4th Annual Urban Ranger Corps Dinner
Our dinner was successful in many ways. We raised more than $115,000 and met new friends. Attendees got to meet some of our rangers and learn about our programs and those we serve through stories and our new video. Jon and Susan Cassat did a wonderful job as our Honorary Co-Chairs, Bryan Busby was a fantastic emcee, and the Nigro Brothers were magnificent – as usual! During the evening following awards were presented:
Mike Searcy, Searcy Financial – Fr. John Wandless “Thank You” award
Missouri Conservation Department – Community Service Award
The Plaza Rotary – Pillar of Hope Award
Raymond Strickland – Outstanding Freshman Award
Kwajo Ade MenAb-Mensah – Outstanding Freshman Award
Terrez Lewis – Man-Up Award
Clinton Long – Ranger of the Year Award
Enjoy the pictures from this year’s event, and plan to join us next year at Urban Rendezvous V, on October 24, 2014, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.
Tour of Hope
This summer, 45 young men were involved in a new Urban Ranger project: Tour of Hope. This project was designed to bring minority business leaders and Urban Rangers together through a series of company tours, giving the Rangers an idea of career opportunities available to them in their future.
Over the course of two months, nine companies hosted and spoke to our group. The Rangers were able to hear stories of the hosts’ backgrounds, opportunities that were available for their education and career, and come away with words of wisdom and career advice.
We want to thank every host and helper involved in this project for taking time to share their stories, opening up their companies, and making these tours successful and impactful in the lives of our Rangers.