If you begin to speak about empowering movements and making an impact in our communities, Brandon Frame is a man that you must mention. His cumulative collection of experiences, skills, and talents result in selfless service for the present and future generations of leaders under his personal motto.
Be Different. Growing up in Hartford, Connecticut, Brandon established himself at an early age by committing to achieving his goals. His penchant for excellence was sealed while attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. As a graduate of the illustrious institution, Brandon cultivated his passion for developing young Black Males through programs such as the Role Model, Scholar, Gentleman (RSG) MENtoring Program for Charles R. Drew Charter School and after graduating, teaching English at The Fessenden School, where he was selected to sit on the Diversity Inclusion Committee – developing a more diverse, inclusive school and community.
Be Great. In the beginning stages of his career, the educational area served as the breeding ground for creating a model that would continue to motivate students to not only become victors against the obstacles in their way, but also created an avenue where Brandon could embody high achievement on a daily basis. Currently serving as the Director of Business Partnerships and Program Development of Hartford’s High School, Inc. Brandon assists with providing students with resources, opportunities and knowledge to help them purse careers in the fields of finance, insurance and other Corporate related sectors. Under his distinct leadership, he has created programs to level the playing field for his scholars such as The Connections Tutoring and Mentoring Program, Executive Luncheons Series, Global Business Excursion as well as an annual citywide job shadowing day. He has spearheaded internship opportunities for students with Fortune 500 companies Travelers, Prudential, The Hartford Insurance, United Healthcare, and more.
Never Stop. As homage to the golden age in the Mecca of Black culture, intellect, and economic development, Brandon continues to use his power and resources for the development of the greater good. As a leader, he is the founder of TheBlackManCan, a digital platform where the Black Man is nurtured, empowered, and promoted in a positive light. He also serves as the Vice President of the Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals. As the Principal Partner for Final Frame, he is creating an opportunity for men to express themselves in a presentable and professional way. As an author, he has composed “Define Yourself, Redefine The World: A Guided Journal for Black Boys and Men”, a one-of-a-kind proactive tool that will help to propel males to build their critical consciousness through self-reflection. As a dynamic and engaging speaker, he is changing the conversation on education and empowerment that is often undermined in regards to Black culture. Among a myriad of awards and honors, including the 2012 Excellence in Education Award from Black Street Black Celebration Awards, he recently he received an official citation from the State of Connecticut forTheBlackManCan Institute and his work with the youth. Brandon’s greatest accomplishment is being the walking example that he sets for the young men and women he leads. Whether he is relentlessly serving as an administrator, mentor, or the definitive agent of change, Brandon Frame emerges as a thought leader, at the forefront of uplifting our communities.
Brandon and/or TheBlackManCan in the News:
CNN Money Follow Up Article (December 2009)
CBS College Sports Feature April (2009)
Eddie Connor Jr Video Blog Feature Yes We Can!! (January 2011)
Empowerment Night on MindShift Talk Radio Interview (February 2011)
Twentity.com 20 Something’s on the Move Feature (February 2011)
Appearance on “1 on 1 with Tachelle Daniels” Radio Show (February 2011)
Interview by Joe Gaiter on The GaiterView (June 2011)
P.E.A.S. Magazine Feature September Issue (September 2011)
Featured in Article 5 Brothers Who Blog (October 2011)
Profile by IAMTHENUBLACK.com (January 2012)
Guest on Fox 61 News Morning EXTRA Show (January 2012)
Video Profile by Urban Health Magazine (March 2012)
Interview on Brother Jesse’s Blog (July 2012)
Appearance on Together As One Online Radio Show (August 2012)
Interview on Rizzarr.com “Breaking the Stereotype” (August 2012)
Feature on my Creative Connection “The Creative Man” (December 2012)
Change Maker Spotlight by Black Celebrity Giving (April 2013)
Radio Interview on Hanif J. Williams Show (May 2013)