From a press release
Urban Navigation and Men of Action Brothers of Faith Inc. are hosting a Balling Against Gun Violence event at the Darby Recreation Center on Saturday, April 15, from 2 to 6 p.m. This will be the third basketball event Urban Navigation and Men of Action Brothers of Faith Inc. hosted.
Men of Action Brothers of Faith began in July 2010. It started as a twice-a-month get-together with five men who decided to talk and share family, work, and life experiences in a safe haven where they could speak freely and confidentially, offer counsel, and encourage each other. Born out of a Delaware County barbershop, a group of men forged a brotherhood that has evolved into a non-profit organization focusing on mentoring, education, and community improvement events. To date, they have created everything from STEM events for children to volunteer community events.
In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of life in the communities in which we live, hosting a sit-down dinner every Thanksgiving and feed up to 200 people yearly. The diverse events have included hosting interactive mentoring luncheons to free computer workshops. The organization also adopts underprivileged families during the holidays and provides toys for children and food for the families.
Urban Navigation is a community organization developed to help reduce inner-city, and suburban gun violence. Urban Navigation connects with all youth through their interests to engage them towards better lives while reducing crime and improving environments. The methodology serves as a “GPS” for the inner city plus suburban youth to build successful and productive violence-free lives.
“We hope to see a lot of community members at this event. Our groups enjoy hosting these gun violence prevention events every chance we can,” said Hameen Diggins, president of Urban Navigation and Men of Action Brothers of Faith.
“It is a great thing that we are hosting a gun violence prevention event. We need Black support in our communities amongst our own,” said Urban Navigation founder Don Jackson.
Alim Howell, Urban Navigation Community liaison, said, “Having events like this every year is a good thing, especially in our current world society where a lot of violence is happening. The youth who participate will remember these events and it will leave a good memory into adulthood.”
This will be a free event at the recreation center, 1022 Ridge Avenue in Darby, for all people of all ages. Food and entertainment will be included.
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