Photos from yesterday's Fourth Annual Kickoff of The Officer and Gentlemen Academy.
The inspiring event featured:
Keynote speakers: Dr. Michael Allan, principal, Oakton Grade School - Evanston, IL and Pastor Monte' L. G. Dillard, Sr., First Church of God Christian Life Center
Co-Founder and President Evanston Police Department Officer Adam Howard; Detective Mario Miller; Sgt. Erv DeLeon; (we missed Sgt. Ken Carter who couldn't make it)
"Fairy Godmothers:" Karli Butler; Nicole Pelayo; Georgia Martin; Tawana Sudduth-Ross; and Natalie Lewis;
Facilitators: Officers Jason Nelson and Nick Jones; and Detectives Jason Kleinpaste and Amin Virani; and
Gentlemen: Johnathan Alvarez; Nathan Campbell; Marques Clarke; Darrion Coleman; Marcus Davis; Jr., Amari Grey; Demarion Logan; Camarius Miller; Jalen Roberts; Gabriel Rosen; and Celister "Tre" Wright. We missed Gentleman Michael Burrell who couldn't make it.
The O&G Academy is a mentorship program that aims to educate, inspire, and empower young men to reach their full potential.