Friday, October 26, 2012

Steve Harvey Kicks Off Call For Mentors with Launch of National Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign

Steve Harvey talks Dream Building and Manhood at the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men in Los Angeles in 2011.

The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation Partners with Open Society Foundation’s Campaign for Black Male Achievement to Seek Mentors in Cities Nationwide

CHICAGO, IL – On November 17, 2012, radio host, author and Family Feud host Steve Harvey will kick off a powerful new initiative in Chicago driving the need for mentoring around the country - the Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign.  Created in partnership between The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation and the Open Society Foundation’s Campaign for Black Male Achievement, the Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign is leading the way to create and expand stronger mentoring relationships impacting African-American boys around the country, with nationwide events to inspire men to become mentors. Driving a nationwide initiative for 2012 and 2013, the Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign will host mentor recruitment drives in Los Angeles on October 27th and in Chicago on November 17th, with additional mentor drives scheduled for 2013 in Philadelphia, New York City, Washington D.C., Dallas, New Orleans, and Atlanta.

An unforgettable experience that creates a lasting impact on both mentors and their mentees, Steve Harvey is launching a call to action at the Chicago event, for men ages 18 and older to join the Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign, become a mentor and inspire African-American boys to achieve their maximum potential, empower their communities, and develop their purpose and leadership.  Featuring informational sessions and more at the mentor recruitment drives, the Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign continues to expand upon The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation’s mentoring initiatives, which has served over 1,000 young men and women around the country to date with their cornerstone mentoring programs for young men and young women.

Steve Harvey says, “I’ve seen first-hand what a powerful impact mentoring can have on our youth. To empower the next generation, the guidance and wisdom that mentors provide is a one-of-a-kind experience that can’t be found in any classroom.  Anyone has the power to become a mentor, and one person can spark a change in the lives of young men now, building a brighter future together with the next generation.”

Addressing the economic, social, and educational needs of everyday life, the partnership between The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation and the Open Society Foundation’s Campaign for Black Male Achievement for the Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign will also feature national and local partner support from NBC, Big Brothers Big Sisters, National CARES Mentoring Movement, Mentoring USA, Omega Psi Phi, Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Phi Alpha, New Beginnings Church of Chicago, KJLH-FM Los Angeles, V-103 Chicago, WHUR-FM Washington D.C., Q93.3-FM New Orleans, KRNB-FM Dallas-Ft. Worth, and interviews on The Steve Harvey Morning Show between Steve Harvey and Shawn Dove, Campaign Manager for the Campaign for Black Male Achievement.

Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign Events 2012
Los Angeles – Saturday, October 27 - University of Southern California
Seeley G. Mudd Building, Gate 5 – 8 AM to 2 PM

Chicago – Saturday, November 17 – Chicago State University
University Library – 10 AM to 2 PM

For more information on the Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign and getting involved, stay tuned to The Steve Harvey Morning Show and visit The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation’s website, www.smharveyfoundation.org, for updates on Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign event dates for 2013 in Philadelphia, New York City, Washington D.C., Dallas, New Orleans, and Atlanta.

Source: Press release

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