August 31, 2017
LaKisha Johnson, Executive Director and Kimberly Lee, Board Member of Sickle Cell Support Services | September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and during this month Sickle Cell Support Services (SCSS) will be hosting a series of events to bring awareness to Sickle Cell and also raise funds. A Blood Drive will be held in memory of Germaine Johnson, Sr., the Founder of SCSS, Saturday, September 9th from 9am-2pm at Greater Friendship Church, 4640 Springer Blvd. in Little Rock. To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcross.org (sponsor code: SCSS). Must bring photo I.D. SCSS Spirit of Community Awards will held from 12pm-1pm at the annual Awareness Day. Community partners who have make a difference in the community of individuals living with sickle cell will be recognized. The day will be filled helpful information on Sickle Cell in a family oriented atmosphere. For more information on this event or other events throughout the month of September, call 501-650-0764 or visit www.sicklecellsupportservices.com.
Angele Forrest, President of Junior Achievement of Arkansas, Inc. | This volunteer driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. They are the largest and fastest growing nonprofit economic education organization. Partnerships are formed between businesses and educators which allow their classroom volunteers to use their personal experiences and JA curricula to help students (K-12) connect the dots between the classroom and the real-world. Our 500+volunteers reach over 13,000 students in Arkansas annually. For more information, visit jaark.org or call 501-830-6026.
Trayvon Hughes, Founder or Poetic Gods & Goddesses and Co-Founder, Jackie Jackson | Trayvon Hughes, a native of Chicago, was involved in gangs, drugs, and it led him down a horrible path. However, he didn’t stay there. Hughes learned to turn his life around by finding creative inspiration in the form of a pen with hopes of inspiring and encouraging others. Writing and reciting his thoughts became therapeutic and a way of escape from the darkness. He credits God whom he says had something different in store for him. “An angel appeared in the form of a pen,” says Hughes. For more information and for speaking engagements, visit www.facebook.com/trayvon.hughes or call 501-838-1737.