Alcorn’s Willie C. Anderson’s foundation hosts awards program for African-American male K-12 students

One of Alcorn State University’s instructors displayed how much he values the lives and talents of young black males with an awards ceremony.

Willie C. Anderson, who is an instructor and advisor at Alcorn’s School of Business, held the first annual Willie C. Anderson Foundation Awards Program for African American Male K-12 students Saturday, July 25 at Greater Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Leake County, Mississippi. Scholarships and awards such as certificates and cash were presented to African-American male students for the highest academic performance, attendance at foundation meetings, volunteer/church service and dress for success.

The Willie C. Anderson Foundation was established in 2013 as a non-profit organization. The Foundation’s mission is to increase the number of African-American males that attend community colleges and 4-year colleges/universities in Mississippi. The goal of the foundation is to develop leadership among African-American males through college scholarships, mentoring and other supports for personal growth and development.

“It is important to recognize young African-American males for excellence because it helps to build character and self-esteem,” said Anderson.

Anderson credited his parents and church members for his development. Now, he’s taking those values and passing them on to the next generation.

“I am accountable and responsible for the development of the next generation of young men. My parents and church leaders taught me to lead by example. I have been blessed with the ability and skills to impact the lives of our young men and the community.”

Anderson said that he plans to expand the foundation to Claiborne and Jefferson counties next year.

For more information about the foundation, contact Willie C. Anderson at [email protected].

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