Susan Taylor, Founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement Joins the Boys and Girls Club of Hempstead's 14th Annual Gala

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Susan L. Taylor, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine and Founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement will be the guest speaker at the 14th Annual Gala for the Boys and Girls Club of Hempstead. Honoring members of the community, the evening will take place on October 14th at the Chateau Briand in Carle Place.

On October 14, 2011, The Boys and Girls Club of Hempstead will be celebrating their 14th Anniversary at the Chateau Briand in Carle Place. The evening will feature guest speaker Susan L. Taylor, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine and Founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, and will be honoring three prestigious members of the local community. From 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M, join the Boys and Girls Club of Hempstead and take part in the effort to make a difference in the lives of children.

The evening will honor Dr. Sharon Deans, Dr. Dilcia Granville and Board member Carol Mangenero–for their efforts in making a difference in the community and in the lives of children.

“We’re honored to share our 14th Anniversary with such talented and compassionate women,” said Wayne Redman, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to the community, while striving to raise awareness about our programs that are so vital to the young men and women of Hempstead. We’re hoping that over the next year, we’re able to reach more children, expand our programs, and continue to improve the lives of those in need.”

Helping to shed light on the talent and accomplishments of the honorees, guest speaker Susan Taylor will inspire the room in her vision of improving the lives of young men and women. Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine, Taylor was the first and only African American Woman to be recognized by the Magazine Publishers of America with the Henry Johnson Fisher Award, recipient of the NAACP President’s Award for visionary leadership, and is the founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement—dedicated to recruiting and connecting mentors with local youth-serving and mentoring organizations to help guide struggling Black children to academic and social success.

“The Boys and Girls Club has become the shield for many children, while creating new opportunities for them,” said Taylor. “It is an honor to work with them to help place mentors in the lives of young people in need, and together, we can collect, connect, and direct them to a stronger tomorrow.”

In an event that promises to motivate and inspire the hearts of all, the Boys and Girls Club of Hempstead’s 14th Annual Gala promises to be a memorable evening for all. For more information about the organization and their mission to help young men and women, please log onto: http://www.hbgclub.com.

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