The Torch of Wisdom Foundation (TOWF) will host its 7th Annual “Honoring Local Heroes: Changing Tomorrow Today” awards banquet on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 7-10 pm at the Plum Hollow Country Club located 21631 Lahser Rd. in Southfield, Mich. The “Black No-Tie Awards” affair will recognize those who have worked to improve communities on the local, state and national level. All finalists will be present during the awards banquet and will learn during the ceremony who has been selected as the 2017 recipients. This year’s finalists are:
Challenge Detroit is a leadership and professional development program that invites approximately 30 of tomorrow’s leaders to live, work, play, give and lead in and around greater Detroit for one year.
Project Director, Detroit 67 Project
Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club (DFABC)
DFABC is a fine arts community group that educates and mentors artists, collectors, curators, art aficionados, framers and gallerists.
Educator, Writer and Historian, Black Scroll Network
The Alpha Esquire MENtor Program, Metro Detroit
Alpha Esquire MENtor Program provides positive male role models as mentors for young men in the eighth through the twelfth grade
Author, Financial Literacy Coach and Founder, Money Matters for Youth
This year a new category was added to recognize the achievements and contributions of young adults who are already making an impact on their communities. The finalists for this category are:
Entrepreneur, Founder, CJs Corner
Walter Ward III
Founder, The Mobile Business School
The 7th Annual Honoring Local Heroes is chaired by Beverly Cousin, Benecia Cousin and Bobbie Hayes Goodrum. Yolanda Durfield is board chair and president of the Torch of Wisdom Foundation.