A celebration of Juneteenth will be held at Dr. Martin Luther King Park (Farnsworth and Grand Avenue in Aurora) on Saturday, June 19 at 3:30pm.
The celebration, entitled Freedom and Heritage Celebration – One Nation, is being presented by African American Men of Unity, a non-profit organization founded in 1999 with the commitment to empowering underserved individuals and families with education, training and resources to fulfill their divine purpose, improve their quality of life and promote self-efficacy in impoverished communities.
AAMOU serves at risk youth of all ethnicities, regardless of challenges, socio-economic background or academic deficiencies. We are here to support families struggling with managing the day-to-day stresses and help youth avoid the pitfalls of life, enrich their cultural aptitude and preparedness to reach their full potential.
AAMOU believes that education, training and certification are essential keys to unlock the doors of opportunities, prerequisites for youth to see the value in themselves and achieve optimal self-sufficiency.
Festivities will include:
- Food vendors
- A talent contest
- Moon jumps
- Face painting
- Basketball tournament
For more information, please visit www.aamou.org.