NBA Legend Magic Johnson will join Gary Community School Corp. leaders at an event this evening to announce details of a new educational initiative. The “Gary Promise” program involves scholarship, mentorship and leadership development opportunities. April 28, 2014

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GARY, Ind. – The Gary Community School Corporation is teaming up with legendary NBA Hall of Famer, philanthropist and businessman, Earvin “Magic” Johnson to deliver “A Gary Promise” at 6 p.m. Monday, April 28 at the Genesis Convention Center.

The purpose of “A Gary Promise” is to provide scholarship opportunities for students that fulfill Indiana Core 40 requirements with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The fund will also support mentoring and enrichment programs, student leadership development training and career awareness projects for all grades.

Our ultimate goal is to accomplish a 100 percent graduation rate and assist students with identifying a post-secondary certification or training programs.

“Like Magic Johnson, 'A Gary Promise' is visionary. It is urgent that we lay a solid foundation for improving the quality of life in urban areas,” said Dr. Cheryl Pruitt, Superintendent of the Schools. “It starts with preparing all students for college and career opportunities.”

WHO: A Gary Promise Delivered by Earvin Magic Johnson

WHERE: Genesis Convention Center

WHAT: Benefit dinner to provide money for scholarship opportunities

WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014

The evening will include dinner, an inspirational message from Magic Johnson, a silent auction and entertainment.

Tickets are $75 per person. A table is $750. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Tickets are available through the Gary Community School Corporation Service Center, 620 East 10th Place, Gary, IN 46402 or by calling (219) 881-5481.

Source: The City of Gary

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