Boys 2 Men, An Hour of Empowerment

boys to men

Something beautiful happened today at Barr Elementary School. Today marked the first annual, “Boys 2 Men Breakfast; An Hour of Empowerment.” The event was focused on mentoring young boys at Barr Elementary and partnering with local affiliates to create mentoring relationships with the boys.

Barr Elementary boys showcased their talents to a crowd of 100 guests. There were performances by the Barr Male Choir and the Barr Steppers.

There were several male groups in attendance that were willing to be mentors to the boys. These groups included; 100 Black Men of Jackson, JSU Football team, Richard Schwartz & Associates, Jackson Police Department, New Horizon Church, and New Dimensions Church.

The guest speaker was Dr. Cedrick Grey, superintendent of JPS.

Below are a list of items that was given to Barr Elementary to help support the program.

Pastor Jenkins with New Dimensions Church bought shirts and ties for the young men for the program.
Richard Schwartz & Associates donated gift cards for the teachers at Barr Elementary.
JSU Football head coach, Harold Jackson donated a monetary award to support the mentoring program.
MS Food Network and the Center for University-Based Development donated breakfast.

The principal of Barr Elementary is Linda Murray and she plans on continuing this program because she believes the boys need male role models to guide them through life.

Barr Elementary is located at 1593 West Capitol Street, and if you are interesting in mentoring please call 601-960-5336.

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