Love Notes
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Love Notes

This curriculum will be taught by Leslie Council Lake and one of our Board Members, Ashley Cooper, who is an amazing community leader and advocate.  

Unplanned pregnancy, single parenting, and troubled relationships are a serious threat to the well-being and futures of our youth.  The Love Notes cirriculum was created for this vulnerable, high-risk audience.  For the next 13 sessions, MSTMT participants will discover how to make wise choices about partners, sex, relationships, pregnancy, and much more.  Love Notes takes an innovative approach to these topics by integrating relationship skills with pregnancy prevention and workforce readiness with practical strategies for motivating change.  

MSTMT participants who take part in this programming will receive a workbook and other supplies/materials to successfully learn and grow.  It is imperative that our participants attend each session in order to gain the true value of this programming.

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Love Notes
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Love Notes

This curriculum will be taught by Leslie Council Lake and one of our Board Members, Ashley Cooper, who is an amazing community leader and advocate.  

Unplanned pregnancy, single parenting, and troubled relationships are a serious threat to the well-being and futures of our youth.  The Love Notes cirriculum was created for this vulnerable, high-risk audience.  For the next 13 sessions, MSTMT participants will discover how to make wise choices about partners, sex, relationships, pregnancy, and much more.  Love Notes takes an innovative approach to these topics by integrating relationship skills with pregnancy prevention and workforce readiness with practical strategies for motivating change.  

MSTMT participants who take part in this programming will receive a workbook and other supplies/materials to successfully learn and grow.  It is imperative that our participants attend each session in order to gain the true value of this programming.

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Scarowinds!
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Scarowinds!

As a reward for the hard work our models put into our fashion show this year, MSTMT and MDTMT are taking a trip to Scarowinds in Charlotte, NC!

We will leave from our spot at the Asheville Mall at 1:00pm.

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Love Notes
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Love Notes

This curriculum will be taught by Leslie Council Lake and one of our Board Members, Ashley Cooper, who is an amazing community leader and advocate.  

Unplanned pregnancy, single parenting, and troubled relationships are a serious threat to the well-being and futures of our youth.  The Love Notes cirriculum was created for this vulnerable, high-risk audience.  For the next 13 sessions, MSTMT participants will discover how to make wise choices about partners, sex, relationships, pregnancy, and much more.  Love Notes takes an innovative approach to these topics by integrating relationship skills with pregnancy prevention and workforce readiness with practical strategies for motivating change.  

MSTMT participants who take part in this programming will receive a workbook and other supplies/materials to successfully learn and grow.  It is imperative that our participants attend each session in order to gain the true value of this programming.

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2019 Fashion Show
Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

2019 Fashion Show

Data, societal attitudes, and stereotypes often paint a negative picture for young black girls which carries on through adulthood. MSTMT is committed to making strides to reduce and even eliminate those attitudes by encouraging more positive self esteem activities. One of the main activities is our annual fashion show.

Each year, MSTMT participants go through a series of curriculum's and activities that focus on building confidence and self esteem. As we prepare for our annual fashion show, participants learn about their individual traits and become empowered to embrace their differences within their own race, and when compared to others.

By attending our 4th Annual Fashion show, you will see the magic of embracing our cultures and heritage unfold through fashion, spoken word, dance, and much more.

All proceeds of this event will be allocated to programming needs to include food served at each meeting, transportation, and supplies.

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Love Notes
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Love Notes

This curriculum will be taught by Leslie Council Lake and one of our Board Members, Ashley Cooper, who is an amazing community leader and advocate.  

Unplanned pregnancy, single parenting, and troubled relationships are a serious threat to the well-being and futures of our youth.  The Love Notes cirriculum was created for this vulnerable, high-risk audience.  For the next 13 sessions, MSTMT participants will discover how to make wise choices about partners, sex, relationships, pregnancy, and much more.  Love Notes takes an innovative approach to these topics by integrating relationship skills with pregnancy prevention and workforce readiness with practical strategies for motivating change.  

MSTMT participants who take part in this programming will receive a workbook and other supplies/materials to successfully learn and grow.  It is imperative that our participants attend each session in order to gain the true value of this programming.

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Love Notes
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Love Notes

This curriculum will be taught by Leslie Council Lake and one of our Board Members, Ashley Cooper, who is an amazing community leader and advocate.  

Unplanned pregnancy, single parenting, and troubled relationships are a serious threat to the well-being and futures of our youth.  The Love Notes cirriculum was created for this vulnerable, high-risk audience.  For the next 13 sessions, MSTMT participants will discover how to make wise choices about partners, sex, relationships, pregnancy, and much more.  Love Notes takes an innovative approach to these topics by integrating relationship skills with pregnancy prevention and workforce readiness with practical strategies for motivating change.  

MSTMT participants who take part in this programming will receive a workbook and other supplies/materials to successfully learn and grow.  It is imperative that our participants attend each session in order to gain the true value of this programming.

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Pack Library Scavenger Hunt
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Pack Library Scavenger Hunt

Buncombe County Pack Memorial Library will host a fun, exciting, informative event for ages 13-18.

Youth will participate in a library scavenger hunt and prizes will be included for the winning teams.

School supplies will also be passed out, along with library cards.

Contact Keynon Lake at 828-250-4104 or Keynon.Lake@buncombecounty.org for more information.

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4th Annual Fashion Show - BLACK GIRL MAGIC
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

4th Annual Fashion Show - BLACK GIRL MAGIC

Data, societal attitudes, and stereotypes often paint a negative picture for young black girls which carries on through adulthood. MSTMT is committed to making strides to reduce and even eliminate those attitudes by encouraging more positive self esteem activities. One of the main activities is our annual fashion show.

Each year, MSTMT participants go through a series of curriculum's and activities that focus on building confidence and self esteem. As we prepare for our annual fashion show, participants learn about their individual traits and become empowered to embrace their differences within their own race, and when compared to others.

By attending our 4th Annual Fashion show, you will see the magic of embracing our cultures and heritage unfold through fashion, spoken word, dance, and much more.

All proceeds of this event will be allocated to programming needs to include food served at each meeting, transportation, and supplies.

Tickets will go fast! Early bird tickets are on sale for $12 through September 1st. General admission is $20 in advance (after September 1st), and $30 at the door.

Click here to purchase your ticket online.


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When They See Us:  Movies & Dialogue
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

When They See Us: Movies & Dialogue

Join us to watch the second half of Ava Duvernay’s new Netflix series called “When They See Us”. This series exposes the breakdown of the U.S. criminal justice system during the Central Park Five case.  In 1989 the men — then teenagers — were arrested in connection with the rape and assault of a white female jogger, and eventually convicted in a case that came to symbolize the stark injustices black and brown people experience within the legal system and in media coverage. This series exposes this particular situation that leads us into deep conversations with our youth that energizes us to change the narrative of discrimination and advocacy for our rights as black and brown people. 

Food will be served. 

Series begins at 6:00pm at our spot in the Asheville Mall.

Donations are welcome to assist with transportation and food. 

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Guest Speaker:  LaVie Montgomery
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Guest Speaker: LaVie Montgomery

LaVie Montgomery is a student advocate and community activist. She is an Asheville native, a graduate of Asheville High School, and the proud mother of three boys: 

Kiran (9), Bryndon (1) and Nile (2). 

Much of her work is centered around her passion: equity & inclusion for black and brown youth, in education and healthcare, through career development, program implementation, and community engagement.

LaVie attended UNC-Greensboro and obtained an undergraduate degree in English and a minor in Sociology. Her graduate studies include a Masters in Healthcare and Business Management from Winston Salem State University.  

She has mentored youth for over a decade in various capacities. For the past 2.5 years, she has worked in Buncombe County and Asheville City Schools as a recruiter and advisor for A-B Tech. She has also worked and mentored youth in Forsyth, Buncombe, and Guildford Counties bringing awareness to teen sexual health, and researching the health disparities in prenatal care and birth outcomes of young, Black mothers. 

She enjoys linking students and families to community resources and volunteering and serving on the board at United Way.

In her free time, she enjoys attending church at the River of Life, collaborating on projects with her sisters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and hitting the road to visit family for a weekend cookout in Charlotte

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Love Notes
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Love Notes

This curriculum will be taught by Leslie Council Lake and one of our Board Members, Ashley Cooper, who is an amazing community leader and advocate.  

Unplanned pregnancy, single parenting, and troubled relationships are a serious threat to the well-being and futures of our youth.  The Love Notes cirriculum was created for this vulnerable, high-risk audience.  For the next 13 sessions, MSTMT participants will discover how to make wise choices about partners, sex, relationships, pregnancy, and much more.  Love Notes takes an innovative approach to these topics by integrating relationship skills with pregnancy prevention and workforce readiness with practical strategies for motivating change.  

MSTMT participants who take part in this programming will receive a workbook and other supplies/materials to successfully learn and grow.  It is imperative that our participants attend each session in order to gain the true value of this programming.

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When They See Us:  Movies & Dialogue
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

When They See Us: Movies & Dialogue

Join us to watch the first half of Ava Duvernay’s new Netflix series called “When They See Us”. This series exposes the breakdown of the U.S. criminal justice system during the Central Park Five case.  In 1989 the men — then teenagers — were arrested in connection with the rape and assault of a white female jogger, and eventually convicted in a case that came to symbolize the stark injustices black and brown people experience within the legal system and in media coverage. This series exposes this particular situation that leads us into deep conversations with our youth that energizes us to change the narrative of discrimination and advocacy for our rights as black and brown people. 

Food will be served. 

Series begins at 6:00pm at our spot in the Asheville Mall.

Donations are welcome to assist with transportation and food. 

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Love Notes
May
28
6:00 PM18:00

Love Notes

This curriculum will be taught by Leslie Council Lake and one of our Board Members, Ashley Cooper, who is an amazing community leader and advocate.  

Unplanned pregnancy, single parenting, and troubled relationships are a serious threat to the well-being and futures of our youth.  The Love Notes cirriculum was created for this vulnerable, high-risk audience.  For the next 13 sessions, MSTMT participants will discover how to make wise choices about partners, sex, relationships, pregnancy, and much more.  Love Notes takes an innovative approach to these topics by integrating relationship skills with pregnancy prevention and workforce readiness with practical strategies for motivating change.  

MSTMT participants who take part in this programming will receive a workbook and other supplies/materials to successfully learn and grow.  It is imperative that our participants attend each session in order to gain the true value of this programming.

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Love Notes
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Love Notes

This curriculum will be taught by Leslie Council Lake and one of our Board Members, Ashley Cooper, who is an amazing community leader and advocate.  

Unplanned pregnancy, single parenting, and troubled relationships are a serious threat to the well-being and futures of our youth.  The Love Notes cirriculum was created for this vulnerable, high-risk audience.  For the next 13 sessions, MSTMT participants will discover how to make wise choices about partners, sex, relationships, pregnancy, and much more.  Love Notes takes an innovative approach to these topics by integrating relationship skills with pregnancy prevention and workforce readiness with practical strategies for motivating change.  

MSTMT participants who take part in this programming will receive a workbook and other supplies/materials to successfully learn and grow.  It is imperative that our participants attend each session in order to gain the true value of this programming.

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