Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Michael Baisden Show -- Live from Helena West Helena


National Radio Show Host Michael Baisden
Brings One Million Mentors Campaign To Helena-West Helena, Arkansas

72-City Bus Tour Delivers Message On Need for Local Mentors

Who: Nationally syndicated radio personality Michael Baisden, featured locally on
KCLT/KAKJ Delta Force 3.

What: The Michael Baisden Show will broadcast live from Helena-West Helena, Arkansas as part of The One Million Mentors Campaign, which is designed to encourage qualified adults to sign up as mentors. There are more than 14 million children in the United States in need of mentoring and Michael Baisden will be bringing his message of support to 72 cities during the next seven months with the Save Our Kids Bus Tour. In each market along the tour, local mentors will share their personal success stories of working with children in their community. Representatives from local mentoring programs, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, The National CARES Mentoring Movement and 100 Black Men will be available to register qualified adults for matching with area children on waiting lists for mentors.

In addition to driving registration for new mentors, Baisden will also be raising funding for mentoring programs across the tour markets by matching contributions from participants up to $350,000. The Michael Baisden Foundation, which is dedicated to providing educational support in communities, will then direct the funds toward local mentoring programs. 

The program is free and open to all ages. Any local 501(c)3 focused on mentoring is welcome to participate. *Members of the media will be asked to check in and provide credentials.

When: April 20th, 2010, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Central High School 11/12 Gym
103 School Road
Helena-West Helena, Arkansas

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The Michael Baisden Show is a four-hour afternoon radio program airing Monday - Friday from 2-6 p.m. CT. Hosted by New York Times best-selling author Michael Baisden, the entertaining show combines the best in music, comedy and social commentary to inspire real change across America. It is heard in 22 of the top 25 Urban radio markets, reaches more than 4.6 million listeners each week, airs on more than 70 affiliates and is syndicated by Dallas-based Citadel Media.


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Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
226 Perry Street
Helena-West Helena, 72342
870-817-7400 Phone
870-817-4035 Cell
800-517-7240 Fax (City Council Agenda)

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