David Banner Celebrates The Holiday with Boys and Girls Club Youths

| December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

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On Friday, December 18, 2015 Grammy Award winning music producer, rapper, actor and community activist David Banner and The Banner Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering and supporting families to create self-sufficient communities, celebrated the ninth annual Heal The Hood At Christmas Project in his hometown of Jackson, MS.  Collaborating with local community partners, the program identifies special needs for attending families as well as encourages education, leadership, advocacy, civic engagement and accountability among the areas. The initiative evolved out of Banner’s personal ritual of giving to less fortunate families and those impacted by Hurricane Katrina during the holiday season.

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The day kicked off with David Banner as the featured speaker at the Re-engaging in Education for All to Progress (R.E.A.P.) Program, which provides academic opportunities to the over-age, non-traditional, at risk of dropping out student, to help them attain a high school diploma. Banner Boys & Girls Club 3
Ending the day, they delivered gifts and fellowship with approximately 350 youth and their families at the annual Heal The Hood “Christmas Reception” at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Mississippi. The Banner Foundation and BGCCM unveiled “The Banner Studios,” which marks the first of six studios that will be developed in partnership with the BGCCM offering all Club members the opportunity to utilize the studios along with providing specific programming to support the artistic expression of young men and women of color.

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