Motherhood Academy for Growth, Innovation, and Caring
A MOBB, Inc. Signature Parental Involvement Program
Program Description: The Motherhood Academy for Growth, Innovation, and Caring (M.A.G.I.C.) is a parental involvement program designed to empower, inspire, and encourage mothers to actively support their sons to become good stewards of their personal gifts and talents. This innovative approach to increasing parental involvement is designed for married, singled, or divorced mothers. M.A.G.I.C. equips mothers with research-based strategies that promote integrity, excellence, strong character and high–quality leadership abilities in black males.
The M.A.G.I.C. Program is a fall semester program. It takes place twice a month, the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. This program offers professional workshops, family activities, and special events, through Mothers of Black Boys, Incorporated. There are three components of M.A.G.I.C: Growth & Development, Educational Awareness, and Cultural Relevance.
Goal: The primary objective of M.A.G.I.C. is to equip mothers with resources and strategies that build a supportive community of parents that are actively involved in the education of their sons.
MOBB Male Leadership Academy
A MOBB, Inc. Signature Leadership Development Program
Program Description: This unique and innovative leadership program is designed for 20 males in grades 3-5 for one semester. MOBB Male Leadership Academy is designed to teach leadership responsibilities through lessons on social skills awareness, personal improvement, and problem solving. The boys will participate and host community service projects, actively participate in programs/assemblies at school, and assume other leadership roles at the school.
Various guest community leaders will share words of wisdom with the boys. MOBB Male Leadership Academy will reinforce appropriate school and classroom behavior through character education lessons. This program will take place after school once a week for one semester. At the completion of the program, each participant will receive a certificate; participate in an end of the program banquet; and attend a cultural field study.
Babbling for Books
A MOBB, Inc. Signature Early Literacy Program
Program Description: In an effort to build a strong foundation in literacy, this program is designed to promote parent involvement early in a child's life. This program gives parents the opportunity to help their children develop reading, speaking, listening, and writing skills at an early age. Babbling for Books is for mothers with infants to kindergarten-aged children.
A Subsidiary of MOBB, Inc.
The Community Leaders Coalition (CLC), a subsidiary of Mothers of Black Boys, Incorporated, is a caucus of prominent and notable community organizations. The CLC is known to the community for hosting quarterly MAN to MAN Town Hall Meetings, whereby men gather to discuss and resolve issues dealing with the plight of Black males. The CLC strives to provide solutions to community challenges using the most effective research based methods through a holistic approach. The following community organizations are members of the CLC: 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia, Concerned Black Men of Greater Columbia, The Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, Omicron Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Columbia Urban League Young Professionals, Call Me Mister (Benedict College), Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, and Palmetto Healthy Start.