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CAPE MAY — Award-winning youth mentor, author and advocate Nate Evans Jr. will be the keynote speaker at the Cape May County NAACP third annual Freedom Fund Gala at the Wildwood Convention Center at 5 p.m. on March 11.
The yearly fundraiser will also include awards to community leaders and a gift basket silent auction. Quanette Vasser McNeal was installed as president of the branch in January.
The NAACP honorees include:
*Wilmer “Woody” Woodland, co-founder of the Cape May Jazz Festival
*Rev. Dr. Julia Hankerson, assistant pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church
*Capt. Warren D. Judge, U.S. Coast Guard
Evans, a first-generation college graduate, mental health advocate, highly requested speaker and the founder of The Nathan Evans Jr Group LLC, which is an educational consulting company that focuses on mental health awareness and resilience coaching.
Evans lives by the quote, “CHANGE WHAT WE NORMALIZE” which was inspired by his mission to eradicate the stigmas around mental health amongst youth and young adults. This passion was birthed by his own battles with mental health issues as a youth and young adult due to childhood trauma in which he overcame.
He is a Next Level Speakers Academy Platinum Award Recipient, Volunteer for the Covenant House of Atlantic City, New Jersey, Top 4 Under 40 distinguished alumnus of Atlantic Cape Community College” and Member of the “30 under 35 Top Young African American Leaders in South Jersey” by Front Runner New Jersey.com.
Tickets for the event are $150 each. For more information on the event, go to: www.CMCNAACP.org.
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