Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter for caring about inner city youth: W. K. Kellogg Foundation New Tools New Visions 2 (NTNV2) sponsor a youth baseball camp at Paine College

Honoring Augusta Baseball Coach Jerry Hunter for caring about our inner city youth: W. K. Kellogg Foundation New Tools New Visions 2 (NTNV2) sponsored a youth baseball camp at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia with Jerry Hunter as coach

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New Tools New Visions 2 (NTNV2) in Augusta, Georgia: Finding healthy outlets and activities for inner city youth and others facing social inequalities by addressing issues of environmental health, violence, health equity, and social justice.
NTNV2 is a Paine College/Community Partnership funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (15)NTNV was the primary sponsor of a baseball camp for inner city youth in the summer of 2010 organized by amazing and outstanding Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter.

The Jerry Hunter Baseball camp for middle school and elementary school kids included “inner city youth from Augusta area housing projects,” said Rev. Terence A. Dicks, an Augusta activist and the NTNV2 Community Liaison and Steering Committee chair and  New Tools for Healthy People 2020.

New Tools New Visions 2 (NTNV2) Augusta, GA Violence Prevention Baseball Camps, D.S.M. Warriors Team Shirt, Diamonds In The City, Safe Schools, Paine College #2

Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (3)Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (11)“We need more projects like the Coach Jerry Hunter’s baseball camp for our children – to give them something to do” during the long, hot summers in Augusta, said Rev. Dicks, who is hoping to help start more projects for Augusta area youth because they are targets for greedy drug dealers and have too much time on their hands if not involved in extracurricular activities.
Coach Hunter “is a very enterprising young educator and a Paine College Alumni,” Dicks said.
Lucy Laney collage #1Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (1)Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (7) Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (4)Coach Hunter was the boy’s baseball coach (2007-2010) at Lucy C. Laney High School in Augusta and then became the celebrated head coach of the high school boy’s basketball team – leading the team to its first class AA state championship in 2012.

“It’s a Mother’s Day gift to Miss Laney, from us,” said the modest Wildcats coach Jerry Hunter in an interview with an Augusta newspaper following the March 11, 2012 state championship victory.

Coach Hunter was honoring the school’s famous and beloved namesake:
Post Civil War African American Educator, Reformer, and Social Activist Lucy Craft Laney – who established a school for African American children in Augusta and was a huge inspiration to many of her students including (Mary McLeod Bethune) a future advisor to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR).

Coach Hunter stepped down as the school’s basketball coach in 2013 to spend more time focusing on his family.

A 1997 Paine College graduate who lettered in basketball, Coach Hunter was a member of the 1994 basketball team that won the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season title and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (2) Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (1) In 2011, Coach Hunter’s son LaTron (3rd base) became the first Wildcats baseball player to ever get a full athletic scholarship signing with Southern Union State Community College in Alabama.

Hoping his son’s scholarship will encourage more youth to play baseball, Coach Hunter said LaTron showed Augusta athletes it’s possible to earn a scholarship in sports other than basketball and football.

Hunter’s three seasons as head basketball coach for Laney (77-15 record/84 percent success) included three Final Four appearances and the 2012 state championship.

Scroll down after photos to see related links and more information about the NTNV2 grant at Paine College:

Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (16) Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (12) Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (11) Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (10) Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (9) Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (8) Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (6) Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (5) Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (2) Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (15) Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (14) Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (7) Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (4) Honoring Augusta Coach Jerry Hunter Kellogg NTNV Baseball (3)Coach Jerry Hunter: Paine College Class of ’97 is among those honored in June 2012 by Augusta Sports Council

Lucy C. Laney High School

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Educator, Reformer, Social Activist Lucy Craft Laney (April 13, 1854-October 24, 1933), an early African American educator who established a school for African American children in Augusta, Georgia:

Coach Jerry Hunter

Laney Coach Jerry Hunter has stepped down as basketball coach March 18, 2013

Laney routs Manchester for its first state title
Laney 67, Manchester 53
Sunday, March 11, 2012

Team and Coach Jerry Hunter honored by city of Augusta after 2012 state championship victory

2012 stories in Augusta newspaper about student helped by coach Hunter
Problem child : Laney High star athlete overcomes odds to graduate – and gives praise to coach Jerry Hunter:

Fostering success: Laney star made home on basketball court

Jerry Hunter’s students/players go on to acclaim:
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New Tools New Visions 2 (NTNV2) in Augusta, Georgia:
NTNV2 is a Paine College/Community Partnership
Funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation

NTNV2 Logo

NTNV2 is a community collaborative organization built on Community Based Participatory Research principles

NTNV organizes Augusta churches in public, celebratory activities.

Pastors, Ministers and other Religious leaders can publicly commit their churches to the Annual Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS.

Encourage HIV/AIDS education, promoting HIV testing and organizing against stigma.

The group’s intention to serve as a vehicle for increasing the level of public awareness in the Augusta Black church community.

NTNV 2 assessment by Dr. Kimberly M. Coleman, MPH
Consultant and paid contractor for the Kellogg Foundation
11-8-10 in Denver, CO
138th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association
New Tools, New Visions 2 : Lessons Learned as a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) technical assistance coordinator – partnered with four rural, African American Communities in Albany, Augusta, Fort Valley, Savannah.

Kimberly M. Coleman, PHD, MPH, CHES Headshot
Dr. Kimberly M. Coleman, PHD, MPH, CHES

In 2008, she was awarded a $100,000 contract from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation as the Technical Assistance Coordinator for the “New Tools, New Visions 2” project


Albany State University
New Tools, New Visions 2: ‘Lessons Learned Engaging in CBPR with Albany, GA Tools for Change, Inc.’

Albany, Georgia Tools for Change, Inc.
P.O. Box 3841
Albany, GA

Danielle Blackwell, BA Albany, GA Headshot
Danielle Blackwell, BA



NTNV2 Purposes:
Connect four rural GA communities surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with faculty resources to develop a community-based participatory research (CBPR) infrastructure to address issues of environmental health, violence, health equity, and social justice.

NTNV2 Project Goals:
Help community residents to resolve identified problems, and create change in public policy, and quality of life using several public health-based strategies to engage community residents and partners with researchers and/or HBCUs to develop solutions for each targeted community’s health issue among local residents

Community Grantees:
Four Southern Georgia community organizations were selected after submitting proposals to the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Harambee House, Inc. and Citizens for Environmental Justice

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Kellogg Foundation

Participants define strategies to eliminate obstacles from and creating good policies for African Americans to develop healthy families.

Using the Healthy People 2020 objectives include dynamic interaction between building healthier family structures and eradicating obstacles to healthier Black families.
While myriad areas of health disparities will be addressed, special attention will be paid to four focus areas:

Violence as a public health issue
Mental Health Disparities
Under-utilization of Preventative Care

Presenters take a proactive stance in addressing critical matters corresponding to the creation of stronger Black Families and improved health conditions.
Presenters include outside experts and the Augusta community, Paine College faculty/students plus reps of the Medical College of Georgia health system.
NTNV2 Augusta is a partner of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health’s National Partnership for Action (NPA) to End Health Disparities, and a member of the national Healthy People 2020 Consortium.

More info:

Dr. Adeleri Onisegun photo from story on Project Harambee Grant at Paine College in Augusta, GA #2
Dr. Adeleri Onisegun
NTNV2 Project Director
Paine College Dept. of Psychology

Rev. Terence A. Dicks Headshot #1
Rev. Terence A. Dicks
NTNV2 Community Liaison
Chair, Steering Committee

United Methodist News Service story March 2008 by Linda Green

Kellogg Foundation New Tools, New Visions 2 Augusta Project UMNS Story (1)Kellogg Foundation New Tools, New Visions 2 Augusta Project UMNS Story (3)Kellogg Foundation New Tools, New Visions 2 Augusta Project UMNS Story (2)

About TerenceDicks

A three-decade community activist for the Augusta, Georgia area, Rev. Terence A. Dicks is very concerned about civil rights, the needs of inner city and moderate and low-income children, fair civil legal representation for low-income and minorities, and many other issues. Terence has fought for civil representation for the low and moderate income involving cases like domestic violence and landlord disputes. In March 2015, Terence was sworn in for a second term to represent the Richmond County Democratic Party on the Richmond County Board of Elections. Rev. Terence Dicks is "widely-acknowledged for standing up for the rights of the powerless in his community and throughout Georgia," stated a press release on the GeorgiaAdvocates.org website when he was elected chair of the Augusta Human Relations Commission in July 2005. In 1986, Mr. Dicks was co-coordinator of the Mr. James Brown Appreciation Day in Augusta – the first time the town and its people earnestly expressed love and respect to the late great Godfather of Soul. About 5,000 people attended the event on the banks of the Savannah River including Mr. Robert Johnson (founder of Jet Magazine and much more), Mr. Greg Gumbel (who did story on BET), and Mr. Eldrin Bell (then asst. police chief of Atlanta). Along with Terence, the other co-coordinator was his lifelong friend and classmate Mr. Greg Peterson, an investigative journalist and outdoor environment reporter who started his career in Augusta and now lives in Ishpeming, MI in the Upper Peninsula near Lake Superior. The event broke the ice and led months later to the first concert Mr. Brown had ever performed in Augusta – ironically in the civic center that now bears his name (the renaming took another 20 years). Music Industry legends Casey Kasem and Dick Clark recorded radio PSAs to promote the free event. Mayor Charles DeVaney – a fan of Mr. Brown – prevented the celebration from being cancelled at the last minute by waiving the “mandatory” insurance requirements. Mr. Brown and Mr. DeVaney both died unexpectedly a month apart. We continue to love and honor the late great Mr. James Brown, who nearly single-handedly quelled Augusta's race riots and prevent further rioting in the 60, 70s. The "Hardest-Working Man in Show Business" Mr. James Brown made Terence Dicks the manager of his first-ever concert in Augusta, GA - about 6 months after the 1986 James Brown Appreciation Day. The concert was held on Saturday, December 27, 1986 at the civic center named in the godfather of Soul’s honor some 20 years later. Terence was the concert manager, producer and promoter. Tickets were only $15 ensuring all Augustans could afford to attend and the first 500 children under the age of 12 were admitted free in accordance with Mr. Brown’s wishes. Among those performing were Mr. Wilson Pickett, John Marshall, Buzz Clifford and Sequence 8. “Claiming A Street Named King” is an initiative Mr. Dicks started during tenure as chair of Georgia Clients Council. The project is about “taking back the street in by building businesses and homes on the crime-ridden abandoned boulevards that bear the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” However the project also has a wider scope. Dicks said the project would welcome claiming back streets named after other civil rights leaders and activists from all backgrounds. For example, the project would welcome groups or persons who want to revitalize streets named for late singer James Brown, the late Coretta Scott King, Muhammad Ali, Jesse Jackson, Grace Lee Boggs, Cesar Chavez and others. “All of these community leaders have messages of hope and accomplishment,” said Dicks, who hopes to hear from the centers, foundations and projects of these community leaders. “People can identify with their day to day struggles,” he said. “Above all they cared about the community they came from,” Dicks said. “They all have made a historic difference.” Reclaiming the streets and heritage of these civic leaders can reinvigorate “economic development and economic empowerment” in each community that honors their work. Rev. Dicks hopes to help others “improve the condition of boulevards named after Martin Luther King, Jr. across Georgia” and the nation. Author Jonathon Tilove “wrote the book that inspired me” entitled "Along Martin Luther King: Travels on Black America's Main Street.” Mr. Dicks hopes those interested will message him thru WordPress/Twitter/Facebook. The project is supported by East Carolina University Professor Derek H. Alderman. “Dr. Alderman is a geographer who has helped us to work on a plan for the redevelopment of the Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards,” Dicks said. “There was a lot of hope around those streets and what he did for me is he reminded me of why we name those streets for Martin Luther King, Jr.," he said. "We are heading into the second or third generation who doesn’t know about Dr. King and his achievements." “The generation that starts it doesn’t have to be the generation who built it,” he said. “We have to keep Dr. King’s work alive – keep it relevant and cogent.” Terence is a longtime member (2004-present) of the Augusta Progressive Religious Coalition. The coalition includes Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Hindus, Unitarian Universalists, pagans, and local Yoruba, who practice folk religion from West Africa. Among the many positive aspects of the coalition, Dicks developed a relationship with Omar Neal, who has been the Mayor of Tuskegee, Alabama since Nov. 3, 2008. Mr. Omar Neal was the keynote speaker of the 2011 Martin Luther King Day celebration organized by the Augusta Progressive Religious Coalition on Mon., Jan, 24, 2011 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta. After being an independent voter for two decades, Terence joined the Richmond County Democratic Party (RCDP) in 2002. He joined the Democratic Committee of Richmond County that “has jurisdiction over Democratic Party affairs in Richmond County” and a “purpose is to help select and elect Democratic Party Candidates to office” and whose platform includes “those of the Democratic Party of Georgia.” Terence has served as chair of the RCDP Political Action Committee (PAC) and performed duties that included community outreach. Mr. Dicks is member of the Richmond County State Committee (2011-2014) representing the 12th Congressional District. He served for six years (2002-2008) as state chair of the Georgia Clients Council plus served on the council board for eight years (2000-2008). For nearly a decade, Terence has been a board member (2002-present) of Georgia Legal Services Program and served (2005-2010) on the organization’s Georgia Committee on Civil Justice and is on the state bar president advisory committee. The mission of Georgia Legal Services Program is “to provide access to justice and opportunities out of poverty for low-income Georgians.” In 2007, Mr. Dicks founded the non-profit Georgia Center for Children and Education Inc. and serves as the volunteer executive director. The goal of the organization is encouraging parent involvement in education and to support community involvement in public schools. Originally the Center for Children and Education, the project was founded 1997 by Philadelphia, PA attorney Baruch Kintisch, a former staff attorney for Georgia Legal Services After exhaustive planning, Terence helped co-write and secure a $255,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in the spring of 2008 that is being administered by Paine College for the "New Tools, New Visions 2 Augusta" Project and he serves on the project steering committee. Rev. Dicks is a longtime member of the International Leadership Association (2001-present). Mr. Dicks serves as state of Georgia Coordinator (2008-present) for the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA). He joined the national PDA in 2007. For over a decade (1998-2009), Terence served on the board of the Augusta Human Relations Commission including two-terms as chair, three terms as vice-chair. Terence served as a board member (1994-1996) and the second vice president of the Augusta Branch of the NAACP including chair of the fair housing committee. Terence graduated from Westside High School in 1980 during which time he was a member of the WJBF TV-6 Junior Achievement Company that involved filming, editing, producing and hosting 30-minute issue-oriented public service programs that aired on weekends with student-sold commercials. Terence did a summer internship in 1980 – just after graduating from high school – at the Medical College of Georgia Television Production and was taught by people who include the late TV Director Mr. Armond “Brother” Jackson , Jr. - a longtime TV production expert in Augusta including at WRDW TV-12 and WJBF TV-6. During high school and for about 7 years afterward, Terence was a radio announcer at several Augusta radio stations including disc jockey (when records were vinyl 45s), sports, features, talk show and more. The stations included WBIA and WCKJ. Terence worked in production at WAGT-TV with Mr. Frank Crotts including being a live switcher (punching proper buttons to keep shows going and inserting commercials). He also worked at several Augusta restaurants as a chef and bartender.
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