June 5, 2017 – Houston, TX – The Chauncy Glover Project Houston is empowering a generation of young leaders and taking adversity head on in the community. On June 9, 2017, CGP will hold its inaugural Black Tie Gala at the Queensbury Theatre, hosted by actor Christian Keyes. Prior to the start of the gala, guest will receive a full red carpet experience hosted by Kia Renee of The Session TV Show. Throughout the night the inspiring testimonies of the program’s mentees will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The gala’s theme, “Breaking Out: Breaking The Chains. Breaking The Cycle.” sheds a light on how troubled young men overcome adversity, enhance their character, and conquer their goals. Founder of the organization, ABC13 news anchor/reporter, Chauncy Glover shares his passion for the event, “Breaking Out: Breaking the Chains. Breaking the Cycle is symbolic and tells the story of what many of these young men literally had to ‘break out’ of – from fathers who are in jail to students who, themselves, escaped the juvenile justice system. Friday night the young men of CGP will take you on a riveting theatrical journey detailing what it took for them to ‘break out’. The boys will hit the stage and you will be able to literally see their transformation out of orange jumpsuits into who they are today (groomed and respectful young men headed to college). This is not your regular fundraiser. You will laugh, cry, but most of all leave inspired.”
Several of the city’s most influential figures will also be honored, including:
· U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, 18th Congressional District – “You Are Fearless Award”
· Constable Alan Rosen, Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 1 – “Heart of Houston Award”
· Pastor Marcus Cosby of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church – “Faith Forward Visionary Leadership Award”
· Darryl Gaines of NASA – “Houston Game Changer Award”
· Marcus Davis, Owner of The Breakfast Klub – “Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award”
· Andre Johnson, Retired Houston Texans– “Man of The Year Award”.
The Houston debut of the CGP Gala is sponsored by ABC13, Al’s Formal Wear, The Musicians’ Wives, Gonzo Printing, NASA, Queensbury Theatre, BeeFit Foods, Holy One Clothing, The Artisan Center for Plastic Surgery, PLLC, Houston Museum of African-American Culture (HMAAC), E.W. Catering, The Session TV Show, and Lemon-Lime Light Media Proceeds will support the Chauncy Glover Project Houston’s scholastic and community programs.
To purchase tickets please, visit cgphoustongala2017.event
About The Chauncy Glover Project:
After 3 successful years in Detroit, The Chauncy Glover Project, a federally approved non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, made its debut in Houston Fall 2016. The Chauncy Glover Project (CGP) is an extensive, hands-on mentoring program that was created to groom inner-city teenage boys into upstanding and accomplished gentleman. CGP focuses on education, tutoring, manhood, self-empowerment, financial responsibility, etiquette, police interaction, college readiness, community service and so much more. Three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, Chauncy Glover created the mentoring program after he witnessed a young black male student die on the streets of Detroit. Chauncy was covering a breaking news story when he found the young man who was shot after allegedly trying to rob a coach at his high school. It was after that tragic situation, Chauncy realized he needed to help minority teens from rough areas beat the odds. Using his own resources, he went back to that young man’s school to create The Chauncy Glover Project.
To date, The Chauncy Glover Project has successfully mentored over 6 dozen young men and sent more than 40 young men to college with scholarships. This year is no different, as all of the CGP Gents are headed to college, something many of these young men did not see in their future before joining CGP. The project currently mentors students at Wheatley High School, Westbury High School, Fleming Middle School, Navarro Middle School, as well as Foster Elementary.