REAP Hosts 2012 Men of Legacy Luncheon

Reaching and Empowering All People Inc. (REAP) will host the 2012 Men of Legacy Luncheon on February 16, 12pm-1:30pm (pre-reception at 11:30am) at Rose Garden, Rose Room, One Court Center, Portland, OR 97227. The cost of the luncheon is $25.00 dollars. Registration is available online at www.reapusa.org. Students are admitted for FREE.

The luncheon focuses on a candid male dialogue which addresses parental support, health awareness, college inquiry, career exploration, and relationship problem-solving. Business leaders, educators, elected officials and community activists and students will be engaged in solution-driven dialogue on issues related to young males and what is needed for them to be successful. “There is a transformation of leadership among young people in our region. While school districts are experiencing budget cuts that threaten quality education, community organizations such as REAP are filling in the gap and giving students an educational experience that is innovative, said Mark Jackson, REAP’s executive director/vice president.

In addition, REAP Inc. will give tribute to the following distinguished award honorees for their leadership in the community: Ron Herndon, National Head Start Association, J.E. Isaac, Portland Trail Blazers, and Dr. Edward Ward, Private Dental Practice. Also, a special tribute to the late Rob Ingram, former Director of the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, City of Portland.

Below is a general event overview of the event:

Purpose:
- Increase the awareness of positive role models in the Portland Metro area  Support student voice in the community  Give tribute to leaders in the community  Increase opportunities to close the generational gap of leadership in our city

Agenda outline:
11:30am-12noon | Pre-luncheon Social & Entertainment
12noon-12:45pm | Welcome, Lunch & Panel Discussion
12:50-12:55pm | Video Presentation
12:55-1:05pm | Call To Action
1:05pm-1:30pm | Awards Ceremony & Closure

Featured Panelist Speakers:
Fernando Martinez, Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council
Lolenzo Poe, Portland Public School District
Andrew Colas, Colas Construction
Scot Thompson, Portland Timbers
Dr. T. Allen Bethel, Maranantha Church
Ryan Deckert, Oregon Business Association
Joey Harington, Founder, Harrington Foundation
Duncan Wyse, Oregon Business Council