Brother Kenan D. Morrison displaying his award from the Clayco Juneteenth Celebration
The Clayco Foundation held its second annual Juneteenth Ceremony at the Fulton Market East in Chicago, Illinois. At this event, several organizations received grants for their tireless efforts on the front lines to lift up our communities. One of those recipients was The Village mentoring program. The organization's founder and CEO is Brother Kenan D. Morrison. In his acceptance speech, Brother Morrison mentioned that this mission of his is a result of his family structure. He also expressed the importance of making sure that the youth in the organization get as many life experiences as possible to help expand their scope in order to prepare them for what they want to do in society.
The Village is partnered with the Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated’s Alpha Mentoring Program. The Epsilon Lambda Charitable Foundation has sponsored the food for the young men along with the S.T.E.M. Program. The Village meets twice a month to engage in various educational activities. The Epsilon Lambda Charitable Foundation has also provided their house as a learning facility to implement The Village’s education curriculum.