On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s 2016 Birthday Weekend, The Black Star Project, is organizing the largest commemoration of the great civil rights and human rights leader ever. In 500 cities across America, men and women will mentor boys and girls, and young men and young women, on the life and the practices of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the spirit of Dr. King, adults and children of all races are encouraged to participate in this event.
The MLK Mentor Weekend is scheduled to be a full weekend of activities that will include a viewing of a relevant film or documentary on Friday, performing a community service project on Saturday, attending a spiritual service on Sunday and the actual mentor day on Monday. The Monday mentoring session will last for 2 to 3 hours.
Along with reviewing the work of Dr. King, most sessions will include:
- Exposing Youth to Career Opportunities
- Exploring Educational Options with Youth
- Discussing Local and National History and Culture with Youth
- Motivational Presentations by Guest Speakers
- Teaching Young People Character Development Using the Six Core Principles of Muhammad Ali
- Lunch or Snack
- A Certificate of Completion for Youth Participating in the MLK Mentor Day Session
Organizations or cities that wish to register for this mentoring movement or who need more information should call 773.285.9600 or visit www.blackstarproject.org.
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