Men of Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization targeted to young African American boys, celebrated 20 years of serving the Milwaukee community January 7, 2011 at the Milwaukee Theater. Their celebration was supported by many prominent figures throughout the city and was surely a blessing to those who were in attendance.
The celebration kicked off with a riveting salute from present and past members of Men of Tomorrow. More than 15 males took the stage in sync to their anthem and to state the organization’s powerful pledge. Shortly after, one of the young members of Men of Tomorrow performed a solo on the piano named Dillard Love. Love has been a member of the organization since 2003.
The next performer, Marshall Sims, is the son of the executive director of Men of Tomorrow, a former member of the organization, and an excellent singer. Sims attends Howard University and is an Audio Production major with a minor in Jazz Voice. He sang a selection before the audience and announced his upcoming album that is soon to release.
Another former member of Men of Tomorrow, Anwar Floyd-Pruitt, was next to take the stage on the opening lineup. He performed a short comedy skit. Floyd-Pruitt is a Harvard graduate who recently returned to his hometown Milwaukee from New York City where he produced and assisted in directing an independent film released by Lionsgate Films in 2005.
The last opening act for the evening was a delight. It was a great preparation for what the audience was anticipating and soon to witness. The Thomas Sisters, a group of four lovely ladies, performed gospel hits any churchgoer would have recognized and been excited to hear. The four have been singing gospel music together for over 25 years.
Lastly, the man of the hour took the stage and everybody jumped on their feet. Mr. Marvin Sapp’s presence on the stage was electrifying and heart-felt from the moment he stepped on. He blessed the audience with music, praise, ministry and testimony after testimony. His anointed voice reached beyond the ears and into the hearts of many as he spoke about the recent death of his wife and how he was able to cope. For approximately an hour he owned the stage and brought home the celebration with a bang.
Overall, Men of Tomorrow was happy with the outcome of an important milestone in the organization’s history. They are appreciative of all the phenomenal acts and people who contributed to making the momentous occasion a success. The organization hopes to continue serving the community another 20 years and beyond.
Thank you to all our present and past supporters. May you all continue to be blessed!