Houston, TX – The Chauncy Glover Project Houston is empowering a generation
of young leaders and taking adversity head-on in the community. On Friday, June 22, 2018, CGP will hold its second annual Black Tie Gala at the at the Hobby Center for the Performing
Artsat 7:00 pm. Throughout the night the inspiring testimonies of the program’s mentees will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The gala’s theme, “There is KING in ME!” sheds a light on how the program helps troubled young men overcome adversity, enhance their character, and conquer their goals. Founder of the organization, ABC13 news anchor/reporter, Chauncy Glover shares his passion
for the event, “This group of young men never ceases to amaze me! Since we met them last year, they have been committed and stayed the course, in spite of their circumstances. Some even graduating with honors. I can’t wait to see them bring their stories of survival and triumph to the stage for the city to see!” – Christina Porter, Project Coordinator for The Chauncy Glover Project
The debut of The CGP Gala Houston took place in 2017 which was completely sold out. Honorees consisted of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Councilman Dwight Boykins, Former Texans Player Andre Johnson, Constable Alan Rosen, Marcus Davis of The Breakfast Klub, and Melanie Lawson of ABC 13. Guests were amazed by the stories of the students as they poured their hearts out illustrating their stories of triumph. The Chauncy Glover Project was able to successfully provide scholarships to each graduating senior.
“I’m so excited about this particular group and I can’t wait for Houston to hear their stories. From a young man who spent the beginning of his senior year homeless and sleeping on a park bench with his 4 sisters, to a refugee who couldn’t speak English when he first got to Houston, but just graduated at the top of his class and now headed to Texas A&M—-and many more—-they’re stories will AMAZE you. They’ve worked hard. They’ve struggled, but most of all they’ve overcome!”
Each year, CGP honors those in the community who are provoking change, serving our community and impacting the youth of Houston, this year’s honorees include:
2018 CGP Gala Honorees
Adrian Peterson, NFL Player & Community Activist – “You Are Fearless” Award
Dr. Ralph Douglas West, Pastor/Founder of The Church Without Walls – Faith Foward Visionary Leadership Award
Shawn A. Taylor, President of Zaxsby’s Houston, LLC – Architect of Change Award
Darian & Monica Lewis, The Monica Lewis School of Etiquette – Dynamic Duo Award
Warren Luckett, Founder of Houston Black Restaurant Week/COO of Branwar Wine Distributing Co. – Houston Game Changer Award
Marcus Bowers, Owner of She’s Happy Hair – Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award
Twiler Portis, Philanthropist – Woman on the Move Award
Rev. Dr. William Lawson, Founding Pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church – CGP Icon Award
Noel Pinnock, My Brother’s Keeper/Bureau Chief for Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health City of Houston – CGP Community Mentor of the Year
Guests will be able to hear the impactful stories of the students of CGP. All proceeds from the gala will benefit the programming for minority students. To purchase tickets and for sponsorship information, please visit Link Here.
About The Chauncy Glover Project:
After 3 successful years in Detroit, The Chauncy Glover Project, a federally approved non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, made its debut in Houston Fall 2016. The Chauncy Glover Project (CGP) is an extensive, hands-on mentoring program that was created to groom inner-city teenage boys into upstanding and accomplished gentleman. CGP focuses on education, tutoring, manhood, self-empowerment, financial responsibility, etiquette, police interaction, college readiness, community service and so much more. Three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, Chauncy Glover created the mentoring program after he witnessed a young black male student die on the streets of Detroit. Chauncy was covering a breaking news story when he found the young man who was shot after allegedly trying to rob a coach at his high school. It was after that tragic situation, Chauncy realized he needed to help minority teens from rough areas beat the odds. Using his own resources, he went back to that young man’s school to create The Chauncy Glover Project.
To date, The Chauncy Glover Project has successfully mentored over 6 dozen young men and sent more than 40 young men to college with scholarships. This year is no different, as all of the
CGP Gents are headed to college, something many of these young men did not see in their future before joining CGP. The project currently mentors students at Wheatley High School, Westbury High School, Fleming Middle School, Navarro Middle School, as well as Foster Elementary.