Boys and girls from throughout the Mid-South will participate in the 2nd PROMISE BALL Black Tie Oath Ceremony & Ring Presentation presented by Pinky Promise International on April 13th at 5 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
Middle school and high school participants, grades 6-12, will receive a charge to remain abstinent from sexual and substance abuse behaviors. The formal oath ceremony will conclude with a ring presentation and waltz dance.
Rose Jackson Flenorl, manager of Social Responsibility at FedEx Corporation, is the keynote speaker.
Pinky Promise International, an organization that promotes abstinence, faith and career focused mentorship, was founded by Vicki M. Johnson in 2012 after hearing Dr. Maya Angelou deliver a speech entitled "A Rainbow In My Cloud" at the Memphis Canon Center for the Performing Arts. CEO Johnson will present The Dr. Maya Angelou's Rainbow Award to honorees selected for their commitment "to make a difference in the lives of others."
The 2014 Rainbow Award recipients are Bernal E. Smith II, president/publisher of The New Tri-State Defender, Billy Hicks Jr., CEO and president of Hicks Convention Services and Special Events Inc.; and the Memphis Academy of Health Sciences.
For reservations, visit www.pinkypromiseinternational.org.