GARDENA, CA- On Saturday, September 14, the City of Refuge Church and Consultant Entertainment will be presenting their 16th Annual ‘Stop The Violence, Think Education, Put God First’ Back to School Conference and Concert. The conference and concert will be held at City Refuge Church, 14527 S. Pedro Street, Gardena, CA 90248. From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. there will be dynamitic workshops and seminars by fashion designer Clotee McAfee, Rev. Johnetta Tarkington (“Youth Empowerment 4 Destiny” Panel), Minister Lawrence Levy and Pastor Michael JT Fisher (“Hip Hop Power Hour”.). From 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. there will be a red carpet event followed by a celebration concert honoring those who bless our youth. The concert will be hosted by actor Kel Mitchell, songstress Adrian Anderson (Trin-i-tee 5:7) and radio personality DJ Elvee Scott (KJLH 102.3). R&B group Mindless Behavior will be in attendance as special guests. Tickets are on sale for $5 with proceeds benefiting the Noel Jones Scholarship. There will also be over 2,000 Back to School supplies given out. For more information please call 310-516-1433 or email email@example.com
FONTANA, CA- A group of girls from Hunters Point Family organization based in San Francisco made a visit to KRESTMORE Farms in Fontana where they helped Sis. Nova with weeding in the farm. Hunters Point Family organization has an entity called Girls 2000, a safe haven where girls give and receive support as they overcome the complex challenged they face in becoming self-filled individuals, future leaders and role models in their community. Through project-based learning and opportunities to exercise leadership, girls gain the knowledge, skills and self-confidence required to participate fully in their own empowerment process. GIRLS 2000 develops and leads activities based on the HPF philosophy that our youth can transform their current reality if they are given opportunities to gain awareness of their capabilities, develop the courage and ability to make life-affirming decisions, and have access to necessary resources and support. For more information on the program, please visit hunterspointfamily.org.
CORONA, CA- Imagine walking 521 miles in a 15 day period. You’re engulfed by extreme heat, sweat pours down your brow, and with every step your feet throb like a heartbeat. This will soon be the reality for Yolanda Holder, Guinness World Record holder for most marathons run in a year. Yolanda has experienced many hardships to get to the top, but nothing could prepare her for the loss of both parents to type 2 diabetes. When her mother passed September 2,2012, Holder vowed to do her part to prevent diabetes from taking another loved one. Despite being grief stricken, she took to action and ‘Extreme Walk 4 Diabetes’ was born. On August 19th, she will embark on an amazing journey across California, starting in Corona, at Corona Nissan and finishing in Oakland, at the American Diabetes Association office, on the anniversary of her mother Annette Norton’s passing. Her mission is to promote the benefits of walking 30 minutes a day and encourage people of all ages to get out and get fit while having fun! Holder hopes to raise over $5,000 when she crosses the finish line in Oakland. She is also encouraging her fans, and supporters to join her as she passes through their cities. You can track Yolanda’s progress through her Facebook page and at www.yolandaholder.com.