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21ST ANNUAL R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Rally Proves to Be Successful Again As They Send Hundreds of Students Back to School With the Tools to Excel

School SuppliesWhenever communities come together to encourage youth and supply them with tools to succeed as they prepare to pursue their education, the rewards can be priceless. Monday, More Than Conquerors Faith Church, situated in the heart of District 6, hosted their 21st Annual R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Rally. The Back to School Rally provided students with free book bags and a number of school supplies.

Founded on the principles of instilling integrity into the younger generation, the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. rally reaches out to kids all over Birmingham, with a special focus on those from inner city and underserved neighborhoods. As leaders in the community gather to help students prepare for the school year ahead, the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. rally looks to also supply them with an extra dose of confidence needed to succeed in their academics.

Councilor Sheila Tyson said she couldn’t be happier about the efforts that are being made by More Than Conquerors Faith Church and the entire community who are collectively investing in Birmingham City youth.

“As long we continue to encourage our children and redefine our communities through events like the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Rally, students will continue to give their best as they move forward in their education,” Councilor Tyson said. “We have to continuously instill quality values in them to ensure that they stay motived to reach their greatest potential throughout the year.”

About The R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Organization

The R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Organization is a community based youth outreach program. Our focus is on the moral and academic progenies of the youth in schools throughout this city, state and nation. Our purpose is to expose, highlight, recognize, motivate, challenge, inspire, award and reward the youth of Birmingham, particularly the West End Community; in ways that will bring them up to new levels of “respect”. We want to show the city, state, nation and world, there is a remnant of this generation that remains in touch with morality, accountability and productivity. Since our inception in 1994 we have endeavored to mentor and challenge students to respect every man’s purpose, as we instill within them-character, integrity and moral stability. The R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Organization is submitted under the auspices of More Than Conquerors Faith Church. The most evasive quality that has managed to elude an entire generation of youth and threatens to do the same with another is CHARACTER. Character is produced under the influence and guidance of a mentor; someone to say yes and no, or asks why or why not. Our vision calls for disciplinarians with caring hearts and enlightened minds to come forth and say: “Follow me…I’ve walked this path before.” We envision a generation that once again embraces family values, parental honor and community pride. We envision R.E.S.P.E.C.T.! Respect Every Single Person Ever Created Today.

This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry (chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov) in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294.