Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tee It Up To Support Young Black Scholars

Some of you may or may not know, but I recently became a member of 100 Black Men of Los Angeles. One of our most effective programs is Young Black Scholars (YBS), which is dedicated to ensuring college preparation, leadership development, community responsibility and successful life planning for Southern California high school students.

To date, approximately 14,000 students have matriculated through the YBS program.

We will be holding our primary fundraiser for YBS on Monday, April 6th at Mountain Gate Country Club, and we would greatly appreciate your sponsorship and/or participation in our annual golf tournament.

Winners in all categories will receive trophies and other exciting prizes. In addition, the entry fee includes a continental breakfast, drinks/refreshments on the holes, lunch, dinner and a Mardi Gras show.

Funds raised allow us to assist YBS students in mastering standardized tests (i.e. PSAT, SAT, ACT) by providing a comprehensive test prep series. Low standardized tests scores continue to be a barrier for many Black students applying to major colleges and universities.

You can also sign-up by calling 323-295-2700, by e-mail at: or online at

Donations made to 100 Black Men of Los Angeles and/or Young Black Scholars are tax-deductible.

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