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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
Delta Leadership Lecture Series for Youth
Starts Saturday, October 1, 2011
Indianola, MS—Khafre, Inc., a Mississippi-Delta based 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, in conjunction with the Sunflower County NAACP, Mic Magazine, da’ House of Khafre and numerous other very concerned citizens of Indianola and the surrounding communities are standing together to provide leadership training opportunities for the Mississippi Delta youth. Beginning October 1, 2011, we will offer the “Delta Leadership Lecture Series for Youth” every Saturday at 12 o’clock noon (sharp). These lunch sessions will be held inside da’ House of Khafre Cultural Arts Center located at 105 Main Street, in historical downtown Indianola.
“In an effort to foster a Delta community filled with creative, interesting and dynamic people, it is necessary to partner with each other to present the type of workshops that our children need. The focus is on developing entrepreneurial and leadership skills.” Stated C.Sade Turnipseed, Executive Director of Khafre, Inc. “Our goal is to simply facilitate a one-hour discussion every week that includes questions and answers so that young people between the ages of 13-25, are exposed to people in leadership positions” Turnipseed continued.
The topics reflect the professional resources that exist within our Delta community. These are people who are willingly giving their time to meet with youngsters. Many of whom reached out to us and we in turn are reaching out to the parents, children and young adults that simply need the opportunities to meet with politicians, business leaders health professionals and other influential people on a one-on-one basis.” Stated Charles Modley, President of the Sunflower County NAACP.
The professions and topics currently scheduled include:
Additional topics will be added as professionals become available and as time permits. Updated schedules may be downloaded from the Khafre, Inc website: http://www.khafreinc.org. Contributions to this effort are encouraged. All donations are a tax-deductible. This is a 100% volunteer effort. Lunch sponsors, or other forms of assistance are a welcomed encouragement. Our Delta youth needs your support!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
C.Sade Turnipseed, MBA, PhD (candidate), Executive Director, Khafre, Inc
662.347.8198 ~ email@example.com ~ www.khafre.us ~ www.khafreinc.org
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GOURMET ACADEMY FOR YOUTH OPENS IN THE DELTA
Khafre, Inc announced, today, that it is the recipient of the Delta Health Alliance HRSA Grant, significant contributions in equipment from the Viking Range Corporation and valuable healthcare information from the Highway2Health Chiropractic Center, Inc. Khafre, Inc now has the necessary materials to launch its most innovative youth empowerment project to date - “Healthy U Gourmet Academy for Youth.” A public Healthy U orientation meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 19th at 3:00pm. Beginning Saturday March 26th, 2011, Indianola’s Middle High School students will meet at 10:00 am and the High School students will meet at 1:00 pm. All classes will be held at da' House of Khafre located at 105 Main Street, in historic downtown Indianola, MS. No advanced registration is required to attend orientation.
Healthy U is an innovative weekly after-school culinary arts program that targets young people, 13–18 years of age. It is designed to teach local youth to live healthier lives, to encourage them to seek fresh and more healthily prepared foods, and to exercise more frequently. The students will learn the benefits of consuming fresh, clean, living foods and to be more aware of the potential damage processed foods can have on their physical and mental health. Each Saturday, professional guest chefs will demonstrate recipe preparations and teach each student how to prepare a healthy gourmet dish. This educational program targets young people, specifically. In essence students will learn to prepare healthy life-sustaining foods for themselves, in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.
Health and education problems have reached epidemic proportions in the Mississippi Delta. Approximately 80% of the population (all age groups) suffers from health challenges, directly related to poor dietary habits and lack of useful health-related information and physical exercise. To help alleviate this crisis KHAFRE, Inc has come up with this unique program that offers a long-term solution. The hope is to see a Mississippi Delta in which everyone lives enriched, long and healthy lives.
Each participant of “Healthy U Gourmet Academy for Youth” will also become a member of President Obama's Challenge fitness group. As members of the fitness challenge, Indianola children will be able to:
• Log their activities and earn points that will count toward the Healthy U group totals and will help the groups earn the President's Challenge awards
• See how they're doing when compared to other group members throughout the Nation
• Interact with other members in the President's Challenge group forum
• Add a profile picture that will display Healthy U’s logo
• Get even more motivated to be active and set the pace for the Delta!
The Delta Health Alliance is gratefully acknowledged for support of this project through HRSA Grant Number U1FRH07411. The Delta Health Alliance is a non-profit organization, based in Stoneville, MS, that advocates, develops and implements collaborative programs to improve the health of citizens in the Delta. Through partnership support the Alliance increases access to and availability of health care, conducts and applies health research, and offers health education programs that foster healthy lifestyles for Deltans. For more information about the Delta Health Alliance visit www.deltahealthalliance.org.
Khafre, Inc is a Mississippi Delta-based 501(c) (3) not for profit community based organization. Our mission is to build monumental programs that will have a favorable impact on the youth in the Delta. Our purpose and applicability is to offer educational workshops, seminars and conferences for the entire community that celebrate Mississippi's culture and its contributions to world history, including music, cuisine, writing, and other artistic expressions.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
HEALTHY U Delta Gourmet Academy for Youth
C.Sade Turnipseed, Executive Director, Khafre, Inc, 662.347.8198, firstname.lastname@example.org