Project AWARE Mentoring Program holds successful annual fundraising event

Posted by JD Graffam on May 11, 2010

More than 400 supporters attended the Project AWARE Mentoring Program (PAMP) 4th Annual STEP UP 4 CHILDREN: Step Show Competition at LeMoyne-Owen College on March 27.

STEP UP 4 CHILDREN promotes the importance of mentoring and community involvement to ensure that all children are given a fair chance in life.  PAMP is a program of Families of Incarcerated Individuals, Inc. Lemoyne-Owen College Community Development Corporation co-sponsored the event.

Competitors included step teams from Memphis City and Shelby County Schools:

  • Newberry Elementary
  • Highland Oaks Elementary
  • Getwell Elementary
  • KIPP Diamond Academy
  • Hickory Ridge Middle
  • Ridgeway Middle School

Barry Jackson, President/CEO of the Memphis Youth Coalition, hosted the show.

Helping to judge the show was Harold B. Collins (Chairman of Memphis City Council), Angela Woods (CEO of Girls Scouts Heart of the South), Ekundayo Bandele (Founder of the Hattiloo Theatre) and Eric Robertson (CAO of Memphis Center City Commission).

Congratulations to PAMP and to 1st Place Elementary School winners, Newberry Elementary School, and 1st Place Middle School winners, Ridgeway Middle School.


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