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B4 2017 -- "Iron sharpens iron"
B4 2017 -- New Edition challenge winners
YEAR 8, June 2-3, 2017
Royal Blue gathering
2018
B4 tackles police stops, other hot button issues in Year 8.
Seeing a need to address serious topics nationally and locally, TEAM KRL put together a 2017 B4 program that featured workshops about police traffic stops, drug use and women's health. The program included creating a brand, quiz on NASA math wiz Katherine Johnson, a scavanger hunt and team building activities at the Marshall Rec Center.
1. New workshops
Lt. Dan Underwood and Officer Andre Jackson of the Huntington Police Department explained the how and why of police traffic stops through various scenarios while Tim White shared stories about how drug use can ruin lives and how one overcame it.
2. Life changing values
Retiring Cabell County Public Schools' superintendent William Smith gave a speech about decision making while Amy Browning and Angela Bentley-Henderson of St. Mary's Medical Center talked to the girls about women's health at their age.
B4 alumni Orlando Williams, Tevin Thomas and Derek Rankin returned to volunteer for the 2017 B4 program.TEAM KRL's Chris Layne addresses students duing Day 1 of the 2017 B4 program at Marshall University.TEAM KRL's Duane Rankin has students participate in the New Edition challenge. Maurice Jackson, center, participates in the New Edition challenge at Marshall University.Noah Ziegler watches on during the NE challenge.QuaShawn Thompson and Mason Moore work on their branding projects during Day 1 of the 2017 B4 program.Ravyn Goodson is all smiles during Day 1 of the 2017 B4 program.Derek Rankin instructs Anson Fykes as Malik Grier looks on during the branding workshop.The winning NE team of Tevin Johnson, Montez Tubbs, Qasim Burgre, Seb Risch and Isaiah Shook.Alannah Spearman participates in NE challenge of 2017 B4 youth program. McKinley McClure looks on during Day 1 of the 2017 B4 program.More than 80 students attended the 2017 B4 program June 2-3 at Marshall University.TEAM KRL'S Shannon King, Chris Layne and Duane Rankin awarded William Smith, center, a plaque and Rose Bowl cooler as the retiring Cabell County Public Schools' superintendent was the featured speaker at the 2017 B4 program. Students llisten to Smith's speech about choosing friends wisely.Amy Browning of St. Mary's Medical Center talks to the girls about women's health during Day 1 of the B4 program.The girls were also introduced to the Total Woman program.Gunnell Hickman and Landon Edwards participate in an traffic stop scenario with Lt. Dan Underwood and Officer Andre Jackson of the Huntington Police Department.Lt. Underwood participates in a second traffic stop scenario with Kourdell Todd, Maurice Jackson, Mason Moore and Montez Tubbs. Lt. Underwood has Todd get out the car and asks him quetions during a traffic stop scenario. Tim White discusses drug use with the students during the 2017 B4 youth program. Lt. Underwood and Officer Jackson.
B4 2017: Team building
3. Branding 101
After seeing a video presentation by Huntington native Shanee Moore, who designed the B4 and TEAM KRL logos, the high school students presented their own brand in words and visuals.
B4 2017 -- Young leader
4. Team challenge
The students were broken into groups and participated in team building exercises designed to have them work together, but have leaders emerge. This has become a staple of the B4 youth program at the Marshall Recreation Center.
2018
Day 1 photo gallery
Desiree Wells prepares to throw a football during Day 2 of the 2017 B4 (Be Strong, Be Positive, Be Ready, Believe) youth program June 3 at Marshall Recreation Center.Kyashia Stubblefield looks to the sky during Day 2 of the B4 program.Mason Moore and Anson Fykes get ready for the next team building challenge during Day 2 of the 2017 B4 youth program June 3 at Marshall.Kaiyra Hughes and Lakeisha Mitchell talk during a team building exercise. Noah Ziegler leads the group during Day 2 of the 2017 B4 youth program June 3 at Marshall Recreation Center.Ravyn Goodson waits for what's next during Day 2 of the B4 program June 3 at Marshall.Volunteers Erica Hornbuckle and Orlando Williams take a photo during Day 2 of the 2017 B4 youth program.Tie Johnson gearing up for the next team building challenge during Day 2 of the 2017 B4 program at Marshall. Malik Grier looks on during Day 2 of the 2017 B4 program.Trevor Pope awaits the next team building challenge.Trevor Pope and Makenzie Grier share a laugh during the 2017 B4 youth program June 3 at Marshall University. Landon Edwards listens to instructions during Day 2 of the 2017 B4 program June 3 at Marshall Recreation Center.Kyanni Ferguson is all smiles during Day 2 of the B4 program.MaKenzie Grier points out instructions during Day 2 of the B4 program.Landon Edwards participates in the 2017 B4 youth program June 3 at Marshall Recreation Center.Kyashia Stubblefield, Amaia Davis, Dionna Crawford and Anson Fykes partcipate in a team building drill on Day 2 of the 2017 B4 program at Marshall Recreation Center.Team building photo.Caitlynn Johnson (with glasses) and Jade Watson smile for the camera.McKinley McClure and  William Whitfield look on during Day 2 of the 2017 B4 youth program at Marshall Recreation Center.Grayson Jackson picks up an award during Day 2 of the 2017 B4 youth program at Marshall Recreation Center.Team building challenge winners.
Day 2 photo gallery
B4 2017: Team Building champions
B4 2017: Play ball
B4 2017: Team Building photo