Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — The Made Man (TMM) is a national multi-market corporate and community initiative designed to showcase philanthropy and honor the extraordinary achievements of notable African American male influencers from various walks of life. The Made Man Awards, is an influencer and star-studded red carpet reception expanding this year to nine markets including South Africa. Partners include 100 Black Men of America Inc., Black Enterprise, Morehouse Alumni Association and Upscale Magazine. The Made Man Awards tour will kick off in Atlanta on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at a select private venue. Tickets go on sale today at www.TheMadeMan.org
The Made Man initiative provides a platform for the influencers to be celebrated, positioned with extensive business networking opportunities like the signature LinkedIN Live and become direct community partners. Honorees are committed to change their city in 24 hours by engaging in motivational mentoring workshops with local schools and youth organizations as well as donating gently worn business attire for the 1000 Suits Empowerment Drive suiting underserved men for success during the event day. The Made Man has donated over 11,000 suits and mentoring over 1,000 males in their respective cities. The men truly embody the altruistic spirit of selfless giving that propels this noteworthy event.
“I created the Made Man Awards to celebrate those upholding the principle that giving back is a lifestyle and a responsibility,” states Ky dele (The Made Man Founder).The Made Man Awards Atlanta reception will include signature drinks by market partner Gentleman Jack a star-studded red carpet and a toast to the progressive men in the city that keep raising the bar. Past keynote speakers and honorees include Marc Morial (president of the National Urban League, Johnny Gill (R&B recording artist), Matthew Knowles (Grammy Award-Winning executive producer) and more. Join The Made Man on Thursday, January 26, 2017.
For more information and city listings visit www.TheMadeMan.org. The join the conversation the hashtag is #TheMadeMan
The Made Man Event Atlanta Programming and Schedule:
The Made Man initiatives’ 2017 nine-city tour is held in each host city and includes a day-long series of community engagement and programming. The schedule includes the following:
* Mentoring Workshops and Impact: Community empowerment mentoring and motivational workshops with the honorees speaking at local schools and community-based organizations 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
* Press Conference: Press conference with national and local media outlets for The Made Man honorees, partners, and VIP guests
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at private location
* Honoree Reception: The Made Man honoree red carpet celebrity/influencer reception is a platform to recognize our honorees for their leadership, lifetime achievement in their respective fields of work, social consciousness, and significant contributions to community empowerment. The Made Man honoree reception receives an outstanding turnout of venerable honoree’s, guests, and top-tier organizations 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at a private location
NATIONAL CORPORATE & LOCAL PARTNERS
100 Black Men of America, Inc.
100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
100 Black Men of DeKalb, Inc.
100 Black Men of South Metro, Inc.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Black Enterprise Magazine
Morehouse Alumni Association
National Urban League
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
About Blueprint Global Group:
Blueprint Global Group is an international entertainment & sports events agency. BGG provides clients and corporations with conception of unique entertainment & sports event and experiences. Visit www.blueprintglobalgroup.com for more information. For more details and/or to see a complete list of the Atlanta 2017 honorees, visit www.TheMadeMan.org