City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department recognized for positive influence on young men

Submitted by Petula Burks

Prince to Kings thank Chief Frank Adderley and Sgt. Ivory Nelson

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – On June 19, 2012 the Fort Lauderdale Police Department was recognized for their involvement with the Prince to Kings non-profit organization headed by Sharon Major-Hughes. Prince to Kings provides free mentoring and an educational component for high risk boys.

The mission of Prince to Kings is to stand in the gap by providing tutoring, teaching life skills, imparting standards and principles needed to become successful, self-sustaining members of society.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department, under the direction of Police Chief Frank Adderley, has been instrumental in aiding the young men in Prince to Kings and feels that it is worthwhile and important. “Having the opportunity to talk to the men in the police department in a positive environment has raised the participant’s self-esteem and given them the tools they need to face and resolve problems without escalation,” stated Sharon Major-Hughes.

Chief Adderly and members of the police department have participated in the following activities with Prince to Kings: Question and Answer Session with the Chief/visit to the police station, Black History Play, Anti-Bullying Forum, Bowling Day, and the Community Basketball Tournament.

Hughes has one major objective – to help young black males to achieve their future goals, whether that goal is attending college, trade school or joining the armed services. Prince to Kings simply wants to improve the quality of life for the youth of today and tomorrow and with the assistance from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, the future looks bright.

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