Sims-Fayola Foundation Seeks Scholarship Applicants

The Sims-Fayola Foundation announced the Ellis-Wade Scholarship for Young Men, the Terrence Mixon Scholarship for Young Men, and the Sims-Fayola Foundation Scholarship for Young Men to be awarded in May. The Sims-Fayola Foundation will award three $1,000, scholarships.
The Ellis-Wade Scholarship for Young Men is available to graduating high school seniors residing in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The Terrence Mixon Scholarship for Young Men is available to graduating high school seniors residing in Mobile, Alabama. The Sims-Fayola Foundation Scholarship for Young Men is available to graduating high school seniors residing in the Denver or Atlanta Metropolitan areas.
For more information or to apply, visit www.sffoundation.org or call 720-557-8443. Deadline is April 15.

DFL Hosts 24th Annual Furry Scurry Dog Walk

The Dumb Friends League  (DFL) is hosting its 24th Annual Furry Scurry dog walk on Saturday, May 6 in Denver’s Washington Park to raise money for homeless pets and horses.
Activities include a two-mile walk around Wash Park, refreshments, food trucks, contests, dog demonstrations and more than 150 pet-related vendors at the Flealess Market.
Registration is $50 per person and $25 for youth 14 and
younger, and includes a Furry Scurry event T-shirt. Participants can register as an individual, or form or join a team online or at one of the DFL shelter locations, or on event day starting at 7:30 a.m. The walk begins at 9 a.m.
For more information, visit FurryScurry.org, ddfl.org or call 303-751-5772.

Call for FPJF Volunteers

On Saturday, May 20, Denver will celebrate the 14th annual Five Points Jazz Festival with music and entertainment, food, and a community come together to celebrate historic Five Points. The Five Points Jazz Festival is seeking energetic and enthusiastic volunteers.
Opportunities include set-up, greeting attendees, stagehand help, and clean up after the event.  
For more information, to register or to volunteer, visit www.artsandvenuesdenver.com or email hollyporterfield@comcast.net or call 720-201-1481.

When You Kill Our Children You Kill Our Dreams

The 8th annual Denver NAACP Youth Council and Battleground Ministries Mother’s Day Solidarity Dinner, honoring Mothers (and fathers) of murdered children will be held on Saturday, May 13 at 4 p.m. at Church in the City, 1580 Gaylord St. in Denver.  
This free event honors deceased victims of violence, their parents and families.
This year’s event, “Building For Tomorrow - Unity” is to call attention to the impact of violence on families and show solidarity for parents of victims and will include a guest speaker, entertainment, dinner and a video presentation.
Names for honorees are currently being accepted.  
If you or someone you know, are parents of a child taken by violence and would like to participate, call 720-252-5362 or 303-588-7296.

For more information and reservations, email denvernaacpyouth@comcast.net by April 15.
Seats are limited with preference given to honorees and family members. Reservations are required and will be available to the general public after April 19.


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