The Flint chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will celebrate its 22 years of mentoring young African-American men at its annual recognition night on Saturday, June 22. The keynote address will be delivered by Alpha Phi Alpha member Isaiah Oliver, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
The Alpha Esquire Mentoring and Leadership Program focuses on improving the lives of its participants, providing support to help them pursue their education and develop into community leaders. Mentors are volunteers of all ages and professions, but who make a personal commitment to serve the Alpha Esquires.
More than 350 graduates of the Alpha Esquire program locally have gone on to college and when they do, the Esquires go with continued support from their mentors. The program has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships and other awards (such as purchasing textbooks and laptops) to ensure the Esquires have the opportunity to be successful. This year more than $15,000 in awards will be given out.
The Alpha Esquire Recognition Night Dinner is 6 p.m. at Genesys Banquet and Conference Center in Grand Blanc. Tickets are $35 and can be obtained by contacting Sam Wells at 810-610-2053 or Adrian Jones at 810-447-3344.