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the 12th annual
seems like just yesterday we were taking our kids to school and now the school
year is almost over.
the first day of the new school year is just around the corner and at The Black
Star Project, that means one thing:
Million Father March!
coming fall, on the first day of school, in 600 cities across the country, one
million fathers will take their children to school!
need your support to make this year's first day of school the best
are kicking off the preparation for that crucial first day in a special way this
year, by participating in the Dad's Honor Ride.
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
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!
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
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.
can help make the first day of school a success! Donate today
before the June 21st
to learn more about the
Dads Honor Ride
The Black Star Project Is
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
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
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
Top Prizes for 9th- to 12th-grade Black
$250.00 for 1st Place
$175.00 for 2nd Place
$125.00 for 3rd Place
Top Prizes for 5th- to
8th-grade Black male
$200.00 for 1st
$150.00 for 2nd
$100.00 for 3rd
Top Prizes for 1st- to 4th-grade Black male
$100 for 1st Place
$75.00 for 2nd Place
$50.00 for 3rd
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
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,
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
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
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
The Black Star Project
3509 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60653
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