Vision & Purpose
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 develops and sets into motion a vision for their future and the future of their communities and the world at large.
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 all human race
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
Vision without action is merely a dream.
Action without Vision just passes the time.
Vision with action can change the world.
Joel A. Barker.
Men of Vision Inc & 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 make sure that members are taking courses to prepare them for college. Sponsors and advocates 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 it 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 advocates and sponsors when it is needed.
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
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Men of Vision Inc
Women of Virtue
Student MUST attend one of the following schools where the school program is sponsored & supported:
Dr. Carter G. Woodson Leadership Academy
Sergeant FC Paul R.Smith Middle School*
Armwood High School
Brandon High School
East Bay High School
Hillsborough High School
Middleton High School
Sickles High School
Spoto High School
Tampa Bay Technical High School
Cristo Rey Tampa High School
Kidz Cove Academy
Woodmont Charter School
Women of Virtue (Only)
Sergeant FC Paul R.Smith Middle School*
* (Pilot Programs)
HOW TO APPLY
New enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year now closed:
We will be taking new applicants starting July 15- 31, 2021
(All new applicants must join ZOOM meeting August 7th, see "News and Events" page for ZOOM login information)
Criteria to Join
Pledge to show the utmost 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 a minimum of 5 hours a month
Will provide Bi-Weekly Progress Report to Advisers/ Advocate and Parents (NO EXCEPTION)
Will maintain at least a 2.5 GPA along with striving to achieve a 3.5 or higher
Will pay dues and assist with a 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
If you have any question other please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org