500 Youth and 100 Mentors Gather for Real Men on July 23

WHO:
100 African American male mentors ready to lead and 500 male youth yearning for change

WHAT:
“Real Men Moving Forward II,” a day-long mentoring forum hosted by a partnership of organizations. The event, first held in 2008, is designed to connect African American boys ages 10-17 with men from the community who can help youth see and believe in the possibilities of a solid future.

Scheduled Speakers:

  • Dr. Richard Jones, President & CEO, Metropolitan Family Services
  • State Rep. Robert Rita, 28th Legislative District
  • Christopher Mallette, Director, Community Safety Initiatives
  • Ervin McEwen, Director Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
  • Rev. Dr. Edward Davis, Pastor, St. John MB Church, Nehemiah Restoration Coalition
  • State Sen. Emil Jones, III, 14th Legislative District
  • State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, 40th Legislative District
  • State Rep. Marlow Colvin, 33rd Legislative District
  • State Sen. Donnie Trotter, 17th Legislative District
  • State Rep. William Davis, 30th Legislative District

WHEN:
Friday, June 23, 2010
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Speakers
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Workshop 1
  • 11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshop 2
  • Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunchtime mentoring involving youth and adults
  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. South Shore Drill Team

WHERE:
Olive-Harvey College
10001 S. Woodlawn
Chicago, IL

Media Contacts:
Cyndi San Miguel, 312-986-4239, sanmiguc@metrofamily.org (available Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Ann Pinkney, 312-986-4032, pinkneya@metrofamily.org

Event Sponsors:

  • Metropolitan Family Services
  • Olive-Harvey College
  • Chicago Commission on Human Relations
  • Healthcare Consortium of Illinois
  • Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
  • State Sen. Emil Jones, III
  • Nehemiah Restoration Coalition
  • Roseland Community Hospital
  • Youth 1st Counseling

About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services is one of Chicago’s first human services agencies, reaching more than 50,000 individuals and families in the city and the suburbs with programs and services that help families realize their potential and lead healthy, productive lives.