Building a bond.
It is a very simple concept to grasp; investing time in the lives of people and making such time as meaningful as possible sets the stage for a bond, a friendship, and a kinship. Be it within a family or a community, when this takes place, positive things can happen on multiple individual and collective levels.
When it comes to Project M.A.L.E., the primary bonds they build are among minority males in grades 3-8. Through their platforms of leadership development, public speaking, and manly deeds, young people are empowered to be the empowering figures their immediate communities need.
This Saturday, March 22nd, the organization is hosting its 2nd Annual Brotherhood Brunch. In addition to their core audience (grades 3-8), they are extending an invitation to other men in need of a word and place of encouragement and uplift.
The event takes place from 11am-2pm at Price Middle School. In addition to hearing a timely message from keynote speaker Minister Darrell E. Hall (from Elizabeth Baptist Church), others are scheduled to build on the theme of "Speak Into My Destiny".
"By encouraging our young men to dream big, fly far, and giving back, we all are in a position to achieve more", notes executive director Bob Bowman, Jr.
Achieving more is indeed a good thing; empowering individuals and communities, especially young men (and people) can be an even greater thing. Destiny awaits...