Shawty Snappin’: Drank for the Kids!Posted: November 9, 2009
The homie Leigh Davenport put me onto this righteous expedition and I had to do the do with it. PLEASE take the time to read and pass this along!
As you may know, I am serving on the Host Committee of the NYC ACT-SO Opening Ceremony: Cocktails for a Cause fundraiser taking place on November 17, 2009 at Tillman’s NYC.
The NYC ACT-SO program has been one of the most accomplished in the nation with over 6,000 New York City high school participants since its inception. This year, the NYC ACT-SO Chapter expects to work with over 350 students in 15 separate workshops, beginning in January 2010. Famous ACT-SO alumni include John Singleton, Jada Pinkett, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Roy Hargrove and Anthony Anderson.
Please help us raise our $15,000 fundraising goal by purchasing a ticket to The Opening Ceremony. This event will bring over 200 professional and civic-minded people together to celebrate the ACT-SO program and launch the 2010 program year. Tickets are $40.00 and include a complimentary drink, light hors d’oeuvres, amazing raffle opportunities and gift bags. The event will also feature spectacular performances and awe-inspiring presentations by NYC ACT-SO’s national medal winners. Tickets are available at by visiting our event web page at http://theopeningceremony.eventbrite.com/.
If you cannot attend but still wish to make a donation to the program please visit the NYC ACT-SO blog at www.olympicsofthemind.org where you can make a donation by clicking the Donate button at the upper right side of the page; or you can go to directly to our paypal page by clicking the following link https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8913156
In these trying economic times our schools are facing many cutbacks particularly the omissions of enrichment programs that give students the opportunities to nurture their talents. The ACT-SO program fills that void and gives students a chance to feel valued for their minds. Please support this years Olympics of the Mind and join us November 17, 2009 at Tillman’s NYC. We ask that purchases/donations be made in advance of the event so we may have an accurate headcount for the intimate affair.
ACT-SO is an acronym for Academic, Cultural, Technological – Scientific Olympics (Olympics of the Mind). This academic and cultural enrichment program provides high school students an opportunity to compete in over 26 categories in the Sciences, Humanities, Performing and Visual arts. Founded by award winning journalist and NAACP activist Vernon Jarrett in 1977, ACT-SO has helped to destroy the cycle of low expectations and low achievement that plagues minority youth by providing a rigorous schedule of workshops and academic programs.