ATLANTA, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 100 Black Men of America, Inc., The Michael Baisden Show and The National CARES Mentoring Movement have issued a national challenge to encourage adults to become more engaged in the community as mentors. The National Mentoring Training Day will officially launch during the 100's annual Chapter Summit in South Florida on December 12th beginning at 1 p.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Carol City. Participating local faith-based partners include: New Birth Baptist Cathedral of Faith Intl., Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church; other national community partners will also be in attendance. This event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 12:00 p.m.
100 Black Men of America Chairman Albert E. Dotson, Jr.; nationally syndicated radio personality and best-selling author Michael Baisden (in photo); editor-in-chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine and National CARES Movement Founder/CEO Susan L. Taylor, 100 Black Men of America Chairman Emeritus Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. and more will serve as presenters during the two-hour community event.
Representatives from 100 Black Men of America, National CARES Movement, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The United Way, local faith-based organizations, various community groups and more will be in attendance to educate participants about various mentoring programs and opportunities in their respective organizations. Additionally, Michael Baisden will announce his partnership with these organizations and his personal commitment to mentorship through his 2010 cross-country tour -"Save Our Kids."
“Both Michael Baisden and I reside here in the South Florida area and are equally committed to making an impact in neighborhoods and communities not only in Florida but also across this nation," said Dotson, who in addition to serving as Chairman of the 100 Black Men of America, is also a South Florida resident. "While the members of the 100 gather from across the country and convene at our annual Chapter Summit in Miami on December 10 - 13, our foremost goal is to always deposit back into the community we visit by igniting a fire for mentoring and volunteering that will burn in the hearts and minds of leaders in that area.”
For more information, call 1-800-598-3411 or visit http://www.100blackmen.org/.
DATE: December 12, 2009
TIME: 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Carol City, 21311 NW 34th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056.
ABOUT THE MICHAEL BAISDEN FOUNDATIONThe Michael Baisden Foundation is partnering with national and local organizations to support the efforts of Mentor organizations and organizations that support children. Over the past 4 years the MBF has donated nearly a half million dollars to other 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. to help support Youth Organizations. In February 2010, The Baisden Live National Tour to "Save Our Kids" will launch in Florida. In every city, Michael is donating $5,000 per affiliate market and challenging his listeners in every market to beat it. He's making a difference, a donation and an impact in every city and along the way!