunity to be successful. The goal is for students, he says, "to not just hear the words we speak but to see us put them into action." 

We salute you, Dr. Trent Watson!
Date: June 8, 2022

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