Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation Set to Host Mentoring Weekend Events in Atlanta

Steve Harvey speaks to youth at the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men in New York City, held October 7-9, 2011. Harvey welcomed insightful, inspiring guests including renowned educator Geoffrey Canada (Harlem Children’s Zone Founder & star of “Waiting for Superman”), music and branding executive Steve Stoute, journalists Roland Martin (TV One, CNN) and Stephen A. Smith (ESPN) and BET’s Stephen Hill, mentoring the young men with a tailored out-of-classroom experience encompassing dream building, manhood, education, entrepreneurship, fitness, games and more. All the boys received $100 gift cards from K&G Superstore for a suit, a Kmart gift card for a pair of Protégé sneakers, and items from the Army.

The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation will host mentoring weekends for young men and women in the Atlanta area that will inspire, mentor and empower today's youth.

After a successful 2010 debut, The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation is hosting the second annual Girls Who Rule The World Mentoring Weekend (GWRTW), bringing 100 teenage girls pre-selected from metro Atlanta together with a team of inspirational, powerful women for an energy-filled weekend of empowerment, education, health and wellness, history, and much more. Addressing metro Atlanta’s young women in facing common pressures of teenage life and guiding them in a weekend that will strengthen mind, body and spirit, Marjorie Harvey, President of The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation, will host girls and mentors at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain, GA on October 28-30, 2011 for the dynamic three-day, two-night mentoring program.

Creating a weekend to fire up the young ladies about their futures with visions of success, the action-packed, empowering program will host a diverse cross-section of women who’ve changed the landscape in their career fields, and forged their own paths in entertainment, sports, media and business. Among the inspiring leaders who will gather with Marjorie Harvey in Stone Mountain are Carol’s Daughter entrepreneur Lisa Price, Essence Magazine’s Mikki Taylor, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, 5-time Olympian and Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Teresa Edwards and more to share with the girls the advice, challenges, and resources that impacted their road to success. Steve Harvey will share insight on the male perspective during the closing ceremony, and Marjorie Harvey will also be receiving The Phoenix Award, the city of Atlanta’s highest honor.

With Georgia ranked #2 in childhood obesity, the weekend’s inclusive curriculum has targeted health, fitness and wellness goals among its priorities to encourage healthy habits now and for the future. Georgia is also experiencing high rates of teenage girl high school drop outs and exploitation of underage women by sex traffickers. Marjorie Harvey is hosting GWRTW to spark dialogue and give the teenage girls of metro Atlanta the tools to develop personal goals for their futures and embrace their unique self-worth and gifts. Says Marjorie Harvey, “I am so proud of what we accomplished last year at GWRTW. I want to continue to reach our young women in Atlanta and beyond, to let them know that whatever unexpected things in life may come, they are not alone. GWRTW is about encouraging young women to discover the inner strength and power we all have, to be fearless leaders, realize their dreams, love who they are and have fun!”

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For young men in the Atlanta area, Steve Harvey will host the next Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men, taking place November 18-20, 2011. The application process is open now for metro Atlanta teenage boys to apply, please visit The Steve Harvey Foundation’s website at

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