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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HOPE Banquet
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

HOPE Banquet

MSTMT has been invited to attend the Medical Minority Mentoring Program’s annual HOPE Banquet. This banquet highlights and recognizes high school students who have completed the program as preceptors within the medical field.

The event will be held at MAHEC in the Education building.

Dinner will be served.

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Love Notes
May
7
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
2
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
Apr
30
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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Public Lecture by Bryan Stevenson
Apr
25
to Apr 26

Public Lecture by Bryan Stevenson

We will be attending a Public Lecture this evening at the UNCA Kimmell Arena. We will meet at our spot in the Mall for dinner at 6 and will leave no later than 6:30pm to travel to UNCA.

Bryan Stevenson, the attorney, activist and best-selling author who led the team that created the first national memorial to victims of lynching, will speak at UNC Asheville’s Kimmel Arena at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The talk is free and open to everyone, with support from The David and Lin Brown Visionary Lecture Series and The Van Winkle Law Firm Public Policy Lectures.

Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill and aiding children prosecuted as adults. Stevenson recently won a historic ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court banning mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger.  He also is the author of award-winning New York Times best-selling book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

A professor of clinical law at the New York University School of Law, Stevenson has been awarded the American Bar Association’s highest honor, the ABA Medal, and the National Medal of Liberty from the American Civil Liberties Union – he was nominated for the latter by U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Stevens. Stevenson has been dubbed “America’s Nelson Mandela” by none other than Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa.

Stevenson also has become a national leader in advocacy and public education about mass incarceration and its roots. In April 2018, EJI opened a new museum, The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, built on the site of a former slave warehouse in downtown Montgomery.  This is a companion to a national memorial to victims of lynching, The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which opened at the same time, gaining national news coverage, including a feature by Oprah Winfrey on CBS’ 60 Minutes.

As Stevenson told Winfrey, “We want to call this community to repentance, to acknowledgement, to shame. We want to tell the truth, because we believe in truth and reconciliation but we know that truth and reconciliation are sequential. We can’t get to where we’re trying to go if we don’t tell the truth first.” Stevenson’s team, which has chronicled more than 4,300 lynchings, continues to find more.

Many area residents will be reading Just Mercy this spring in anticipation of Stevenson’s visit to Asheville. UNC Asheville’s faculty, together with teachers at Asheville High School, is planning activities for students at both institutions, and some community events focused around the issues raised by Stevenson’s work.

Stevenson, who has been awarded the prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Prize and 34 honorary degrees, is a graduate of the Harvard Law School.

His lecture at UNC Asheville is a special event as part of the installation celebration for UNC Asheville’s Chancellor Nancy J. Cable. “Bryan Stevenson is a visionary leader in the field of social justice. The passionate work of his Equal Justice Initiative to challenge racial discrimination in the criminal justice system and confront our nation’s history of racial inequality and injustice has reached millions,” said Nancy J. Cable, Chancellor, UNC Asheville. “It is an honor and privilege to welcome Mr. Stevenson to our campus. We are grateful to our generous sponsors, Dave and Lin Brown and the Van Winkle Law Firm, for providing us with the opportunity to discuss these vital and relevant issues with the university and Asheville communities.”

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Love Notes
Apr
16
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
Apr
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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Black History Month Trip - Alabama
Mar
1
to Mar 3

Black History Month Trip - Alabama

We will travel to the great state of Alabama for our 2019 Black History Month trip. We will visit Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery. Our itinerary includes visits to many historical monuments, locations, and eateries that were prevalent in the history of black people during the Civil Rights Movement.

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You Belong to me: The Ruby McCollom Story
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

You Belong to me: The Ruby McCollom Story

Ruby McCollum, born Ruby Jackson (August 31, 1909 – May 23, 1992), was a wealthy married African-American woman in Live Oak, Florida arrested and convicted in 1952 for killing a prominent white doctor and state senator–elect. She was limited in her testimony during her trial and prohibited by the judge from recounting her allegations that he repeatedly raped her, and forced her to bear his children. She was sentenced to death for the murder of Dr. C. Leroy Adams. The sensational case was covered widely in the United States press, as well as by international papers, but McCollum was subjected to a gag order. Her case was appealed and overturned by the State Supreme Court.

We have discussed her and will be watching the documentary during this program.

Dinner will be served.

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 Love Notes
Feb
19
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
Feb
14
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
Feb
12
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
Jan
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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Love Notes
Jan
24
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
Jan
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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What's Your Word?
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

What's Your Word?

Our activity for this program will involve participants choosing a word for themselves, one that will help them focus on an area of their lives in which they want to improve and grow. For example, words like “organization”, “grateful”, and “confidence”, might become a word goal. We will brainstorm several possibilities before choosing the word with which we will move forward.

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Love Notes
Jan
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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Love Notes
Jan
8
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
Dec
18
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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