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MSR column headIn today’s environment, the obstacles and challenges facing young people, particularly students of color, can be as difficult as navigating a minefield.  This is especially important when you consider that more than one out of three African American students in Minnesota drop out of high school, according the Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning.

Young people in our community need inspiration, encouragement, support and role models from people other than their parents or teachers when it comes to understanding the value of education and the choices it affords them.

The MSR has hosted this dinner celebration for the past 18 years.  More than 10,800 people have attended-including graduating high school seniors, their parents and other family members, plus high school and college officials, community leaders and corporate sponsors.

It is through this celebration that the MSR, along with its sponsors, can publicly acknowledge African and African American high school graduates for their achievements.

 

Graduates, click HERE to fill out our online graduation form to apply for scholarships and the

community yearbook.

 

 

Click the link below to make a donation 

SUPPORT the 19th Annual MSR High School Graduation Celebration!

Your donation will help provide:

• Meals for graduates and their guests,  ($50 per meal)

• Scholarships for deserving graduates,  ($1000.00 per scholarship)

• Support for the entertainment and program for the evening. (all donations appreciated)

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Planned Graduation Celebration

On Thursday, May 15, 2014  at 7 pm, the Spokesman-Recorder 501(c)3 nonprofit, in conjunction with the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR), plans to host its 18th Annual High School Graduation Celebration at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center.  The theme for this event, “Education and Graduation: It’s a Family Affair,” honors the Twin Cities’ African and African American high school graduates and the people in their lives who helped them obtain their degrees.

 

History of the event

The MSR has hosted this dinner celebration for the past 18 years with support and encouragement from local public school districts. More than 8,000 people have attended, including graduating high school seniors, their parents and other family members, plus high school and college officials, community leaders and corporate sponsors. All have acknowledged the event’s importance when one out of three African American students in Minnesota is dropping out of high school according the Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning.

 

How you can make a difference

Through this celebration, the MSR, along with our supporters, publicly acknowledge African and African American high school graduates for their achievements. Young people in our community need inspiration, encouragement, support and role models from people other than their parents or teachers when it comes to understanding the value of education and the choices it affords them. Your financial support will help us ensure that this event continues to give young adults and their families the recognition and the encouragement so vital to their continued success and our continued well-being as African American people.

 

In today’s environment, the obstacles and challenges facing young people, particularly students of color, can be as difficult as navigating a minefield. While we may regret there is not more corporate generosity for such efforts, its absence does not discourage us from going forward. We believe in the strength and resilience of our community, especially when it comes to our youth and their education as our best hope for the future. Please join us in our efforts to encourage the young people of our community to pursue educational excellence.

 

Thank you for taking the time to consider our appeal. If you have any questions about our Graduation Celebration, please do not hesitate to call me at 612-827-4021. Your donation in any amount will go a long way in contributing to the continued success of this event. Simply click DONATE  and follow the easy step-by-step instructions.

Please note: Requests for designation of funds should be indicated in the “request for designation of funds” box on the MNGive page.

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

Tracey L. Williams-Dillard, Publisher/CEO

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

Click the link below to make a donation

SUPPORT the 19th Annual MSR High School Graduation Celebration! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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