Wantagh, NY - June 18, 2016 - Mr. Wayne Devonish will be honored at the 3rd Annual "Walking Towards A Brighter Future" 8K Walk-A-Thon, on Saturday, June 25 at Wantagh Park. The event is hosted by the Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation and The H.I.P. H.O.P. Movement Community Enrichment & Economic Development Program.
Mr. Devonish serves at the Principal Founder and Chairman of 500 Men Making A Difference, is a 501(c)3 Not-For-Profit Organization, which operated in the five boroughs of New York City. Mr. Devonish, who founded the organization in 2010, recruits, trains and matches mentors who are eligible to support young men ages 12-22. The organization is based in Brooklyn, New York and engages young men in one on one mentoring, hands on community revitalization projects, group tutoring and volunteer placement.
Mr. Devonish credits his father for being a great influence in his life. He stated he watched how his father gave back selflessly to his community and was inspired to carry his legacy through his organization.
The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation, Inc, through their youth initiative, The H.I.P. H.O.P. Movement Community Enrichment & Economic Development Program, will be hosting their 3rd Annual “Walking Towards A Brighter Future" 8K Walk-A-Thon at Wantagh Park on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Registration will start promptly at 9:30AM and the walk will start at 10AM.
This years’ recipients of the 2016 H.I.P. H.O.P. Movement Gold Merit Award for Community Service will be graduates, Gregory Allen II and Byron Rudolph. Both are scheduled to graduate in June. Allen, a senior from Holy Trinity Diocesan High School of Hicksville, will be attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice this fall and Rudolph, a senior from Paul D. Schreiber High School of Port Washington, will be attending Buffalo State University.
The award was created to allow the students community, along with various corporate sponsors to engage and become stakeholders in the educational future of these college bound High School seniors, with assisting them to raise an unlimited amount of funds to offset college expense and to recognize them for their commitment to education and community service.
The award will also allow each recipient the opportunity of coming back to their alma maters and enable, equip, encourage and empower students to take part in their educational future and their commitment to their communities. One of the goals of the Hip Hop Movement is to keep education at the forefront of all they do and to teach kids to become financial fit, economically empowered, as well as mission minded and motivated.
The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation, Inc. is pleased to recognize the great work of other community leaders along with a pioneer of the Hip Hop Community. Along with Mr. Devonish, the recipients of the 2016 Hip Hop Movement Community Service Award and Certificates of Recognition for their contribution to education, economic empowerment and youth mentoring are Mrs. La'Shawn Allen-Muhammad, Brooklyn Director, The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Steve Muir, Co-Founder/President of Heeling Soles and Hip Hop Legend, Mr. Parrish Smith of EPMD.
The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation, Inc is an IRS certified 501(c) (3) Not-For-Profit Educational Organization. The mission of the Foundation is to be committed to serving men, women and children by bringing awareness to the community and providing informational, educational and financial resources to survivors of Domestic Violence, hearing impaired adults and the youth to empower, encourage and equip so they may overcome and obtain a better quality of life.
The mission of the H.I.P. H.O.P. Movement Community Enrichment and Economic Development Program is giving assistance to distinguishing our youth from other groups; to contribute assistance towards their promotion in the community; to help them flourish physically and to grow strong financially. "The H.I.P. H.O.P. Movement" will also pay public respect to individuals already implied, who have the capacity to develop something useful, leading towards their future success."
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