Verizon Wireless, 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit, Inc and The Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan honored four “Everyday Heroes,” a program aimed at recognizing unsung heroes who make a difference in Detroit and who touch the lives of others. The Everyday Heroes include teachers, mentors, volunteers, clergy and professionals who give of their time and resources in creative ways to affect change—either in the life of an individual, family, school or community.
Angelo Henderson of AM 1200 WCHB Hosted the Verizon Wireless Everyday Heroes Awards Reception. 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit, Inc, The Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan, and Educator Dr. Steve Perry also joined Henderson to recognize four extraordinary Everyday Heroes and award the Everyday Hero winners with a Motorola Droid XyboardTM tablet and $500.
Winners selected from the four categories are:
Business/Technology – Ken Brown: Author of, A Leap of Faith and L.I.F.E. – Living In Freedom Everyday, which sold nearly 20,000 copies. Ken’s favorite mantra, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it,” epitomizes his modern-day rags-to-riches story, which has inspired and motivated others to live out their dreams.
Community Service – Geneva Jackson: Founder of Sara’s House/Place in the Detroit Community. She’s making a difference in the lives of homeless women and young women aging out of foster care.
Education – Harold McCullough: a mentor and couch of the Think Detroit PAL football leagues, where he has mentored over 300 youth in the city of Detroit.
Healthcare – Silas Norman Jr., MD: Assistant dean for admissions at the Wayne State University School of Medicine after serving on an interim basis since 2002. Dr. Norman is an assistant professor of internal medicine and community medicine, was vice president of Affiliated Internists Inc., and has served on WSU medical school admission committees and teams for more than 25 years.