Something for everyone

June has something for everyone, even the Mayor!  Beta Omega Social Services, Inc. has an exciting month of events for you, your friends and your family.  First, there's the 10th Annual Father's Day Jazz Brunch. 


Mr. Tony Richards of WHUR’s 96.3 FM will serve as the host of the 10th Annual Father’s Day Jazz Brunch, on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Washington Navy Yard Conference Center, in Washington, D.C.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D.C.) will also attend the Brunch as the afternoon’s honored guest. The Brunch, sponsored by Beta Omega Social Services (BOSS) and the Beta Omega Alumni Chapter (BOAC) of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., is an annual fundraising event to provide selected college-bound high school seniors, living in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area, with merit-based academic scholarships to pursue higher education.

We are giving out $11,000 in scholarships to deserving college-bound high school seniors, commented Quintin Hudgens, Executive Director of BOSS. “It’s hard to believe that we started this scholarship ten years ago, because what was once a dream is now a reality.”

The Brunch serves as an opportunity to honor fathers, father figures and walking male role models in our communities. Throughout the event, guests will enjoy soothing jazz selections Phaze II, be treated to a catered brunch, listen to remarks from notable guests and see scholarship award presentations.

Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend the event to help us continue to positively impact deserving high school students via academic scholarships, so that these students may pursue higher education. A ticket purchase or donation to this cause is greatly appreciated (and also tax deductible).

We are also promoting safe and active families as a part of our Walk & Roll Models Program.

Walk And Roll Models

“Walking Role Models” provides scooters and helmets to elementary schools as a part of our “Walk & Roll Models” Scooter/Pedestrian Safety workshops.  These workshops are scheduled to continue this summer and throughout the next school year with your help.  Through this program, we work directly with DC Public Schools, Department of Health and other community partners to deliver safe, fun and healthy resources to under served families located in Wards 5, 7 and 8 in the District of Columbia. 

This program is meant to empower our students and their families, while promoting safe and active communities.  Other activities include Dance/Fitness Family workshops and group exercises.  “Walking Role Models” include engaged parents, teachers, older siblings and especially contributors like you.   Here's a list of the upcoming events and activities that you can support through volunteering, contributing or simply sharing with others.

  • Monday, June 9th - "Ride Safe" Scooter/Pedestrian Workshop @ Calvary Christian Center from 9:30am - Noon
  • Wednesday, June 11th - "Ride Safe" Scooter/Pedestrian Workshop @ Drew Elementary School from 3:30pm - 5:15pm
  • Friday, June 13th - "Scooter/Helmet Raffle at Drew Elementary School from 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Sunday, June 15th - "Awards Ceremony" for Drew PTA during Father's Day Jazz Brunch
  • Monday, June 16th - "Ride Safe" Scooter/Pedestrian Workshop @ Turner Elementary School from 11am-2:30pm
  • Tuesday, June 17th - "Field Day" for Ketcham Elementary School from 10am - 3:15pm
  • Thursday, June 19th - "Community Fun Day" for Noyes Elementary School from 9am - 2:15pm
  • (Same Day) Thursday, June 19th - "DoMore24" Walking Role Models 24 hour online fundraiser in coordination with the United Way
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Personal and Community Development Mentoring Program

We are in the final stages of kicking off our mentoring program for young adults.  This year-long program will include personal development workshops and other community development training resources. 

With your support, another ambitious mentee will obtain life skills training in critical areas like ‘Time Management’, ‘Goal Setting’, ‘Stress Management’, ‘Career Skills’, ‘Learning Skills’, ‘Decision Making’ and ‘Problem Solving’.  In addition to these valuable skills, we will also provide community development resources and assistance with 'Leadership Skills', 'Project Management', 'Communication Skills', 'Business Essentials', 'Team Management' and 'Strategy Development.

These vital life skills help young men and women or their organizations, by empowering them to do more with their lives through hard work and dedication.  Mentoring sessions are held in person or online, using video conferencing technology, for face-to-face guidance and interactions.

We are all Walking Role Models in some form or fashion because we likely have someone looking up to us.

Last Year's Jazz Brunch was a blast

We encourage you to join us at any of these exciting events.  Don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. 

We look forward to seeing this month!