L.O.T is a vibrant urban organization located in Brooklyn, NY. This mentoring and development program founded by Minister Lamor M. Whitehead; enriches lives, emboldens confidence and expands options of our youth by building strong leaders in both the classrooms and in their surrounding communities. They are committed to providing educational opportunities, mentoring, athletic training, and opportunities to travel abroad to learn about other cultures. They measure their progress against five criteria, which indicates that a child’s life direction has been changed; Connection to faith, connection to a caring adult and a positive change peer group, commitment to graduating, and a plan for the future. At L.O.T, they believe that cultivating the youth’s sense of empowerment and connectedness is key to creating positive change in communities.
The intentions of Eric L. Adams and Minister Lamor M. Whithead on this formal celebratory evening of February 27th, at the Boys & Girls High School, in the ever-changing borough of Brooklyn, NY is to recognize those individuals in the community, and celebrities who display care, concern and action to continuously provide a positive, influential presence to the youth;
The purpose and intent [of a true leader] shall be to elevate mankind’s faith, and to fill the world with justice -- Maimonides, Laws of Kings, 4:10
It is crucial to recognize these leaders of their communities and to show them thanks for all they do, therefore our leaders of yesterday, today and tomorrow will have a path, and plan set for them to understand and emulate so that their futures continue to be bright. The night will start with angelic performances of praise and worship; recognitions from the honorable hosts, and a memorable award ceremony. The deserving list of honorees includes; the First Lady of New York, wife of Bill DeBlasio; Chirlane McCray; Creator of Video Music Box, Ralph McDaniels; Boxer, Zab Judah; NBA Player, Carmelo Anthony; NYC’s #1 DJ, Funk Master Flex; Gospel Singer, Bishop Hezekiah Walker; Celebrity Photographer, Ronnie Wright; SONY Executive, Walter Jones; Steve Manning; Actress, Regina Taylor; and Cynthia Honer, just to name a few. The list is a plethora of influential, powerful leaders who are well deserving of these recognitions.
As “one” Brooklyn will come together on this illustrious evening and bring this bold movement to light. As a forerunner, counselor, pioneer, everyone must be a leader. It is pivotal that the youth have individuals to assist them on their positive journeys through life.
To learn more about L.O.T also to view the event on live stream for those unable to attend, log on to www.leadersoftomorrowbrooklyn.org. A link will be provided on the night of this celebratory evening.