Eta Omega Chapter’s award-winning Omega Manhood Leadership Institute held the first session at its new home school today, Scott Elementary on Atlanta’s Northwest side. Three 5th graders and one 4th grader are currently enrolled, but we are still recruiting and selecting the students.

Brother Ronald R. Coleman, Co-Executive Director of the program, explained the rules and taught the young men the OMLI motto: “I Promise to do my best, and make a difference, because I am the future.” He also outlined the curriculum and discussed some of the field trips and activities planned for this school year.

The students, who had all expressed great interest in science, engineering, robotics, and medicine, especially enjoyed the fun-science presentation by Brother Paul Simpson. After wowing them with talk of space travel and robots, he entertained them with a flying ball helicopter toy equipped with motion sensors, and showed them that a mixture of salt and vinegar can make pennies shine like new.

 Brother Langston Longley, Principal at Scott Elementary, participated in the opening session and will be working closely with the OMLI mentors throughout the year. Other attendees besides Brothers Longley, Simpson, and Coleman: Brothers Ken Burwell, Terrance Dixon, Buster Meadows, Rod Prince, Del Walker, and Robert Yancy. All were energized by the enthusiastic students.

 The next session is scheduled for October 21st.