Often watching others and emulating what they do is the most powerful way for us to learn and improve ourselves. We can choose to watch someone famous and successful that we don’t even know personally, or we can choose to study someone “who is willing to teach us and be our example in a classroom setting or even a personal relationship.
No matter which path we choose, we must look at the individual we have chosen carefully in order to unlock the things that they do in order to be successful. what are they doing? What are they not doing? It is important to remember that this is how they began, this is how they continue. It doesn’t matter how famous they are, or how good they are…
By now, just about everyone should be familiar with the stories being reported by the news media about all of the women coming forward with stories of sexual intimidation, harassment, and even violence. These claims have been made against men both famous and infamous, and have allegedly taken place everywhere from the workplace to private homes.
Before the widespread use of social media, there was no way for all these courageous women to tell their stories about the sexual harassment they have suffered and endured. Social media gives them a platform to use in speaking up, speaking out, and speaking to one another about this topic. By making the painful and difficult decision to make their personal stories public, they have already started creating a wave of changes in our society.
GEORGETOWN COUNTY BOYS MENTOR GROUP
Georgetown County Boys Mentor Group is the vision of Mr. Randolph Ford, Georgetown County businessman. The three pillars of the organization are Character, Commitment and Career. Using these three elements, we hope to raise the self- esteem levels of young men and highlight the importance of good character, which is the foundation of commitment and career. Having students meet and interact with successful men from the community on a weekly basis is the cornerstone of the vision.
SCHOOLS NOW SERVING
Carvers Bay High
Carvers Bay Middle
Total Number of Students-5O
Notable Alumni Include More Than 700 Students
Francis Marion College
Midlands Technical College
North Carolina State University
Notre Dame University
South Carolina State University
University of Georgia
University of South Carolina
Demark Technical College
Horry Georgetown Technical College
Bi-weekly Mentoring Sessions: Topics include, building good character, teen
pregnancy, the danger of using drugs, work ethics, importance of an education,
and be a responsible citizen, etc.
Annual Martin Luther, Jr. Breakfast, Community Church visitations, Christmas
Baskets for Seniors at Assistant Living Facilities.
Charleston, South Carolina: Charles Town Landing, The Avery Institute,
Charleston River Dog Baseball Game, and The Aquarium.
Atlanta, Georgia: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, Eagle Group, Morris Brown
College, Morehouse College, President Jimmy Carter Library, CNN, Atlanta
Hawks Basketball Game, Olympic Park.
Nashville Tennessee: Fisk University, Tennessee State University, Meharry Medical School, Opryland.
New Orleans, La.: Xavier University, University of New Orleans, Dillard
University, Tour the Ninth Ward, Natchez Steamboat.
Washington, D.C.: The White House, US Capitol Building, U.S. Capitol Mall,
Federal Court Hearing, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Dept. of Energy, National
Oceanic Atmosphere, Silver Springs, Md. FBI Academy.
New York City: UN Building, Empire State Building, Julliard School, Apollo Theater, Broadway Show, Television Studio, Rockefeller Center, and Museums.
TELL ME, I'LL FORGET IT + SHOW ME, I'LL REMEMBER IT. INVOLVE ME, AND I WILL UNDERSTAND.
Media Release: Disabled Georgetown man uses his nonprofit foundation to launch GoFundMe page to benefit other city charities
GEORGETOWN, SC (February 21, 2018) Greg Barron, a disabled citizen of Georgetown County, South Carolina has recently used his charitable foundation to launch a GoFundMe page to raise money for other charities that serve Georgetown families. While the Gregory A. Barron Foundation, Inc. has been in existence for more than a year, the GoFundMe page was launched February 4, 2018. The Foundation, www.gregoryabarron.org, will not receive funds from the donations made to the GoFundMe page, www.gofundme.com/support-georgetown-charities. 100% of all donations made to Support Georgetown Charities, will go to the charities selected by the Foundation.
“It’s like the concept for Adopt a Highway,“ says Barron, a 53-year-old former IT (information technology) worker who has been on full disability since November 2005. “Along with the Foundation’s board members, I work to discover, select, and publicize charities doing good work for families in the Georgetown city and County area. The Foundation then uses the GoFundMe page to make the rest of the world aware of the charity working on behalf of people in Georgetown through various social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.”
Barron further explained that “the charities that have their own websites can be connected with the public directly. Charities without a web presence can make their information public through entries on the Gregory A. Barron Foundation’s webpage.”
Barron says that the campaign will last at least six months if not more but will be completed before the end of the calendar year. The process of selecting charities is scheduled to continue until at least the Easter holiday. After that, emphasis will be on the dual process of public relations and fundraising.
Barron, who is legally blind, a double below-the-knee amputee, and a kidney dialysis patient, says that overcoming his limitations to help others is the most important part of his charitable operation.
“I will raise a certain amount of money and help a certain number of people, God willing…And I pray that others will be inspired to overcome their own limitations when they see what I am attempting to do. Then, perhaps more people will go out and create their own ways of helping others.”
For more information, contact Barron at The Gregory A. Barron Foundation, Inc. at (843) 904-2795.