Mr. Johnny Giles (R) is currently the President of the Lufkin Chapter of Concerned Black Men and CBM National Board Chairman. Mr. Leon Bagley (L) is currently the Vice-President of the CBM Lufkin chapter
We continue to be appreciative of our families, friends and others who choose to act in recognition of a need, with an attitude of social responsibility and without concern for monetary profit, going beyond one's basic obligations to help others.
The Concerned Black Men of Lufkin, Texas (CBMLT)
Concerned Black Men of America is a non-partisan, nonprofit, mentoring and educational organization, committed to advancing and improving the lives of youth by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public.
The Don Boyd Summer Youth Camp is a youth summer activity initiative administered by the Concerned Black Men of Lufkin, Texas for the benefit of students ages 6 to 13 years old. The camp focuses on the development of academic and physical preparedness through math, science, critical thinking skill enrichment, student computer/internet skills, reading and comprehension instruction and physical education activities. Our goal is to have at least 90% of the youth participating demonstrate increased awareness and knowledge in the areas emphasized and to have participants acquire the personal skill sets required to become immediate assets to themselves, their families, and the communities in which they live. Over students 150 registered for the 2018 Camp.
Each year funds from the Annual Scholarship Fundraising Gala are provided as scholarships to area High School seniors to be utilized to further their education at colleges and universities throughout the country. Twelve $500 Scholarships are presented during the awards ceremonies at each students high school. Two of the scholarships provided are sponsored by CHI St. Lukes Memorial Hospital.
The CBMLT Annual Scholarship Gala is held each December in the Pitser Garrison Convention Center. Funds from this event are utilized to provide scholarships for deserving graduating high school students from Lufkin and Angelina County Communities. Community support of this effort is crucial to the success of our many qualified students that aspire to attend college after graduation. We award twelve (12) $5OO scholarships to seniors in their graduating classes throughout our communities with two specifically sponsored by CHI St. Luke Memorial Hospital. We also present two Community Service Awards at each Gala. This year’s recipients Brookshire Bros. COO John Alston and Tome"Catering Owner Britany Vinson .Mr. Leon Bagley received the President's Award
In June of 2019, more than 80 passionate youth participants from Lufkin and surrounding communities will gather for the annual CBMLT Teen Summit. For one day, these youth will learn from influential speakers, engage in skill-based workshops, and participate in a day of action.
The Summit is an enriching, cross-cultural experience that aims to empower, educate, and activate the potential of young change makers. Through mentorship from community experts, thought leaders, celebrity champions and other community leaders, Summit participants will uncover critical skills and be empowered to serve their communities.
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Community Partnerships are of vital interest to the CBMLT as we address the following:
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