Saturday, June 15, 2019

Montclair High School 9th Grade Atrium (Cafeteria)

North Fullerton Avenue entrance

Montclair, NJ  07042

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Dear Brother to Brother Family & Supporters:


Please join us as at our 11th annual Father's Day Breakfast and End of the Year Celebration on Saturday June 15, 2019, 9 am to 12 pm at the Montclair High School, 9th Grade Academy Building Atrium, located on North Fullerton and Chestnut Streets in Montclair, NJ. 

Each year we come together to celebrate our program's achievements, our mentees and mentors.  We will also honor our graduating seniors, with a scholarship, and a community member with special recognition for their service to the Montclair community.  Our Keynote speaker will be Dr. Aaron Smith, "The Rapping Professor."


The Ad Journal is your opportunity to join us in this celebration. It offers parents, family and friends an opportunity to honor their young man and business owners an opportunity to place an ad in support of our program.  Ad sizes can be half, full or quarter page.


Souvenir Journal entries are due May 31, 2019.

Complete the Ad Journal contract and attach your business cards and/or your Scan-Ready document mail them to: Brother to Brother, PO Box 215 Glen Ridge, NJ, 07028, email them to info@teenmentoring.org or fax to 973-404-7963.  

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Keynote Speaker - Dr Aaron X. Smith, "The Rapping Professfor" from Temple University -

It wasn’t long ago that Dr. Aaron X Smith was a student at Temple University’s North Philadelphia main campus merely grateful for an opportunity at higher education.  The foundation of his opportunity were his god given athletic talents and a thirst for knowledge gifted to him by his parents.  As he progressed though his academic life he realized the opportunity for higher education was not readily accessible for most and even more difficult to attain for the underrepresented and underprivileged members of his communities. This realization shaped his personal purpose to dedicate his life to uplifting a new generation of young people to help them unlock the transformative power of education and recognize the potential of investing in one’s personal growth.

Dr. Smith currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University. He is the author of "The Murder of Octavius Catto" (featured in the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia 2015). Smith has also published multiple entries in the Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage (2015) and a chapter on James Baldwin titled, “Boundless Baldwin” recently published in, Contemporary Critical Thought in Africology and Africana Studies.  His innovative artistic presentation style has gained him the name, “The Rapping Professor”.


During his short tenure at Temple University, Dr. Smith has quickly been recognized as a dynamic and innovative speaker, educator, artist and facilitator who utilizes his vast wealth of knowledge, uncanny energy and unique oratorical abilities to translate Hip-Hop culture into a universal language of leadership, learning and love. During his professorship he has been focused on developing unique and dynamic ways to actively engage the Gen Z students of today in an effort to solidify their learning.  This unique approach to his lectures garnered him national recognition as the aptly named “Rapping Professor” with a viral video from his classroom garnering over 10 Million views in less than three weeks.  Throughout his career Professor Smith has spoken at numerous colleges, companies and religious institutions.  In 2015, Dr. Smith received the Molefi Kete Asante Award for academic excellence and innovation in the field of African American Studies. Dr. Smith serves as the Academic Advisor for the Temple chapter of the NAACP and SEAL (Society of Emerging African Leaders). Aaron X. Smith holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Asian Studies, a Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts and a Master’s Degree in African American Studies. Aaron X. Smith graduated with a PhD in African American Studies in 2015 and has dedicated his life to uplift through education. Aaron X. Smith is originally from Montclair, New Jersey and is a proud member of The Christian Church of Philadelphia, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated and Herbert E. Millen Masonic Lodge #151. Go Owls!