This Friday, Feb 21st, The Inspiring & Empowering Youth Network will host an evening of networking followed by granting of awards to a number of longstanding stalwarts of the community.
Following a reception which begins at 6pm, the special evening will feature awards to Valerie Steele, longtime community Activist and member of Black Action Defense Committee, Mayor John Tory, Zanana Akande, 1st Black Female MPP, Lennox Farrell, Kingsley Gillium, Dr. Winston LaRose, Kingsley Gilliam, Hewitt Loague, Roy Williams, Denham Jolly, Kinsley , Dr. Maurice Bygrave, Leslie Forbes, Dr. Ronald Blake of Higher Marks, Retired Justice of Peace, Arthur Dowes and Arthur Kirkwood.
There will be conversations with lawyer and community advocate Knia Singh, community partner and businessman Dr. Enaame Farrell, business owner and lawyer Kofi Achampong, educator Patrick Knight, Life Coach, Garth Sam; they will share their experiences on how they cope with the most challenging professional experiences, community tasks, personal struggles, what it means to be a strong black man in 2020 and why it’s vital to get back up when you’re knocked down.
The keynote presenter will Ray Glover, former all-star athlete, two-time all-American in track and football, a Fugitive Recovery Agent, a Director of a center for mentally challenged adults and troubled youth, a Businessman and motivational speaker.
Glover holds a BA in Communications and Public Relations from the University of Kentucky. He has been featured in print and appeared on media outlets in the United States. He is a compassionate community advocate with the ability to motivate and inspire individuals to share their gift to help others.
Glover is on an ongoing quest to give, promote positive changes and be a beacon of hope. His story will captivate, encourage and make you reflect on your own experiences but most of all it will inspire you to never give up. He is on a mission to use his experience to inspire others to connect with the power within, to have the courage to fight back and never give up on their dreams.
Date: Friday, February 21st. 2020; Reception/Refreshments 6:00-7:00pm
Formal Program & closing NETWORKING reception: 7:10pm-10:30pm
Place: Daniel Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. EAST. (3 blocks East of Parliament)
Admission is free with limited seating. Young people are encouraged to attend.