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BRIDGING THE GAPS...

Welcome to The Blog Goods, or what is our blog page for Surviving Chance
Encounters.  Check us out here to see what we are doing in the Beaufort Community
with respect to projects and upcoming events.

Service to the Community

Look at the smiling faces...

Surviving Chance Encounters Foundation has been busy in August.  Dr. Roger Gray and Mentoring Young Minds hosted their 2nd Annual Back-Pack Drive.  Our own, Retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Everette Parker was the featured speaker.  Together, the organizations and their sponsors supplied 650 Back Packs filled with school supplies to our local youth.

The Official Logos

The Creativity in our Youth

In a recent request for art work from our youth, Surviving Chance Encounters has taken logos from art work created by Genesis Pratt and Jessie Parker.  Genesis is a 14 year old student at Whale Branch Early College High School who nailed the "Surviving Chance Encounters We are Warriors" Logo and Jessie Parker, my little cousin, is an 8th grader at Riverview Charter School who nailed the "THIRTY Mentoring Group" Logo. 

The bottom line is our youth have a lot of talent.  This is one example of what they can do.  Both Genesis and Jessie were compensated for their work.  BRAVO ZULU Genesis and Jessie for a job well done!
Inspiring The Crew of
Warship 66
Black History Month onboard USS Gonzalez
Retired Navy Command Master Chief Everette Parker, Director and Founder of Surviving Chance Encounters Nonprofit Organization provides an invigorating message of motivation to the Crew of USS Gonzalez in Norfolk, VA as the guest speaker for Black History Month, 2018.  The crew was interested in learning Master Chief Parker's journey to success.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT WB MIDDLE

Whale Branch Middle School, Beaufort, SC 2018

Today, I spent time with a child-hood friend and respected colleague Freddie Lawton and his staff and students at Whale Branch Middle School.  I was able to convey messages of hope and determination to the Fifth Grade students attending Whale Branch.  "If anyone is going to inspire those children, Freddie is going to do it.  He has always been a winner!"

Beaufort sent 26 All-Stars to the SC AAU All-Stars

In the heart of the state capitol in Columbia, SC, the Beaufort Community sent 26 young men to participate in the SC/ NC AAU Football ALL-Stars on 21 January 2018.  These young men are a part of Extra Mile Club of the Lowcountry under the Direction of Chris and Gaynelle Dantzler.  The weekend included a tour of the University of South Carolina's William Brice Stadium.  Surviving Chance Encounters gave their full support.

Off to a great start in 2018!

Providing more Mentorship

2017 saw Surviving Chance Encounters either hosting, or participating in more than 20 events around the Beaufort area.  As we look to expand our footprint and welcome in 2018, we are looking for more opportunities to positively impact kids at the foundation of their being.  We will work more with the Extra Mile Club, and Mentoring Young Minds, as well as  lift our very own mentoring program up off of the ground.  Get onboard!