WHO: Staff, board members, customers, supporters and friends of the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area.
WHAT: The Fifth Annual Blue Moon Affair, a fundraiser for the agency’s youth programs.
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 5. Social hour begins at 6 p.m.; followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Program begins at approximately 7:45 p.m.
WHERE: The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Center for Performing Arts in downtown Dayton.
WHY: The Blue Moon Affair will celebrate Community Action Partnership’s efforts while raising funds to sustain the agency’s youth programming. The special guest speaker for the evening is best-selling author, national television personality, entrepreneur, Army combat veteran and youth advocate Wes Moore. In his New York Times bestseller, “The Other Wes Moore,” Moore tells the fascinating story of another Wes Moore—a man who shared his name and much of his personal history. About the same age and raised in the same neighborhood by a single mother, the “other Wes Moore” arrived at a much different fate. He now serves a life sentence without parole on murder charges.
As the host of “Beyond Belief” on Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Moore explores stories of wonder, mysteries and miracles that delve into the unknown and unexplained.
Learn more about Wes Moore on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheOtherWesMoore or follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wesmoore1.
The Blue Moon Affair raises funds for the agency’s Youth Empowerment Center (YEC). Through after-school programs, field trips, volunteer work, fund-raising activities and mentoring, the YEC helps young people ages seven to 17 mature into responsible young adults who contribute their time and talents in the community.
The evening also includes a cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner, music and a presentation from the Youth Empowerment Center. As a “blue tie” event, guests are encouraged to wear a blue dress, suit, tie, and/or accessories.
Making a difference: Programming at the Youth Empowerment Center focuses on entrepreneurship, financial management and life skills. At the center, young people receive social skills and character development education, with the goal of increasing their personal and professional achievement.
The YEC program emphasizes community service and volunteerism and youth are encouraged to make a life-long commitment to helping others. As early as age seven, YEC participants are exposed to higher education with the goal of motivating them toward high academic performance and the pursuit of higher education.
Youth Empowerment Center services include:
- Case Management
- Community Awareness
- Conflict Resolution
- Cultural & Enrichment Activities
- Field Trips
- Self-Development Plans
Hoping to clear? $15,000.
Dress: “Blue Tie.” Guests are encouraged to wear a blue dress, suit, tie, and/or accessories.
Tickets: $65 per person, or $520 for a table of eight. Call (937) 341-5000 ext. 177.
For more information: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.cap-dayton.org/news/news.html or call Jacqueline Robinson at (937) 341-5000 ext. 177.