FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/8/2023
Sarah Benis Scheier-Dolberg
Arete Education, Inc.
Arete Education Golf Tournament Opens Doors for South Bronx & Harlem Teens
October 24th Event Raises Money, Awareness for Youth in Underserved Communities
New York City, NY: Today Arete Education, Inc., a South Bronx-based nonprofit youth development organization, announced plans to host its inaugural Golf Tournament at Saint Andrews Golf Club in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Saint Andrews is America’s oldest private golf club and is a noted course for golf enthusiasts. The club will open its doors to Arete’s diverse group of tournament participants which includes leaders in the fields of law, health, human services, and business as well as program alumni currently enrolled in college. The golf tournament will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 beginning at 10 am.
Arete’s students, staff, and Board directors all represent diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, many hailing from low-income backgrounds and never dreaming of being invited to a private golf club. Arete Board Director Kelly Holloway is Managing Director at Siebert Williams Shank and long-time member of Saint Andrews Golf Club. He was eager to connect Arete’s students and Board Directors to networking and recreational benefits of Golf in the form of a new fundraiser for the nonprofit that seeks to build private-public partnerships to invest in the city’s youth. The event is currently seeking sponsors and players who are passionate about investing in the city’s youth and see the value of building diverse professional networks and relationships through golf.
McEvans Francois, Arete’s Board President, is thrilled about the event. He shares, “This is really exciting to bring our Black and Brown youth together with professionals on the Board as well as professionals in our BERG networks, and to do it on such a stunningly beautiful historic Golf Course. It’s amazing for us.” Francois, Executive Director at a global Data and FinTech firm, is active in bringing professionals together through Black Employee Resource Group (BERG) initiatives on Wall Street. Francois sees the Arete Golf Tournament as a perfect opportunity to connect BERG professionals with the mission of Arete and open doors to the next generation of professional leaders.
About Arete: Arete Education, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization serving youth from New York City. Founded in 2012 to empower and train teens in the South Bronx to lead successful lives, Arete has since expanded to serve students ages 5-24 in Harlem, Brooklyn, and The Bronx through school-based partnerships.