April 25th 6-8pm
All young people deserve to have every basic need, every resource, every opportunity to become a successful and prosperous individual with a long and happy life ahead. However, for some youth, they begin life at a clear disadvantage compared to their peers. We know our youth 18 and under are exposed to many forms of violence, such as homicide, shootings, assaults, and lack many life skills to make them successful in life and it can create negative outcomes for them. The 100 Ties event is focusing on giving young men the skills they will need to be successful, starting with tying a tie. Wearing a tie may seem like something small, but it’s not. We want the young men to get an understanding of the importance of wearing a tie, and how it can create opportunities for them. Wearing one can give them a little push of confidence. We will be teaching them how to shake hands, how to make eye contact and how to engage in dialogue. These are all things that can help them on an interview for a job, a scholarship or even be a gentleman on a date. Last year everyone received a free hair cut, hygiene gift bag and ties to keep! We were also able to gift those who desired tickets to the Dance that followed. A Kings 1st Queen Mother Son Dance- April 28th 7-10pm.
April 28th 7-10pm
Mother Son Dance
Mothers, grandmothers and sons of all ages are gearing up to walk the red carpet for an great evening. They will enjoy music from a live DJ, laughter, games and memories! The event will provide a rare opportunity for mothers and sons to participate in something just for them. This event specifically is so important because there are so many father-and-daughter events out there, but little for a mother and son. This is going to be such a fun night for them to get out with just us and play and make memories. We are really looking forward to it.
We will provide dinner, a cape for the boys and a special gift for the moms. We will also have a photo booth and lots of games for them to play. The attire is semi-formal, but we encourage everyone to dress up as much as they want.
A contest will be held for the best-dressed couple.