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Steve Harvey Is Spending Father's Day Mentoring Fatherless Young Boys at the Rock Ranch

THE ROCK, GA. – Emmy® Award-winning entertainer, radio personality, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, business mogul, and philanthropist, Steve Harvey returns to Georgia with his 11th annual Boys Mentoring weekend.

This Father's Day weekend, over 200 teenage boys from fatherless households will join Steve Harvey and friends at The Rock Ranch in The Rock, GA, for a life-changing experience. For the first time, the four-day camp has partnered with Bethany Christian Services and will host youth in foster care and adoption programs. The U.S. National Guard and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also have partnered with the 2019 mentoring camp.

The five-day private event kicked off on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, and includes the Single Mothers' Enrichment Summit sponsored by Target and Coca-Cola, and the inaugural Steve Harvey Invitational Golf Tournament hosted by Lexus. Invited guests include GRAMMY Award-winning and platinum R&B recording artist, Ne-Yo; GRAMMY Award-winning artist, Cee Lo Green; best-selling author, award-winning television personality and life coach, Iyanla Vanzant; NBA legend, Dikembe Mutombo and more listed below.

"A young man without a father in his life has a hole in his heart the size of this father," says Steve Harvey. "Through mentorship, these young men have received the tools and guidance to propel them both professionally and emotionally."

Activities at the camp include STEM programs, educational forums, career development, financial literacy, motivational sessions, health and wellness clinics, and more.

In addition to the mentorship camp, "The Single Mothers' Enrichment Summit," led by former ESSENCE Magazine's Editor-at-Large Mikki Taylor, will host single mothers for conversations and educational sessions while providing them with the tools to help support and raise productive young men.

The 2019 invited participants include educator, author and speaker, Dr. Steve Perry; Dr. of internal medicine, Kenneth Redcross; actor and comedian, Cocoa Brown; Atlanta Hawks NBA player, DeAndre' Bembry; best-selling authors Dr. Maxime Madhere, Dr. Pierre Johnson and Dr. Joseph Semien Jr.; Tied to Greatness CEO, Dr. Alex Ellis; New York Times best-selling author 'Zane' Roberts; San Francisco 49ers, Takeo Spikes; Seattle Seahawks, Fred McCrary; Buffalo Bills, Marcus Stroud; Kansas City Royal, Daryl Smith; Long Drive Champion, Maurice Allen; New York Pelicans, Jahlil Okafor; NBC Chicago P.D. actor, LaRoyce Hawkins; radio personality, Rock-T and many more.

The Chick-fil-A® Foundation returns as the 2019 Title Sponsor along with Coca-Cola, Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation, Target, Taliah Waajid, D Herbs, John Casablanca, Bethany Christian Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and more.

The Rock Ranch is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019. Founded in 1989, the Ranch has influenced hundreds of thousands of guests over three decades of stewardship.

For additional information about The Rock Ranch, visit www.TheRockRanch.com, on social media @TheRockRanch, or call (706) 647-6374.


About the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program

Created by Steve Harvey in 2009, The Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men annually selects fatherless teens, ages 13-18, from a large pool of applicants from across the United States. By way of the national camp and regional programs, The Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men has impacted more than 4,000 youths and continues to grow. For more information about the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men, visit www.steveandmarjorieharveyfoundation.org.

About The Rock Ranch

The Rock Ranch is a 1,500-acre working cattle ranch located in Upson County, Ga., an hour from Atlanta, Columbus, and Macon. It’s a place where families, school groups, and businesses can come to enjoy “agritourism” for the day or overnight. The Rock Ranch was created by the late S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, and is dedicated to “Growing Healthy Families.”

Submitted 6.15.19