Grammy Award winning recording artist EVE will announce her new partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest non-profit youth mentoring organization. As part of the exclusive "hip-hop homecoming" appearance, EVE will debut her soon-to-be released single, "Make it Out this Town." EVE is incorporating the overcoming-the-odds anthem in her support of Big Brothers Big Sisters' fundraising and recruitment work. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children in single-parent homes, low-income families, or households where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. Studies find the long-term mentoring model helps kids improve in school, their behavior and their self-esteem.
WHEN & WHERE: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 6 pm - 8 pm, Marriot Mayflower Renaissance, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington D.C.
The announcement will take place at a VIP pre-event reception the evening before Big Brothers Big Sisters' Mentoring Partners in Action: Successful Children and Safer Communities forum. The first-time National Mentoring Month event will focus on how mentoring helps youth who are at high-risk of delinquency overcome adversity to succeed in school and life. The reception, sponsored by Lifetime TV will recognize former Little Brother Josh Shipp, host of Lifetime's Teen Trouble, and other Big Brothers Big Sisters alumni.
WHO: A 5-minute presentation will include Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President & CEO Charles Pierson; Grammy award winning rapper-songwriter and actress, EVE; Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler , whose father was incarcerated when she was a teen; and two-time Super Bowl Champion and former Little Brother Darrin Smith , MBA.