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(Black PR Wire) New Orleans – Recognizing the vital importance of mentorship in the development of our nation’s next generation of leaders, the U.S. Army continues its partnership with 100 Black Men of America. The partnership includes the Army’s participation at the 31st annual 100 Black Men of America National Conference being held recently in New Orleans.
Brigadier General Ural Glanville congratulates Marvin Dickerson, the national President of the 100 Black Men of America, and Inc. on their 60th National Convention. General Glanville said “We are here (U.S. Army) because the Army shares the same mission as the 100 Black Men of America. Preparing our youth to be the next generation of leaders. Personally, I enjoy mentoring young people and what I see here is an organization that cares about the youth and values education.”
Marlin N. Gusman, the Sheriff of Orleans Parish joined in the U.S. Army activities by performing several pushups at the 100 Black Men of America Community Empowerment Day. The activities took place at the Alice M. Harte Charter School at 5300 Berkley Dr., New Orleans, LA. The community engagement theme was “Growing Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.” The goal of the event was to build a project which will last beyond the conference and continue to benefit the community. Activities included building a community garden, having a local “bazaar” with STEM activity and health screenings.
100 Black Men of America national President, Brian Pauling navigates the Army Extraction course. This was one of several activities that challenged participates attending the Community Empowerment Day at Alice M. Harte Charter School, 5300 Berkley Dr., New Orleans, LA. The Community event’s theme was “Growing Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.” The goal of the 100 Black men of America and the U.S. Army was to build a project which will last beyond the conference and benefit the community. Activities included building a community garden, having a local STEM activity and health screenings.
The U.S. Army and St. Augustine High School met at the 100 Black Men of America National Convention at the Hyatt regency New Orleans. Both believe the future of America’s youth is in the access to quality education. The goal of the meeting was to explore ways the two can collaborate to meet this common goal for the youth of New Orleans
Photo Left to Right: Staff Sargent Jundi, Master Sgt. (Ret.) Wade, Ms. Melissa Duplantier Dir. Marketing & Communications, St. Augustine H.S, Mr. Don Hilton U.S. Army Ethnic Field Marketing Representative
Photos by: Ron Campbell, Gravity Media