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Kansas City Kansas Community College has a program that offers a circle of support for males between the ages of 17 and 24. Since Spring 2008 FBOE has been guiding primarily young men to overcome the barriers that cause hopelessness and a disconnect from their dreams.  
When: Every  Thursday
(except Thanksgiving & Christmas)

6pm - 8:30pm

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Mr. Roger Suggs
F.B.O.E. Community Liaison
Dr. Denise McDowell
Dean of Enrollment Management & Registrar
F.B.O.E. Administrator

The benefits of program participation:
Mentor/Life Skills Coach
Rebuild Your Swag
Open Opportunities
Community Level Support
Position You to Compete

Participation is open to young men who are:
on the fringe of dropping out
losing hope of being successful
seeking employable skills
having a hard time transitioning
looking for ways to connect with community resources
wanting a better chance of beating the odds

Past First Thursday Events Featured Speakers
Boyce Watkins, Ph.D.
("The Peoples Scholar")

Jim Nunnelly, KPRS 103.3 FM, Generation Rap, and Retired Public Administrator

Tyrone J. Flowers, JD, Founder and
CEO of Higher M-PACT)

Rev. Royal Scott, Jr., Pastor of
Walnut Boulevard Baptist Church

John Hudson II, CEO, Focus Drive,
LLC and Author of Best Seller Ignored and Ignited

Lavert Murray, Director of Department of Development Unified Government of WYCO, KCK

David Green, Director of The Roswell Addiction and Incarceration Rehab Initiative

Alvin Brooks, Director and
CEO Ad Hoc Group Against Crime

Donald Lang, Ph.D., Founder/CEO Pinnacle Counseling and Educational Consulting Services

Mark P. Gaines-Magee, Evangelist of Roswell Church of Christ

Shawn Derritt, Director of Student Advising Center

Darron Story, Owner and Executive Producer Intrepid Entertainment/Host of Kansas City After Hours

Ernest Hartzog, Ph.D, Consultant Education and Comm unity/Organization Development

Pastor Kenneth Walker, Motivational Speaker, Pastor and Political Consultant

Kenneth Wilson, Trails Recreation Community Center Event Coordinator

Joseph Snorgrass Ph.D, Asst. Professor of Communication Avila University
  Jason Rozelle, Diversity Fellow
Johnson County Community College

David J. Jackson, Certified Financial Planner/ Financial Advisor, KCKCC Business Advisory Board Member

Ernest Campbell, General Manager of Salon Ambiance & Boutique

Pastor Vernon DeBose, Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church

Jonathan Daniels, Senior Patrolman Kansas City, Kansas Police Department

Don Caldwell, CEO of Purpose Productions, Inc. Board VP of Renewed Reflections, Inc.

Derrick Estelle, CEO/President of Derrick Estelle Youth Ministry

Expression of Life, Purpose Productions, Inc., Don Caldwell, President and Renewed Reflections, Inc., LaShonda Nunn, Execurive Director

Rich Piper, Director of Workforce Development, KCKCC Technical Education Center

Timothy L. Dupree, P.A., Founder of the Law Office of Timothy Dupree, P.A.

Changing Methods, Gospel Rap Music Ministry

Mike B. Rollen, Producer, Editor & Director, Kansas City Murder Factory Act 1

Louis Moten, Consultant/Trainer Missouri Youth Services Institute

Rev. Erodney Perry, Pastor/New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church

John Stafford II, Director of Choral Music, Kansas City Kansas Community College