WHO: Staff, board members, customers, supporters and friends of the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area.
WHAT: The Third Annual Blue Moon Affair, a fundraiser for the agency’s youth programs.
WHEN: Saturday, June 5. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Program begins at approximately 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center 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 performer for the evening is actor, writer, singer, composer, poet and Dayton native Daniel Beaty. He has performed on television, in theatrical productions and in concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Africa.
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, dinner, entertainment from Premium Blend 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.
What’s in store: The special performer for the evening is Actor, Writer, Singer, Composer, Poet and Dayton native Daniel Beaty, who will perform his latest one-man production, “Through the Night.” The evening also includes a cocktail hour, dinner, music and a presentation from the Youth Empowerment Center.
Making a difference: Programming at the Youth Empowerment Center focuses on entrepreneurship, financial management and life skills. At the center, young people receive with 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
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring

Hoping to clear? $10,000.
Dress: “Blue Tie.” Guests are encouraged to wear a blue dress, suit, tie, and/or accessories.
Tickets: $60 per person, or $400 for a table of eight. Call (937) 341-5000 ext. 153.
For information: The event is presented by Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio. E-mail capevents@cap-dayton.org, visit www.cap-dayton.org or call Ivy Williams at (937) 341-5000 ext. 153.