A Benefit for Youth Entrepreneurship and Empowerment
The mission of I AM O'KAH! is to empower all youth to unlock their greatest potential: through mentorship, scholarships and programs that help them navigate through socio-economic barriers to success.
I AM O'KAH! uses entrepreneurship and financial literacy training to teach our youth confidence and personal financial security.
JOIN US on May 17, 2014 as we raise funds to nurture the next generation of innovative community leaders and entrepreneurs. The theme of this year's gala and awards presentation is “Unlock Your Inner Art,” in honor of local champions who have shown their commitment to creativity in their service to the community.
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During the event the following community innovators will be honored for their passion and creativity in serving the community:
Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year - Taharka Brothers Ice Cream Co.
Outstanding Student of the Year - Lindsay Bottos
Restaurant Tastings Provided By:
LIVE MUSIC BY:
The gala will feature dynamic local artists, including live music, interactive artwork being created during the event, hors d'oeurvres, cash bar, and guided tours of current Maryland Historical Society exhibits as well as a silent auction and live auctioning of the completed interactive art pieces.
All proceeds from the event will benefit I am O'Kah'!'s entrepreneurship and financial literacy program - Financial Rockstar Academy and the Kahdine Ann DaCosta Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership.
Attire: Creative Black Tie Preferred
7:00pm VIP Reception and Awards Presentation
7:30pm Restaurant Tasting | Silent Auction | Live Interactive Art | Exhibit Tours
9:45pm Live Art Auction
10:00pm Silent Auction Closes
10:15pm Auction Check Out Opens
11:00pm Closing Remarks
Silent Auction | Live Music | Live Art | Guided Exhibit Tours | Cash Bar
All Donations are tax-deductible | 50% of ticket price is tax deductible
Baltimore Times Article"Scholarships, mentoring bloom from family tragedy"
AFRO Article "I Am O'Kah Teaches Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship"
I Am O’Kah!, was founded in May 2011 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation.
The mission of I Am O’Kah! is to empower all youth to unlock their greatest potential: through mentorship, scholarships and programs that help them navigate through socio-economic barriers to success. Curriculum is developed to provide tangible life lessons, facilitated by trained mentors. We equip our youth to excel academically; explore self-reliance through learning entrepreneurship; earn, manage and invest money to achieve financial security and lead lives fueled by confidence in their vision and purpose.
Learn more at: http://www.iamokah.org
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