Mc Lean, VA (PRWEB) March 5, 2010
Founded in 1997 as a multi-faceted, comprehensive educational program for Washington DC-based, at-risk teens, the See Forever Foundation now supports hundreds of high school and middle school students as they pursue successful academic paths at the Maya Angelou Schools in the District of Columbia.
The Maya Angelou Schools include: three successful charter school campuses, the school for adjudicated youth at New Beginnings Youth Development Center, and a Transition Center that provides academic and workforce development to youth and young adults under the supervision of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.
With a core goal of creating learning communities in lower income urban areas, students who have not succeeded in traditional schools can reach their potential at the Maya Angelou schools, and develop the academic, social, and employment skills needed to move on to college, careers, and a lifetime of success.
Each year, with the support and attendance of Dr. Maya Angelou herself, the See Forever Foundation/Maya Angelou Public Charter School system hosts a dazzling and memorable fundraiser to ensure the continued success of its students’ educational needs.
This year, details include the following:
WHAT: “Celebrate the Maya Way” with Dr. Maya Angelou, a fundraiser to support the Maya Angelou schools in Washington DC
WHEN: Friday, March 12, 2010
LOCATION: The Historic Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
THEME: Celebrating national leaders and local “heroes and sheroes” who exemplify courage, compassion, tenacity, strength and leadership - traits exemplified at Dr. Angelou’s namesake schools
HOSTS: Grammy award-winning jazz vocalist Patti Austin; DC-based philanthropist and AOL International Founder Jack Davies; and Emmy-award-winning journalist Renee Poussaint
HONOREES: Don Davis; The law firm of WilmerHale; Michelle Gadsden-Williams.
o $300, admits one attendee to the VIP Reception & Program
o $200, admits one attendee to the General Reception & Program
o $100, admits one attendee to the Program Only
To donate by telephone, contact the See Forever Foundation’s Development Department: (202) 797-8250 during business hours.
March 12 Celebration and Event Schedule:
- 5:00pm — VIP & General Receptions
- 7:15pm — Main Stage Program
- 8:30pm — Special celebration of Dr. Maya Angelou and winners of Maya Way awards