On March 21-25, 2017, Jareem Gunter traveled to Washington DC to do workshops at Eastern High School, IDEA Charter School and Anacostia High School. The workshop was based around Accountability.
"Tips for Men" The Man Book workshop for Eastern High School and Pittsburg High School
On March 8, 2017, Jareem Gunter conducted a workshop with Eastern High School from Washington DC and Pittsburg High School. Students traveled to OVO (Oakland's Very Own) restaurant in Oakland, CA. OVO donated their space and all the food for the young men. The topic was Tips for Men. We discussed: How to tie a tie, how to wear a suit, dinner etiquette, dating etiquette, chivalry, how to set a table and much more!
"Interacting With Women" The Man Book workshop for Pittsburg High School
On Wednesday, January 16, 2017 Jareem Gunter held a workshop with 65 young men from Pittsburg High School about "Interacting With Women."
This Could Be You (Career Awareness Event)
When growing up in a community with little to no positive role models or an absent father, having a successful career as a young man of color seems almost unattainable. On January 7, 2017, Akintunde Ahmad, an undergraduate student from Yale and his mentor Jareem Gunter, author of 'The Man Book', presented a half-day career networking event to inspire young men of color, ages 14-24 to pursue different career paths and learn tips for success. The objective is to display that men of color represent all sorts of occupations and any career is possible.
Pittsburg High School Development Workshop
On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 The Man Book held a workshop with 60 boys from Pittsburg High School on Development. This workshop included topics on Love, Finding your purpose, Accountability and N.U.T.S. The next workshop is in January and the topic will be on Dealing with Women.
The Man Book takes a trip to Chicago
Author Jareem Gunter of The Man Book decided to take a trip to Chicago and volunteer for a week. When he decided to go to Chicago he had no idea what was in store for him. He had no agenda, and no connections, Jareem just knew that when God tells him to do something, he must obey. Thank God for obedience. The young people seemed to be extremely happy about Jareem coming.
1st Annual The Man Book/ Pittsburg Unified School District Bay Area African American Heritage & Leadership Tour
In an effort to improve outcomes for our African-American male students, Pittsburg Unified School District partnered with Jareem Gunter, author of The Man Book, in a series of workshops throughout the year. Our Kick-Off event was the 1st Annual SF Bay Area African-American Heritage & Leadership Tour that was held on October 5, 2016. The tour’s purpose is to provide our students insight about the sacrifice and struggle of persons of African descent in this country and the Bay Area. This year’s tour will include 50 Pittsburg High School students from the Male African American Achievement Network. If you would like to volunteer as a mentor for any of the below events, please contact Jareem.
The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (New York) Jareem Gunter partnered with African American Male Achievement in Oakland
Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) is to connect, inspire, support and strengthen school leaders dedicated to the social, emotional and academic development of boys and young men of color. Jareem Gunter partnered with African American Male Achievement (AAMA) for over 6 months to work with and train the Student Leadership Council to present a 4 hour workshop to COSEBOC attendees.
Father's Day Speaking at Bethesda Community Church
On Father's Day 2016, Jareem spoke at Bethesda Community Church about a Fathers roles and responsibilities.
Tomorrow's Man 1-day Workshop Empowering Men on the Journey of Manhood
How do you learn how to do something if you have never been shown how to do it? On Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 1-3pm, Jareem Gunter, the author of 'The Man Book' brought together over 80 men, young and old, at The California Theatre in Pittsburg, CA for a dynamic workshop devoted to empowering young men in their journey to manhood. This event featured Vernon Davis of the Washington Redskins, Marcus Williams, Executive Director of Live Your Days Overcoming (LYDO), and award-winning director, Ray Upchurch of the documentary 'Daddy Hunger'. This was the very first event of this kind to happen in East Contra Costa County. Mentors and mentees (ages 15 to 25) gathered together to learn life skills from each other through a proven method developed by Jareem Gunter. Every young man received a copy of 'The Man Book'. Through a transformational guide "The Man Book" equips men with thought-provoking, fundamental tools that will empower them to live successfully in today's society, and strive towards excellence in becoming a better man. This book offers every man a chance to reach his full potential.
2015 Thanksgiving Family Feed In collaboration with the Vernon Davis Foundation
In 2015, Jareem Gunter and his wife partnered with the Vernon Davis Foundation for their Annual Thanksgiving Family Feed and were successful in blessing 30 families with full Thanksgiving meals and gifts! Please take the time to enjoy the video production of this amazing experience that could not have happened without the time and effort from so many volunteers.
A special thanks to all our volunteers: The Vernon Davis Foundation, John & Linda Erwin, Abel Regalado, Kennetra Mays & Kaydence, Abraham & Phyllis Gunter, Shavonne Horton, Terry Braggs, Shanell Thomas, Teresa Tate, Valerie & Valentino Smith, Tiffany Griffin, Dianna Tu, Melanie Wilson, Chinyere Tutashinda, Marcellus & Aisha Jasper, Elasia Brocks, MarQuita Petties, Nikki Baker, Sharifa Morris, Marcus Washington, Julian Ericks, Lorell Jones, Katherine Tittle, Laura Glovin, Jeanna Gentry, Christie Parker, Anderson Lai, Rasanne Nondon, Joshua Daniels, Larnell Ransom, Deirdre Stevenson, and Nneka Gallaread.