Green Run High School's male mentorship program, Gentlemen Making a Change (GMAC), will present an inspirational event on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the school's media center.
Free and open to the public, the event features three men who will share their stories on how they made positive changes in their lives:
Darryl Blackstock has changed a lot in life. He went from a self-described high school thug, to a college father. He later joined the NFL and now he's gone from fighting for the football, to a man fighting to connect with his family.
Virginia Beach police officer and professional boxer, Frank Fillipone, changed from a troubled teen headed for jail, into an award-winning officer who helps youth stay out of jail.
Virginia Beach business leader, Ryan Lynch, went from selling drugs, to helping men to get off of drugs and back into the lives of their children and families.
The first in a series of lecturers focused on helping making Virginia Beach public schools and communities safer, by making personal, positive lifestyle changes, it is hosted by Virginia Beach educator and school board candidate, Seko Varner.
Even though the event is family-friendly and open to all, its content is custom-tailored for young men in the sixth grade and above.
The event will offer light refreshments and is co-sponsored by the Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men.
For more information call 757-932-0177 or email TheGoldenFoldMovement@gmail.com.