Helping Black Boys Thrive

Helping Black Boys Thrive The Sid Center is committed to disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline for black males.

The Sid Center is committed to helping black boys thrive in all areas of life. Our programs and services offer a holistic approach to help black boys thrive spiritually, mentally and physically.

Mission: Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline for black males.

Join The Sid Center tomorrow for thefree virtual 2020 Hope Summit for Black Males!Save your spot now at:TheSidCenter.com...
04/10/2020

Join The Sid Center tomorrow for the
free virtual 2020 Hope Summit for Black Males!
Save your spot now at:
TheSidCenter.com/hs

#HopeLooksLikeMe #BlackMaleEmpowerment

Are you a parent raising a Black son who is:*overwhelmed with the stress of trying to deal with thenegative impact the C...
04/03/2020
Join The Sid Center for a FREE Parent Support Session!

Are you a parent raising a Black son who is:

*overwhelmed with the stress of trying to deal with the
negative impact the Corona Virus is having on
your job security, child's academic performance and household?

*struggling with parenting a defiant child who
you are now responsible for homeschooling?

*worried about the lack of support your special needs child
will receive while their school is shutdown?

*Unable to cope with your child's anger about missing out
on important school events such as prom or graduation?

​Join The Sid Center for a free Parent Support Session
to help parents decrease stress and increase the peace
in their homes during the Corona Virus crisis.

This session will be hosted by the CEO of The Sid Center,
and Child and Adolescent Behavioral Consultant
Tresaca Hamilton this Sunday, April 5th at 7:00 pm EST.

Seats are limited for this event so register now at:
TheSidCenter.com/support

#HelpForParents

The Sid Center is hosting a FREE Parent Support Session to help parents raising Black sons reduce stress and increase the peace in their homes during the Corona Virus crisis.

Join The Sid Center for a free live training tonight at 8:00 pm EST to learn:How To Help Black Boys Reach Their Full Pot...
09/22/2019

Join The Sid Center for a free live training
tonight at 8:00 pm EST to learn:
How To Help Black Boys Reach Their Full Potential

Sign up for this free training at:
TheSidCenter.com/potential

#hopelookslikeme
#parenting #childdevelopment
#blackboys #success
#purpose #vision #legacy

I am pleased to announce the launch of the annual Hope 100!The Sid Center's Hope 100 features inspirational Black males ...
09/07/2019
Hope 100 Archives - The Sid Center

I am pleased to announce the launch of the annual Hope 100!

The Sid Center's Hope 100 features inspirational Black males of all ages who are honored for their positive contributions to society.

You will meet the 2019 Hope 100 honorees throughout the
rest of this year through our Hope Looks Like Me Campaign.
The Hope 100 will also be featured in our annual compilation
in December 2019.

You can view our current Hope 100 honorees at:
TheSidCenter.com/hope100

#HopeLooksLikeMe

What is your child's super power?Help your child become the hero in their own life with the online Parenting With Purpos...
09/06/2019

What is your child's super power?

Help your child become the hero in their own life
with the online Parenting With Purpose workshop.

Sign up now at:
TheSidCenter.com/pwp

Get $10 off with the coupon code: purpose

#parenting #withpurpose
#onlineworkshop
#purposedriven #childdevelopment
#legacy #vision #goals #impact

Reserve your free copy ofThe Sid Center's Back To School Success Guide at:TheSidCenter.com/School2019
07/25/2019

Reserve your free copy of
The Sid Center's
Back To School Success Guide at:
TheSidCenter.com/School2019

Join The Sid Center for a free classon May 30th at 7:00 pm EST.Topic: How To Help Young Black Males Succeed This SummerW...
05/30/2019

Join The Sid Center for a free class
on May 30th at 7:00 pm EST.

Topic: How To Help Young Black Males Succeed This Summer

We will discuss reducing juvenile crime, increasing employment opportunities, and much more!

Register now at:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/f5cb965e9858dc38c5b9141539e44ee6

#HopeLooksLikeMe #BlvckFreedom

The Sid Center is currently working on a few projects that will be launched in June to help reduce the juvenile crime th...
05/07/2019

The Sid Center is currently working on a few projects that will be launched in June to help reduce the juvenile crime that increases when school is out for the summer.

Hope Magazine will debut in June, and will include
information to help the black community reduce
juvenile crime and save the lives of black males.
It will also include a college prep guide for black males.

We are also hosting the Saving Our Youth Summit and Community Cookout. This community outreach event will
help reduce juvenile crime in the black community, and
celebrate our youth for graduating from school this year.

You can reserve your free copy of the debut issue of
Hope Magazine at: https://www.TheSidCenter.com

Send The Sid Center a message if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Saving Our Youth Summit and Community Cookout, or advertising in Hope Magazine.

Helping Black Boys Thrive's cover photo
04/26/2019

Helping Black Boys Thrive's cover photo

02/18/2019

Check out and like our new page at:
Facebook.com/TheSidCenter

Registration is now open forTaming The Tiger!This virtual anger management workshop for black boys is on Saturday, Janua...
01/11/2019

Registration is now open for
Taming The Tiger!

This virtual anger management
workshop for black boys is on
Saturday, January 19th at 1:00 pm EST.

Participants will also receive the
Taming The Tiger workbook, and
a recording of the workshop.

Register now at:
https://www.helpingblackboysthrive.com/tiger

Helping Black Boys Thrive's cover photo
12/29/2018

Helping Black Boys Thrive's cover photo

Beau Shell is an amazing example of a black boy thriving!
12/05/2018
Lil Ice Cream Dude

Beau Shell is an amazing example of a black boy thriving!

I want to thank Ms. Ligaya Figueras for telling my story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She drove all the way to Athens to interview and to see the shop. It is an honor and a blessing to be featured in the AJC. Please read and leave a comment to Ms. Ligaya. She is the coolest!

FYI: The print article will be in this Sunday's AJC paper in the Living and Arts Section.

https://www.ajc.com/entertainment/dining/georgia-teen-hot-streak-with-frozen-treats/LY3Y2pUjgMitAL2WebYXWN/

I am excited to announce that the F.A.I.T.H. Academy is now a year long program!I am even more excited to announce that ...
12/03/2018

I am excited to announce that the F.A.I.T.H. Academy is now a year long program!

I am even more excited to announce that you can enroll your entire family for only $99 per year during our Grand Opening Special!

The Families Acting Intensively To Heal (F.A.I.T.H.) Academy will offer monthly virtual workshops and trainings for the entire family.

Topics will include:

*How to communicate without yelling

*How to build generational wealth

*How to prepare your child for college and a successful career without debt

*How to break generational curses

*and much more!

Are you ready to heal your family?

Join the F.A.I.T.H. Academy now for only $99 per year, and become one of the Families Acting Intensively To Heal!

Join now at: HelpingBlackBoysThrive.com/faith

The special Grand Opening price of $99 per year will expire on December 7, 2018.

The regular price is $199 per year.

#FamilyMatters #Healing #Love #Support

Do You Need F.A.I.T.H.?Do you feel like there is a stranger in your house…but it is your own child?Are you ready to heal...
11/29/2018
F.A.I.T.H. Academy

Do You Need F.A.I.T.H.?

Do you feel like there is a stranger in your house…but it is your own child?

Are you ready to heal your family?

Join the F.A.I.T.H. Academy now,

and become one of the

Families Acting Intensively To Heal!

We will start on December 1, 2018.

Enroll your family now at:

https://www.helpingblackboysthrive.com/faith

Do You Need F.A.I.T.H.? Do you feel like there is a stranger in your house…but it is your own child? A common complaint I receive from parents is the frustration they experience with trying t…

"Black students are suspended and expelled at a rate three times greater than white students."SOURCE: U.S. Department of...
11/20/2018

"Black students are suspended and expelled at a rate three times greater than white students."

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-12.

This is a disturbing statistic for black boys because it is a contributor to the disproportionate amount of black boys being funneled into the School-To-Prison Pipeline. Even more disturbing is the fact that this trend starts as early as 8 years old.

The Sid Center created the Regain Control Program to help reduce suspensions and expulsions for black boys diagnosed with behavioral disorders; with the goal of preventing them from entering the School-To-Prison Pipeline.

We will continue to create programs and services with the ultimate goal of diminishing, and eventually eliminating the disturbing statistics regarding black boys.

Find out more about the Regain Control Program, and schedule an Introductory Session at: HelpingBlackBoysThrive.com/behave

Responding to a child's violent behavior with more violence is definitely not the answer. Unfortunately, some adult stra...
11/09/2018
Two Wrongs Will Not Make It Right

Responding to a child's violent behavior with more violence is definitely not the answer. Unfortunately, some adult strangers did not understand that, or did not care, when they reacted to a video circulating on social media of a high school student punching their teacher.

This article shares some insight on why the negative reaction of the adults could make the situation worse, as well as some tips to help prevent more incidents like the one in the video.

https://www.helpingblackboysthrive.com/featured/two-wrongs-will-not-make-it-right/

There is a video currently circulating on social media that shows a high school student punching their teacher. The child’s behavior is disturbing, but the reactions of some of the adults aft…

A few months ago I set a goal for The Sid Center to impact the lives of 1,000 black boys before the end of 2018. This le...
11/07/2018
Welcome To The Sid Center

A few months ago I set a goal for The Sid Center to impact the lives of 1,000 black boys before the end of 2018. This led to the launch of the 2018 A Gathering Of Kings event. Making the decision to accomplish that goal has led to other opportunities that made me realize it is time to dream a bigger dream.

I am excited to announce that The Sid Center
has been selected for the
Goodie Digital: Disrupting The School-To-Prison Pipeline cohort. This program will help The Sid Center reach 10 million people by January 2020 to spread awareness about the School-To-Prison Pipeline, and how black boys are disproportionately affected.

My comfort zone was completely eliminated when my dream goal shifted from reaching 1,000 to 10 million. I am up for the challenge because I know it is possible. It is possible to help thousands of black boys create better futures. It is possible with your help. You are one of the 10 million.

The Sid Center will start publishing more information, and creating more programs and initiatives designed to help black boys thrive. Please share the upcoming posts and events with your network and community. You are one of the 10 million that includes black boys, parents, guardians, educators, community supporters, and other people who want to help black boys thrive.

It is time to dream a bigger dream that
can come true with your help.

Visit www.HelpingBlackBoysThrive.com to
stay updated on The Sid Center.

Helping Black Boys Thrive

I am excited to announce thatmentee registration is now openfor the A Gathering Of Kings event!A Gathering Of Kings is a...
10/02/2018

I am excited to announce that
mentee registration is now open
for the A Gathering Of Kings event!

A Gathering Of Kings is a mentoring event
for black boys ages 11-18.

The event will be held on Saturday,
December 15th in downtown Atlanta
from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

This free event will give black boys
the opportunity to have lunch with
successful adult black male mentors,
as well as participate in other fun
and empowering activities.

Complete the mentee registration form
today before all spots are filled at:
https://www.helpingblackboysthrive.com/kings

Our sponsors are making this free event possible.
If you would like to support this important event for black boys as a business owner or individual visit:
https://www.helpingblackboysthrive.com/kings

Please share this event information with your network!

#SavingBlackBoys #HelpingBlackBoysThrive

#Mentoring #Success #LiftingAsWeClimb

“I am scared I will die in prison.” These were the words of a 15 year old black male who found himself being tried as an...
09/13/2018

“I am scared I will die in prison.” These were the words of a 15 year old black male who found himself being tried as an adult for a crime he committed. He had never heard of the Seven Deadly Sins, and was distraught that he was no longer considered a juvenile in the legal system.

The Seven Deadly Sins are:
1. Murder
2. Rape
3. Armed robbery with firearm
4. Aggravated child molestation
5. Aggravated sodomy
6. Aggravated sexual battery
7. Voluntary manslaughter

It is important to know that if a minor is charged with one of the Seven Deadly Sins they can be convicted as an adult. One of the goals of The Sid Center is to prevent black boys from entering the adult criminal justice system. We offer a variety of prevention and intervention programs to accomplish that goal.

Our newest program is F.A.I.T.H. (Families Acting Intensively To Heal). This is a family crisis support program to help families struggling with a teen’s out of control behavior, and/or a juvenile offender making the transition from detention back to the home and community.

Get the help you need now by scheduling a F.A.I.T.H. Introductory Session at:
HelpingBlackBoysThrive.com/help

#HelpingBlackBoysThrive #SavingBlackBoys

Black Boys Need Peace Of Mind TooThere have been recent events in the news where adults called the police on children fo...
09/06/2018

Black Boys Need Peace Of Mind Too

There have been recent events in the news where adults called the police on children for foolish reasons. The reasons were so foolish that a rational thinking adult would wonder if the police would have been called if the children were not black boys.

In one incident an adult called the police on a 12 year old black boy who was working his newspaper route delivering newspapers to homes in a neighborhood. In another incident an adult called the police on a 12 year old black boy, who is the owner of a lawn cutting service, for mowing the wrong lawn.

Most recently, an 11 year old black boy was shown on national news crying as he was surrounded by police and treated like a criminal. The boy was outside walking with his brother and friend, and they were stopped by the police because of a police call about a black male juvenile carrying a gun, and wearing a red shirt. The 11 year old endured having police officers pointing guns at him, and being handcuffed and patted down. The police officers found that he was not carrying a gun. The boy was only wearing a red shirt.

An 11 or 12 year old black male is still a child. The color of their skin does not change that fact. Like other children, they expect adults to protect them. They expect adults to encourage them when they are doing something good like trying to earn an honest dollar through entrepreneurship. Like other children, they expect an adult to tell them when there is a problem, not call the police on them.

Some of these black boys will have to deal with the effects of a traumatic experience with a white adult in situations where the only thing considered wrong was the color of the boy’s skin.

And what about all of the black boys observing these incidents wondering if they will be next?

In addition to having to know how to drive while black, they now have to worry about being in danger while simply walking down the street, or trying to earn money legitimately at a young age.

Like other children, black boys need to enjoy being able to play outside without anxiety or fear.
Black boys need to be able to simply exist in this world as a human being.
Like other red blooded human beings, black boys need peace of mind too.

I remember a parent who attended my Making The Grade Workshop with their child. The parent was distraught because their ...
09/03/2018
Knowledge That Is Vital To The Success Of Black Boys

I remember a parent who attended my Making The Grade Workshop with their child. The parent was distraught because their child would be held back in the same grade in the next school year. During the workshop it was determined that the problem was a state test the child performed poorly on, and had the opportunity to retake. The parent was unaware of their options, and was relieved to know that their child still had a chance to succeed.

Fortunately, the child still had time to retake the test and advance to the next grade with her current class in the new school year. This incident made me think about the parents who didn’t ...

Continue reading at:

https://www.helpingblackboysthrive.com/featured/knowledge-that-is-vital-to-the-success-of-black-boys

I remember a parent who attended my Making The Grade Workshop with their child. The parent was distraught because their child would be held back in the same grade in the next school year. During th…

Please support Beau! He is an amazing entrepreneur.
09/03/2018

Please support Beau! He is an amazing entrepreneur.

Hello Everyone!
I have a really, really, BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! I have been named a finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce & Metlife’s Dream Big Awards. This is a huge honor and I am grateful and humbled. I have been a member of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce since I was 9 years old. Doc Eldridge and the Chamber have helped me tremendously over the years. I pray that I can bring home this award to my beloved Athens Community.

I am always DREAMING BIG and I want to thank the U.S. Chamber of Commerce & Metlife for naming me as a 2018 Young Entrepreneur Finalist for this year’s Dream Big Awards!

I would like to thank all of the people who have supported me, booked, prayed over me, work with me, and encouraged me as I have chased my ice cream dreams for 7 years now. I am working so hard to open my ice cream shop and I hope to have it opened very soon. It’s worth the wait. You have my word.

As a finalist for the Dream Big Awards, I am also eligible to receive the Community Excellence Award. The Community Excellence Award recognizes a business that has found success in the eyes of its community, generously giving of its time, resources, and expertise. If you would be so kind to help me in this regard by voting, I would be grateful. Voting is simple. Please help. Thank you!

How to Vote
Public voting limited to one vote per unique email address.
1) Voting is available here: https://app.reviewr.com/showcase/2018_dream_big
2) Create a username and password.
3) Select Lil Ice Cream Dude and hit “Like”

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