Thursday, March 21, 2013

Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation and Open Society Foundations’ Campaign for Black Male Achievement Kick Off Call for Mentors in NY and NJ

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

National Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign Partners for March 23rd Initiative with the Metropolitan Baptist Church Straight Talk for Men Fellowship in Newark, NJ

Newark, NJ – On Saturday March 23, 2013, radio host, author, talk show and Family Feud host Steve Harvey’s powerful initiative, the Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign, will come to the New York metro area.   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 the ongoing need for mentoring, the Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign will partner with the leading faith-based mentoring initiative Trinity Mentoring, under the auspices of Straight Talk for Men Fellowship led by Rev. Dr. David Jefferson, Sr., as they host a major mentor recruitment drive for the New York/New Jersey area at Metropolitan Baptist Church – 149 Springfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey on March 23rd.

An unforgettable experience that creates a lasting impact on both mentors and their mentees, The Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign is launching a call to action in the New York/New Jersey area, for men ages 18 and older to:

  • Join the Campaign initiative, and local partners for the March 23rd drive
  • 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 on the Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign, in Newark with Metropolitan Baptist Church’s Straight Talk for Men Fellowship will also feature national and local partner support from NBC, Big Brothers Big Sisters, National CARES Mentoring Movement, Mentoring USA, The Newark Mentoring Movement, historically black fraternities, local faith-based partners, local community and youth service organizations, local and national radio stations, 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 Event 2013 – New York
Saturday, March 23 – Metropolitan Baptist Church
149 Springfield Avenue – Newark, NJ – 10 AM to 1 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.

Source:  Press release

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