Brother's Keeper Lunch Provides College Scholarship Funds
There was a big turnout for the third annual My Brother's Keeper Brunch on Saturday at Saint James AME Church.
The event is about giving back to the community in a big way.
Leaders awarded 10 scholarships to minority students going on to college. The scholarships add up to about $8,000 for extra expenses from books to supplies.
Ted Johnson an Omega Psi Phi fraternity brother since his days at Edinboro University talked about the scholarship his family provides. "My brother's and I were fortunate enough to be raised by two parents and the community back then and this is just our way of giving back to that community and honoring our parents in the name of the Johnson family scholarship."
Proceeds from the brunch support the church Cub Scout Troop #33. It's the only African American urban troop in the city of Erie. The event also recognized the Erie Rise 8th Grade boys travel basketball team that went 3-1 in a national tournament in Myrtle Beach in July.