Vision & Purpose

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Mentoring Program

MOV Chapters focuses on recruiting students in “academic middle” who are capable of completing a rigorous academic curriculum, but are not reaching their potential.  They typically lack the family support system that can enhance student success.  Therefore, the MOV leadership provides an educational and emotional support system that fills that gap by creating a structured framework of consistent expectations, activities and learning experiences. The members of Men of Vision are young men who are in grades 5-12 or who are between the ages of 11-19. The Women of Virtue are young women in grades 9th -12th or who are between the ages of 15-19. There are no restrictions as to race,  color, disability, creed, national origin or religion. Individual chapters are established in the community primarily at local elementary, middle and high schools.  Each chapter provides a support structure for academic  achievement, helps teach life skills, participates in community service,  assists with goal setting and ensures that each young man develop and set  into motion a vision for their future and the future of their communities and the world at large  

MOV Creed
I am the Best, I deserve the Best,
If I believe in Myself, all My dreams can come true,
All it takes is Determination & Desire.
I will be Responsible & Accountable for my actions
I will be Respectful to my elders and fellow brothers
I will be Self-Disciplined, Honest & Trustworthy.
I will do My best to be the man I was created to be, and have a vision for My future.
I am a Man with a Vision

MOV Motto:
Vision without action is merely a dream.
Action without Vision just passes the time.
Vision with action can change the world.
                                                                                                               

Joel A. Barker.

How to Become A Mentor ?
  • ARE YOU A BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL, RETIRED TEACHER , OR BUSINESS ONWER ?

  • DO YOU HAVE 1 HOUR A WEEK ?

  • DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO SHARE ABOUT YOUR LIFE CHALLENGES ?

 

IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES TO THESE 3

QUESTIONS THEN WE NEED YOUR HELP  IN SHAPING THESE YOUNG MINDS  TO REACH THEIR HIGHEST POTIENTIAL AND VISION FOR THEIR GREATEST FUTURE

 CLICK ON BUBBLE 

Applicants must complete application for Hilsborough County Public Schools

HCPS Volunteer Services

https://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/doc/1532  Click on link

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Men of Vision & Women of Virtue Program

When members enter high school, questions about the college admission process undoubtedly arise. In recent years, the media have placed greater emphasis on the uncertainty and stresses of the college admission process than ever before.  It is only natural that parents and members are thinking about college early in high school and have questions. We feel that members are best prepared for the college process if they concentrate on learning and their high school education first.  “An Appreciation of the Academic Excellence ” is a component of Men of Vision & Women of Virtue framework of values, and we believe that is a key part of being a successful high school student and therefore a well-prepared college applicant.  Further, it has been our experience that most ,members are not ready to think about colleges in an in-depth way any earlier than their junior year, and that to do so sometimes only adds stress and discomfort.  However, we do have some helpful advice relevant to younger members and their parents to assist you in creating a positive and productive high school experience while making good choices and plans about college. Academics It's true, colleges do look at ninth and tenth grade curricula and grades.  They may not matter as much as grades later in high school, but they do count.  During the first two years of high school Men of Vision & Women of Virtue make sure that members are taking courses to prepare them for college. Sponsors and advocate make placement recommendations based on a student's past performance and make sure  a student at a level that is appropriate.  It makes no sense for a member to attempt courses for which he does not have the requisite background, nor does is make sense for a member to take "easy" courses with the intention of getting high grades.  The best strategy is to cultivate the study habits that will help ensure success.  That means seeking out help from advocate and sponsors when it is needed.  

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HOW TO APPLY

Men of Vision & Women of Virtue
Participating Schools

Student MUST attend one of the following schools where the school program is sponsored &  supported:

K-8

 Dr. Carter G. Woodson Leadership Academy

 

 

Elementary Schools  

Edison Elementary

Folsom Elementary

James Elementary

High Schools

Armwood High School

East Bay High School

 Hillsborough High School

 Middleton High School

 Spoto High School  

 Tampa Bay Technical High School


 

Private/Charter Schools 

 Kidz Cove Academy

Legacy Preparatory Academy

Seminole Heights Charter High School

 Woodmont Charter School

Women of Virtue (Only)

 Hillsborough High School

Middleton High School

The membership drive for the 2019 school year has ended for new memberships.                                                                                                                    

   New enrollment will being on January 1, 2020 ONLY at participating school list above.                                                                                                                 

   12th graders will NOT be able to enroll in January due to time constrains.

Criteria to Join

Pledge to show the up most respect to your parents or guardian along

with school personnel (teachers, custodians, aides,  etc...)     

 

                 

Pledge to represent the organization with class & dignity

  • Will attend ALL Men of Vision Inc. Monthly Meeting

  • Will volunteer for the minimum 5 hours a month  

  • Will provide Bi-Weekly Progress Report  to Advisers/ Advocate and Parents (NO EXCEPTION)

  • Will maintain at least a 2.0 GPA along with striving to achieve a 3.5 or higher

  • Will pay dues and assist with fundraiser that pertains to the organization

  • Will attend ALL monthly workshops  concerning  college & career along with financial planning

  • Make necessary changes with your academics , behavior and attitude

  • Will communicate with officers and advisers on other activities that may interfere with MOV monthly events

Please fill out attached application along with typed essay and bring them to

the 14th Annual Kick Off meeting Saturday, September 7,2019 at

10am @ Dr. Carter G. Woodson Leadership Academy 8715 N. 22nd Street Tampa, Florida 33604  

****YOU MUST ATTEND THIS MEETING IN ORDER TO JOIN AND BRING APPLICATION, DUES AND ESSAY NO EXCEPTION ****

 

MEN OF VISION INC. 2019-2020 APPLICATION

WOMEN OF VIRTUE 2019-2020 APPLICATION 


 

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