We are back! This is our 9th Black Tie Affair Gala, you don’t want to miss this event. A night to remember, our youth showcasing their gifts, talents, entertainment, awards, and dancing.
This year our honorees include innovators, non-profit leaders, business owners, heroes, influencers, and hardworking individuals who have demonstrated leadership and can serve as role models. Your contribution has enhanced the standard of living and leadership development within our communities.
Funds raised through this special evening support our efforts to continue empowering our young people, provide services to our underserved New Yorkers, and help build our vulnerable young people.
For over 13 years, our organization has provided dynamic training and resources to phenomenal youth locally and globally. We exist to answer the question, “How do we raise tomorrow’s leaders today?” with your assistance, our programs, mentorship, scholarships, and support services; we have continued to make great strides in the lives of so many wonderful young people.
There are many ways to get involved with EdeYouth. Attend one of our events, become a member, or volunteer your time. We'd love to have you on board!
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM
RECEPTION & COCKTAIL (Silent Auction)
YOUTH INTRO & STANDING OVATION
VISION AND HISTORY OF EDEYOUTH & ALEXANDER Y.E.S.
(ANNETTE, BETTY, EDEYOUTH & AYES BOARD OF DIRECTORS)
YOUTH PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS OF ELECTED OFFICIALS
KEYNOTE & SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTATION
WATCH VIDEO RECORDING OF YOUTH
INTRODUCTION HONOREES & AWARDS
2023 YOUTH COHORT RECOGNITION
VETERAN’S DAY TOAST
REGGAE ARTIST PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS & CLOSING REMARKS
10:40 PM - 11:00 PM
~ OPEN DANCE FLOOR~
Pastor Mullery Jean-Pierre leads Beraca Baptist Church, fostering multicultural growth and community outreach. He founded Beraca Community Development Corporation, impacting various initiatives in the U.S. and Haiti. His work has received media recognition, awards, and he's engaged in bridging divides, including through United Praise NYC. Pastor Jean-Pierre serves on the 69th Precinct Clergy Counc
Chef Eric Marshall is a recent champion of Food Network’s Chopped, an esteemed private chef and culinary entrepreneur.
The kitchen was the hub of Chef Marshall’s home growing up, and his love for cooking goes hand in hand with his love for entertaining. He strives to perfect every aspect of the dining experience, serving audio and visual effects alongside his dishes to engage all of the senses. Chef Marshall trained tirelessly under celebrity chefs for many years to sharpen his culinary skills.
Chef Marshall’s all-inclusive dining experiences are popular with Hollywood stars, and he has cooked for many high-profile athletes, actors, producers, and performers/dancers/singers from the Broadway hit Lion King. He was previously a private chef to the Ambassador, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, DC and he also served as a catering executive chef for Tyler Perry studios, as well as catered for HBO, Netflix, and Squirrel Films.
An actor and model earlier in his career, Marshall’s love for the camera served him well on the set of Chopped. His creative self-taught cooking skills impressed the judges, earning him the title of “Chopped Champion” on season 49.
Chef Marshall hopes to promote veganism and will be launching a line of kitchen utensils, in addition to having two cookbooks in development.
Born on January 1, 1964, in Kingston, Jamaica, Flourgon is a renowned figure in the dancehall and reggae music scene, primarily during the 1980s and 1990s. His track "We Run Things," released in 1988, stands out as one of his most iconic songs, achieving international acclaim. Flourgon's music is characterized by infectious rhythms and lyrics that vividly repre
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