DIALOGUE AND DISCUSSION ON EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT AND RACE
The Education Equal Opportunity Group, Inc. will present our 2nd "FREE' Legal seminar on Tuesday, July 30, at 5:00 PM at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library located at 3030 Poplar Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee.
This exciting and informative workshop will feature a Fact vs. Myth platform of legal scenarios, in which attendees can engage and discover solutions for interactions or altercations with the law. EEOG President George Thomas will moderate the forum featuring legal counsel, civic educators and members of the Memphis public defender's office. Fresh from a well-attended and successful legal seminar in Nashville last month, the panel is eager to serve the citizens of Memphis, TN with a variety of solutions. Some topics of interest will cover how to reinstate a citizen’s driver license, how to get a negative record expunged and what rights citizens have when stopped by the police. “We encourage the great people of Memphis to attend this seminar and get your legal questions answered for free”, said Thomas. Citizens who have had issues, questions or concerns with legal matters are welcome. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Inner L.I.G.H.T. Family,
God has truly allowed us to make great accomplishments in the city. We are currently working with State Representative Barbara Cooper and Dr. Benjamin Carson on education reform. We have adopted 3 Memphis City Schools including Crump Elementary, Cummings Elementary and Overton High School. These school will participate in both of our outreach programs (Reading Room Project and FAM (Fostering Ambitious Minds) Student Board.
I really appreciate your consideration to help with our youth programs. Thank you for helping grow Inner L.I.G.H.T. and the revolution we and our associates are impacting on the city of Memphis. L.I.G.H.T. stands for Life, Intelligence, Generosity, Humility and Talents. We strongly believe that if we are able to integrate these characteristics into the youth, then our city will have a very bright future. Honestly, you have an amazing attitude and personality. I believe that Inner L.I.G.H.T. would benefit from your attributes. I would like to invite you to our FAM (Fostering Ambitious Minds) meetings. The information about the meetings are below.
The FAM student board meetings will be held on the dates below at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The location is 1115 Union Ave Memphis, TN 38104 at the Wellness Church Health Center . The purpose of the student board is to challenge students to exercise their critical thinking skills in order to develop ideas and programs to attract and educate other young adults. Several topics will be discussed over three months, those topics are addiction problems, domestic & sexual abuse issues, education reform and social reform. I hope that you will be encouraged to come and part take in Inner L.I.G.H.T.'s goal to inspire others to have a positive outlook on life.
July 20, 2013
August 3, 2013
August 17, 2013
(20 Volunteers Needed for FAM)
The primary purpose of the Reading Room program is to provide funding and support to local schools so that they can create a nurturing environment for children to feel safe and secure as they develop their reading skills. The Reading Project is dedicated to combating illiteracy and promoting leisure reading as a key to unlocking a child's potential. Each room is filled with hundreds of books for students to explore from a variety of authors, topics, and genres. The Reading Room is decorated with attractive, eye-catching artwork based on Inner L.I.G.H.T.’s philosophy of life, intelligence, generosity, humility and talents. The cozy environment encourages students and their families to come together to recognize the importance of reading. The Ben Carson Reading Project is seeing some amazing results. Last year, students logged over 15 million minutes of independent reading in the Ben Carson Reading Rooms. The Ben Carson Reading Project nurtures the entire school and allows students to develop the skills necessary to become lifetime readers and learners. Implementing reading rooms into early child development educational institutes enables students to engage in the importance of English composition, grammar and literary creativity.
We are very grateful for the initial support that you provided Inner L.I.G.H.T. last year. We are currently in the process of establishing two outreach programs that will start in August. We are asking that you forward this email to your colleagues in hopes to reach all of Memphis.
(15) Volunteers Needed for Reading Room Initiative
( Meetings are held at Wellness Health Center at 1115 Union Ave Memphis, TN 38104 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
July 20, 2013
August 3, 2013
August 17, 2013
We have also attached our student membership application, adult volunteer application and sponsorship application in hopes that we are able to grow volunteers and raise funds for our upcoming programs. We are excited and eager to begin our programming with in the city.