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The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. 6th Annual Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship Breakfast 2017 was a spectacular event! The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. awarded 30 scholarships to students in the Prince George's County, Maryland District 8 area. The students who received these scholarships had to reside in Prince George's County, Maryland District 8 (Camp Springs, Clinton, Forest Heights, Fort Washington, Glassmanor, Marlow Heights, Oxon Hill), provide an official transcript, write a one page essay and provide other documentation as listed on the application, etc. Over the past five years The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. has given over $100,000.00 in scholarships to students, making a tremendous difference in the lives of the youth in Prince George’s County.
“We are proud to recognize students who have excelled academically and who understand the importance of serving their community. Many are mentors, serve in their church ministries, or youth missions, or are bilingual. All of these activities keep them focused on living a healthy and drug free life,” said Dr. Valencia Campbell, Coalition President.
The event was well attended by VIP’s, politicians, community leaders, federal and local government elected officials including the following: Council District 8 Obie Patterson, Former Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Mr. Ronald Blakely, Rolloway Productions CEO Kenneth Davis, Gilmore Consulting Agency President Tarisha Gilmore, President of Thirst No More Corporation Mac Lewis, Founder of Ruth's Miracle Group Home Foundation Ms. Veronica Alston, Leonard 'Lennie' Moses, Maryland State Delegate Tony Knotts, Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. Scholarship Committee Chair Ms. Cheryle Mines & President Valencia Campbell. This year Words of Encouragement was by Calvin J. Hadley, M.P.A. Strategic Initiative Advisor, Howard University’s Office of the President and Student Ombudsman and the Mistress of Ceremony was Ms. Ebony N. McMorris National News Correspondent for Reach Media, Radio One.
Visit their website at http://www.pgcdpc.com for more information about upcoming events and how to partner with them.