Premiere Network’s syndicated radio host Steve Harvey will kick off a new initiative driving the need for mentoring around the country with the launch of the Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign. Created in partnership between The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation and the Open Society Foundation’s Campaign for Black Male Achievement, the campaign hopes to create and expand stronger mentoring relationships impacting African-American boys around the country.
Kicking off a nationwide initiative for 2012 and 2013 in Los Angeles last month, the Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign will host a mentor recruitment drive in Chicago on November 17, with additional mentor drives scheduled for 2013 in Philadelphia, New York City, Washington DC, Dallas, New Orleans and Atlanta.
Harvey is launching a call to action at the Chicago event, for men ages 18 and older to join the Steve Harvey Mentoring Campaign, become a mentor and inspire African-American boys to achieve their maximum potential, empower their communities, and develop their purpose and leadership.
Harvey said, “I’ve seen first-hand what a powerful impact mentoring can have on our youth. To empower the next generation, the guidance and wisdom that mentors provide is a one-of-a-kind experience that can’t be found in any classroom. Anyone has the power to become a mentor, and one person can spark a change in the lives of young men now, building a brighter future together with the next generation.”