Monday, June 22, 2015

Dads Honor Ride Across America; Wanted - Black Law EnforcementOfficers to Judge Black Males Reading; Scholarships for Athletes withAsthma

Dads Honor Ride Across America
Wanted - 6 Black Police Officers to Judge Black Males Reading
Scholarship for Athletes with Asthma
Great Black Male Read-Off
Mass Black Male Graduation
Support The Black Star Project
Donate to support the 12th annual
Million Father March!
It seems like just yesterday we were taking our kids to school and now the school year is almost over.
But the first day of the new school year is just around the corner and at The Black Star Project, that means one thing:
The Million Father March!
This coming fall, on the first day of school, in 600 cities across the country, one million fathers will take their children to school!
We need your support to make this year's first day of school the best ever!
We are kicking off the preparation for that crucial first day in a special way this year, by participating in the Dad's Honor Ride.
Our Assistant Director of Operations, Jorge Solorio, will be riding in the Dad's Honor Ride to help raise money for the Black Star Project's 2015 Million Father March.
Donate to sponsor Jorge's bike ride and your money will help organize fathers around the country to support their children's education!
The 21st Century Dad's Honor Ride will raise money to help bring one million fathers from across the country to their children's school on the first day. Support our 12th annual Million Father March by supporting the ride of Jorge Solorio!

On June 21st, Jorge will bike 77 miles--from Dwight to Chicago, Illinois--to raise money for The Black Star Project's the 2015 Million Father March. It will take Jorge over 6 hours to bike!

Sponsor Jorge's bike ride! Your money will help organize fathers in 600 cities across the nation to bring their children to school on the first day and be involved in their education for the rest of the school year.
You can help make the first day of school a success! Donate today before the June 21st deadline!

Click Here to learn more about the Dads Honor Ride
The Black Star Project Is Looking
for 6 Black Police Officers, Sheriff's Police or State Troopers to Judge Our Black Male Reading Contest.
On Saturday, June 13, 2015, The Black Star Project is sponsoring the Great Black Male Read-Off at 3509 South King Drive, Chicago, Illinois between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. We are looking for city, suburban or private law enforcement officers to judge our reading contest. It is important for young Black men to see police officers as human beings that want to help them succeed. You can help even if you only have one hour to give.
If you are a law enforcement officer or if you know of a law enforcement officer who wants to help young Black men succeed, please call 773.285.9600.
Scholarship for Athletes with Asthma
On Saturday, June 13, 2015, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, at 3509 South King Drive, Chicago, Illinois, The Black Star Project is sponsoring
The Great Black Male Read-Off
Top Prizes for 9th- to 12th-grade Black male readers
$250.00 for 1st Place
$175.00 for 2nd Place
$125.00 for 3rd Place
Top Prizes for 5th- to 8th-grade Black male readers
$200.00 for 1st Place
$150.00 for 2nd Place
$100.00 for 3rd Place
Top Prizes for 1st- to 4th-grade Black male readers
$100 for 1st Place
$75.00 for 2nd Place
$50.00 for 3rd Place
Young men will read passages from Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, Marcus Garvey, Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr., Vincent G. Harding or other great Black heroes from history.

You must register to participate in this event. Registration is limited. This competition is only open to young Black males.You must bring proof of grade level to enter this contest. Awards will not be given without proof of grade level.
Readers will be judged by a panel of educators, mentors and community members.

Selected winners will read to all of Chicago on The Parent Revolution Radio Show on WVON1690AM and at The Mass Black Male Graduation on June 20, 2015.

All prizes will be awarded at The Mass Black Male Graduation Ceremony on June 20, 2015, 10:30 am, Metropolitan Apostolic Church, 4100 South King Drive, Chicago, Illinois.
Please call 773.285.9600 to register your young Black male reader for this competition of courage, skill and excellence. This event is open to the public.
Recommend a Black Male Elementary School Graduate, High School Graduate or College Graduate for The Mass Black Male Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 20, 2015 with Keynote Speakers Attorney James Montgomery and Hip Hop Artist Jasiri X. Call 773.285.9600 to register the young Black men at your school and in your life.
Will You Invest in Teaching Black Boys to Read?
In 2014, The Black Star Project received very little government or foundation funding for our programs to improve the lives of Black men and boys. But that did not stop us from being one of the leading organizations in the country working to nurture, save, educate and empower Black males.
Our programs over the past few years include the Million Father March, Daddy Daughter Dances, MLK Mentor Day for Young Black Men, Black Male Reading Academies, Math Boot Camps for Young Black Men, Mass Black Male Graduation Ceremony, College Fairs for Young Black Men, Take A Young Black Male To Worship and our Young Black Men of Honor Mentor Program.
Please become part of the solution to improve the lives of young Black males by investing in the work of The Black Star Project.
Just click the orange DONATE NOW button (or CLICK HERE) to make a positive difference in the lives of Black children, and children of all ethnicities that we serve.
or send a check or money order to:
The Black Star Project
3509 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60653

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