Mixer with a Purpose: L.E.A.P for Ghana Literacy Fundraiser

***Update ***

This is an additional update regarding Happy Hour specials during the event. There will be $4 -$6 drink specials and $5 - $8 food specials.

In addition, for donations provided for the fundraiser there will be gift bags and a silent auction...should be fun

 

The Goal of Mixer with a Purpose

Mixer with a Purpose is a way to introduce the group to the causes that our organizations jointly support throughout the year. This mixer is co-sponsored via the Outer Limits Program of Tim O. Productions and the Do Good initiative of Devlon Paris International.

It is an opportunity to meet other professionals and educators while also supporting and learning about fantastic opportunities locally and globally to assist our communities.

This mixer will be hosted by the Project Coordinator of LEAP for Ghana, Tracy Chiles McGhee and Two Time NAACP Image Award Nominee, Kwame Alexander.

We will also have recognition of our Meetup Group at the event in support of those members that are able to come to the event.

Happy Hour specials will be available and there will be a very short program by the Hosts to present more information about the organization and for special giveaways throughout the evening.

 

What is LEAP for Ghana?

LEAP for Ghana is a program that has been working with a school in the Konko Village to improve literacy among the students and to help them build a library. For the past two years, they have accomplished a bit more each time and even managed to provide a scholarship during the last visit.

This year, in addition to the school visit - the group of 20 writers, activists and educators that will travel to Ghana will also join with the Educator's Network in presenting the Global Literacy Summit in Accra, Ghana. This is an International conference aimed at providing professional development for Ghanian teachers, and discussing the global needs and strategies for educational success in our communities worldwide.

The Keynote Speaker for the Summit is Nikki Giovanni.

More information on the organization website: L.E.A.P. for Ghana

 

What is the Dress Code?

Business casual is an acceptable dress code. We do request no tennis shoes or athletic wear.

 

Do I have to Donate in Order to Attend?

You do not have to commit to a donation to attend. However, If you desire to donate, the organization will have information available at the event on how to do so.

At the very least it will be a great way to learn about the organization and many other ways that they could use support for their upcoming venture to the school and the literacy summit. In addition, there will be more information on local involvement with the Outer Limits Program for those that are interested. (click here for more information on the Outer Limits Program)

 

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  • Kofi

    Great event for noble cause!……… So glad 2have been able to attend – & to learn about this program!..... Thanks for bringing/sharing this worthwhile endeavor with us: keep the good works going!!..... We all can help make the world a better place, one Village at a time: One Love! – & Peace!

    July 17, 2013

  • Dianah

    Great idea...looking forward to being a part of the movement...

    July 17, 2013

  • Elle B

    I won't be able to make it but please keep me informed of other events with this organization.

    July 16, 2013

  • domanique

    Sorry I'll be stuck at work for this one! I hope you all have a great time! I'll meet some of you at the nxt event!

    July 16, 2013

  • Kofi

    Hopefully!..... Cheers!!

    July 3, 2013

    • Kofi

      Thanks for the great works you do - helping make the world a better place for all!....... Cheers!!

      1 · July 16, 2013

  • Ibrahim S.

    I believe I know why it is satisfying to me to hear someone. When I can really hear someone it puts me in touch with him. It enriches my life

    July 10, 2013

  • Dianah

    This is an awesome idea Devlon...are any of the organizations working in Liberia too? I'm planning a medical mission to go back home next year for two weeks...just curious...pls let me know...thx!

    July 3, 2013

    • Dianah

      Ok thx! C u there!

      July 4, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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