Building Resilience in African American Families Program

Boy's Africentric Youth & Families Rites of Passage

Affirmation: Strong, Committed, Real!

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Opportunity #1 - Unity Circle

KIng Check In & Unity Circle: Tues, Wed, Thurs, 4:30 PM

Traditions are important. Our Unity Circle is where we check in with each other, pour libations in honor of our ancestors, and identify our highs and lows for the day. In our closing circle, we recite our principles, King's creed and express our gratefulness. Frequently the King's express gratefulness for their family, sisters, mama's, and guest. We want to continue our traditions by logging in at 4:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Click on your image, and let's do a virtual unity circle by answering questions and submitting your answers.

King's Creed

We will stand bound together, in common loyalty that will transcend any personal selfishness.  As Iron sharpens Iron, so shall we as brothers sharpen one another. We will use our principles for daily living and conduct ourselves like young kings at all times. With great expectation of each other we will live to the highest standard and be accountable for our actions and the actions of our brothers. We will refer to our brothers as our brothers. Never forgetting the foundation our ancestors have laid before us.  We will always strive for greatness. Through our conduct we will stand on what is right and faithfully safeguard the reputation of this BROTHERHOOD at all times.

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Opportunity #2 - History - Africa

Africa is a very rich continent made up of over 50 beautiful countries. Africa is the second-largest continent in the world, and there are more than two thousand different languages spoken in Africa. This week you’re presented the opportunity to explore the motherland (Africa). Please select one of the countries below and answer the following in the assgnment. 



Click on the Assignment Button below to answer the questions and complete the Assignment

Opportunity #3- Ancestor for the Week

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Ancestor for the Week

Nelson Mandela

This week we want to encourage our kings to learn all about the ancestor of the week. Please take some time to research our extraordinary ancestor of the Nelson Mandela, then click on the assignment button and answer these questions:

  1. Date of Birth:

  2. Date of Death:

  3. What years did he serve as President?

  4. What year did Nelson Mandela receive the Nobel Peace Price?

  5. Why did Nelson Mandela go to jail and how long was his sentence?

Opportunity #4 - Daily Chores

This assignment requires you to complete one of the daily chores as if you were actually in the program.  Please select a daily chore/responsibility to complete.  Complete the chore/responsibility then complete the appropriate report below.


Pick one or two chores daily. You must complete the chore as needed.  For instance, if you have dishes to do, you must make sure dishes are washed, dried, put away (dishes include plates, cups, silverware and pots and pans. Counters should be wiped down, food put away and floors swept and mopped just as we expect at the BRANCH House on program days.


Find a recipe that you can plan and prepare for you and your family, (it may be a main dish, side dish, or dessert). If needed choose one that you can utilize items on hand unless you are able to shop.  We are encouraging you to include family members in your preparation time, asking them to assist in cutting, measuring, and preparing.  Lastly, enjoy the meal together. Use your table setting skills as well as family style eating and managing appropriate etiquette and conversation.

Quality Assurance

This job will be used for self-check and rate yourself on the quality of your own performance in all areas. How well are you doing without being watched and guided daily? What are areas you feel you can still improve in? What areas are you highly successful ? Is someone having to step in and assist you? Are you being assisted? How is it without assistance from your sisters.


We all get a little behind sometimes and while we have time to get ahead, we ask that you plan some study time. You all have access to your assignments. Spend time practicing math problems, read at least 20 minutes a day and write about what you read. Journal daily about your feelings, emotions, or whatever comes to mind.

Opportunity #5 - Iron Sharpens Iron Affirmation

We would like for you to take a moment to affirm your brother. Below you will find a list of affirmations, please select the one you want to share with the brother you are paired with and type his name followed by the affirmation you have selected.

Example:  Mama Mitchica, you are very smart and I believe in you.


  • Thank you for being a brother, I need you.

  • You are valuable, and worthy.

  • I am depending on you.

  • I believe in you brother.

  • I am proud to call you my brother.

  • Together we can make it.

  • Never give up and believe in yourself.

  • You really do matter.

  • You have grate Imani.

  • You are strong



Brandon / Antonio

Artenchis / Orion

Clarence / Elijah  

Cyree / Jaden

Antonio / Tyron

Elijah / Rashad

Jeremiah / Malachi

Jaden / Trenton

Malachi / Artenchis

Orion / Clarence

Tyron / Ramel

Xaylin / Jeremiah

Ramel / Cyree

Trent / Brandon

Rashad / Artenchis

Click here to affirm your brother

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