The SEED Male Mentoring Program will host the 14th Annual SEED Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, Saturday January 20th 10:00am-1:00pm at the Princeton Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, N.J. Dr. King lived his life in service to others. This breakfast is an event that brings all segments of the community together to not only honor the memory and legacy of Dr. King, but to also recognize people who have lived their lives in a way that exemplifies Dr. King’s legacy.
Over three hundred people are expected to attend this year’s breakfast. The five honorees are outstanding members of the community who can answer Dr. King’s “most persistent and urgent question,” What are you doing for others?”
Among his many accomplishments in 2015, Pastor Eric Williams founded “Good Word Ministries,” that is designed to Educate, Empower, and Encourage people to reach their full potential in God.
Sharon Grady is a force to be reckoned with who has left her mark on the halls of Trenton Central High School, especially in the athletic department. For over five decades she served as a teacher, administrator, and finally as Director of the Athletic Department for Trenton Public Schools. She is known for her compassionate approach to educating youth with an emphasis on excellence.
Jerri Morrison has spent her lifetime serving youth as a teacher, and presently as founder and Executive Director of Young Scholars Institute, a 501 (C)(3) organization that provides academic, cultural, and recreational opportunities to local youth.
Renee Riddle-Davidson empowers her students using movement and dance. She devotes her boundless energy to directing and teaching in the award-winning dance program at the Capital Area YMCA. She also works with seniors who benefit in numerous ways from their involvement in exercise and dance under her direction.
Bruce Boyd retired from the State of New Jersey, but his most important endeavor had just begun. He is presently serving youth through his exemplary BOYD Youth Development Program. He empowers youth by exposing them to masterclasses, events, and activities that they might never encounter otherwise.
A special presentation, the” Legacy Award” will be presented to George H. Palmer who over his lifetime has made major contributions to the City of Trenton and beyond. He is also the father of Trenton’s first African American mayor, the Honorable Doug Palmer.
Pastor Simeon Spencer of Union Baptist Church will be the Keynote Speaker for this illustrious occasion.
“I personally chose Pastor Simeon Spencer to bring a good word for such a time. We wanted someone familiar from the city to speak to us, and Pastor Spencer came right in my spirit. We can’t wait to celebrate these Drum Majors and our Legacy Award recipient George Palmer and give them their flowers while they are here to receive them”. Stacy Heading Program Director
Proceeds from the breakfast will go towards SEED Male Mentoring workshops, college tours, the Help Scholarships and other educational events which have served over 400 young men and women, as well as the HEAL the City Positive Billboard Campaign which has sponsored approximately 90 positive billboards throughout the City of Trenton since 2014.
The theme this year are the words of John Lewis, one of Dr. King Jr.’s most courageous foot soldiers, “The Time for Good Trouble is Now.” Dr. King, along with the many activists who struggled for justice and equality with him, was always raising issues, and doing what was necessary to get the job done. They did not falter or procrastinate. We cannot sit down now, because the job is not done!