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Men2Be Mentoring Organization Hosts Second Annual Gala on August 6 | New

Mentoring can provide many benefits to mentors and their mentees, such as developing relationships between them that encourage and enable professional or personal development. A mentor can help focus their efforts by setting goals and giving feedback.

The non-profit Men2Be program is an organization that encourages the personal development of young people in more ways than one. The mentorship program is offered to boys aged 8 to 18, with 68 members currently in the program. The organization meets twice a month with one meeting usually devoted to a recreational activity and another focused on character building. Members learned about labor options, went fishing, competed in basketball games, and even attended a black rodeo show in Tennessee.

This year’s second annual gala will highlight 20 “distinguished workers” whose vision and service have a significant impact on the community. Mentoring is set to have its second annual black tie event later in the summer on August 6, starting at 5:30 p.m.

This year’s theme is the Hopkinsville Night With The Stars fundraising gala to be held at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. This year’s black tie event will be a night to remember with a live band performance from Trez Bell Music. Eric Coleman, a Pembroke native and owner of EDC Financial and Wealth Builders, will be the keynote speaker for the event.

Organizer LaDessa Lewis expressed hope for the upcoming event.

“August will be here before you know it. This event exceeded all our expectations and we are delighted to repeat it this year. We encourage the community to purchase tickets as well as add spaces for this event,” Lewis said. “This gala exposes our mentees to a variety of distinguished professions that will lead to honest, noble and successful lives and careers. Men2be teaches character building, social and emotional well-being, discipline, manners, chivalry and life skills.

The gala’s major sponsors are Gamble Funeral Home and EDC Financial and Wealth Builders. Additional sponsorships are available for businesses, individuals and groups interested in helping. There will be a silent auction during the event with gifts and tickets donated by retired Hopkinsville NBA players.

“Last year, we were fortunate to receive support from government officials, community leaders and business owners from across our community. This not only put Men2Be Inc. on the map, but the gala was a huge success. It generated excitement and further underscored the need for a program of this nature in our community,” Lewis said.

Additional information about gala sponsorships is available by contacting Men2Be executives at [email protected] or organizers LaDessa Lewis by phone at 270-348-4753 or Danita Taylor by phone at 931-980-3774.

John Wooden once said, “Being a role model is the most powerful form of education.” This organization continues to move the needle forward by providing a space for young boys and teens to learn knowledge that will propel them to blessings of abundance.