Fayette County NAACP Finalizing Plans for Its’ Third Annual Mighty Men of Valor Conference

Tue, 09/08/2009 - 2:57pm
By: The Citizen

On Sept. 19, the annual Mighty Men of Valor Conference, facilitated by the NAACP, will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Sams Auditorium and Lafayette Education Center, 205 Lafayette Avenue, Fayetteville.

This year’s conference theme is “You are Our Hope for the Future.” The conference designed for men (fathers/mentors), teens and boys, at the third thru twelfth grade levels will be devoted to sessions that share information to encourage participants to claim their rightful inheritance as males who operate with the skills, abilities and character necessary for a life anointed for special purpose. Special emphasis will be placed on encouraging the students to intentionally strive for excellence in academics and in their lives. The Fayette County Branch invites all fathers and sons, in grades 3-12 to participate by accessing the registration form on the website, www.fcnaacp.org, and mailing it or presenting it to Rev. Melvin Ware, Chairperson at the September 12 Fayette County Branch General Membership meeting.

The meeting which will be held at Flat Rock AME church, 120 Old Chapel Lane, Fayetteville, and will start at 4 p.m. For additional information, please email the chairperson, Rev. Melvin Ware, mmov@fcnaacp.org or contact him at 770-460-9934. The conference closing ceremony speaker will be Rev. Tony Davis, an ordained minister, radio host and author. Rev. Davis is a national advocate against gang-violence since God brought him back to life after he was brutally shot five times by a Los Angeles-based gang in 2003. Rev. Davis has been featured on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and “The 700 Club.”

Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. The Fayette County Branch was organized and chartered in February, 1997, to implement the NAACP mission by making a positive impact on the quality of life for the citizens of Fayette County. The Branch is an all volunteer civil rights advocacy organization that continuously seeks to improve the Fayette County community. Members work tirelessly to proactively find solutions to social issues that adversely affect the Fayette community while working to improve racial harmony by addressing Civil Rights issues.

Please call 770-460-9934 or visit www.fcnaacp.org for more information. Email comments to president@fcnaacp.org.

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