Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County hosts 16th annual celebration on MLK Day

FLINT, Michigan — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County is getting ready for its 16th Annual Mentoring Inspiration Celebration being held on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom. 

The celebration is sponsored by the Flint Downtown Development Authority and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and honors National Mentoring Month and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day of Service. The event intends to reflect Dr. King’s legacy by promoting mentorship and service in the community.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Kent D. Key, Health Equity and Community Engaged Research Scholar, and faculty at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in the Division of Public Health.

A long-time Flint resident, Dr. Key possesses a decade of community-academic partnered research bridging the gap between academia and community to create equitable, collaborative relationships in research. Dr. Key’s work is known national, regional, and local.

As a critical partner in a Mentoring Collaborative established during the pandemic, Dr. Key’s commitment to mentoring youth and helping families remains essential to his mission. Partnerships include Big Brothers Big Sisters, MSU Public Health Academy, Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha sororities, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

The Master of Ceremony will be Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, President of Mott Community College. Little Brother Ashton, a part of Voices of Potential, will share his experiences and excitement before continuing his academic studies at Dr. King’s alma mater, Morehouse College.

Admission to the event is free to the public. Advanced registration is requested. Donations for the event are welcomed.

For more information or to rsvp call Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County at (810) 235-0617, or email [email protected]

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