In recognition of African Heritage Month and this year, 2011, designated by the United Nations as the International Year for People of African Descent, The Black Business Initiative (BBI) is hosting a luncheon on Friday, February 3rd themed “Celebrating our Youth".
Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette, senior consultant, April Howe will be the Master of Ceremonies for the luncheon which will celebrate outstanding youth who are accomplishing tremendous undertakings in our community. They event will also celebrate “Hope Blooms” - the North End Community Garden, which was established by Jessie Jollymore of the North End Health Clinic in an effort to empower youth in the North End. From its humble beginnings three years ago the garden has grown from 9 to 40 youth now operating their own salad dressing company called “Hope Blooms”. It’s amazing how much youth can accomplish with just a little hope.