Cooking up a Feast Fit for Kings


Devereux Georgia
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The young men of Project P.L.U.S. cooked up a meal fit for kings as a way to say thank up to their mentors. The menu included red beans and rice, steamed cabbage, southern fried chicken, dinner rolls and a homemade red velvet cake! Project P.L.U.S. is a group home for young adult men who have transitioned out of residential care. P.L.U.S. stands for Positive Living with Support.

The mentors are from a nonprofit group called Opportunity Knocks for Youth located in Marietta. Mr. Dale Champion is the executive director and has been working with the youth of Project P.L.U.S. for over three years. “I consider it to be an honor to work with such a fine group of young men,” commented Mr. Champion in his remarks after the dinner. Seven of his male colleagues joined him for the food and fellowship that evening. Mr. Champion founded the organization in 2003 after retiring from an impressive career as an industrial engineer.

The goal of the partnership is to deliver programs that will help youth prepare for their adult lives. Key areas addressed by the mentors include leadership, team building, finance, diversity and conflict resolution. But more than the skills delivered, the youth of Project P.L.U.S. have positive adult male role models committed to making a difference in their lives.


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