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Mentoring Organization Awards 18 Scholarships

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A Jackson mentoring organization celebrated its 20th anniversary tonight by awarding scholarships.The 100 Black Men of Jackson Incorporated hosted its celebration at the Walter Payton Center on Jackson State’s campus. The group recognized the accomplishments of the young men they mentor.Eighteen high school seniors were presented scholarships.”We work with our young people to try to help them chart a positive pathway through life such that they know where they are going from grade school to high school and on to college such that they become good productive citizens when they complete that education and go into their career,” said Shelton Swanier, President of 100 Black Men of Jackson.The mission of the 100 Black Men of America is to improve the quality of life within communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for African Americans.


Written by Symphony

October 28, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Posted in Education, philanthropy

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