Thanks for everyones support in the 2016 Black Tuxedo Event. We look forward to next years event.
On December 17, 2016 we will have the 500 Black Tuxedo Event. The purpose of the event is to show our young Brothers that they can dress up their lives before they mess up their lives. I strongly believe that we can make the 500 number but we need older men to register or donations for men that can’t pay the $75 for a youth.
The men pay a $75 tuxedos rental fee to sponsor a boy to participate. To sign up they must go to Torrence’s house of Threads on 47th & Fond Du Lac Avenue. We have a phenomenal day planned for our young brothers and we strongly believe that it will be very rewarding for our mentors as well. By giving these young brothers a chance to put on a tux and parade in the streets of Milwaukee we open up their whole perspective of life. As I talk to young Brothers in the hood, many did not think that they are worthy of wearing a tuxedo and going downtown for a Black Tie Dinner. I say let’s show them different. Other than the tuxedo rentals all other expenses are covered.
For more information call (414) 779-2476. To donate please click here.
We have a number of young Brothers who would like to be mentors but just don’t have the funds right now. Anyone that would like to help can go to our donation page and make a $75 Paypal donation to cover the cost of a tuxedo rental for young boy to walk. The men can cover themselves but many can’t fund the total cost for both tuxedos. You may also stop by Torrence’s House of Threads on 47th & Fond Du Lac Ave and make your donation.
All men that have signed up to mentor a young man now is the time to go and get fitted for your tuxedo. Please go to:
Torrence’s House of Threads
4722 West Fond Du Lac Avenue
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday thru Saturday from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Men please remember that the first thing you will do is pay for a young man’s tuxedo. The cost is $75.
Men if you do not have your own tuxedo you will need to rent one for yourself. All tuxedos must be all black with a white shirt and a solid black bow tie. Please do not try and wear a black suit instead. We are all wearing the same uniform to be official.
Parents please do not take your sons to Torrence’s at this time. You will be advised when to go. It will happen within the next two weeks. Must be between the ages of 12-20 years old.
You are not official until you have paid the rental fee for a young man to walk. Once we announce the cut off date for tuxedo rentals there will be no exceptions. We do not want to be scrambling at the last minute trying to pull things together.
Men also please note that if you are not going to spend the entire time with the young man you are assigned please do not sign up. We only want men that will commit the total time to the young brothers. The real purpose of the event is to let these young brothers, which many of them are fatherless, to let them know that there is an upstanding brother in the community they can connect with. Don’t you dessert them too. This program is all about the young Brothers.
12:00 PM- gather at Northcott Neighborhood House ( We push being on time with the young brothers and we are asking all men to be at Northcott no later than Noon
2:00 PM- we will load the busses and travel to the Milwaukee County Courthouse where we will take the official photo on the courthouse steps
3:00 PM- We will take the photo
3:30 PM- we will begin the march to the Hilton City Center Hotel (Downtown, 5th & Wisconsin Avenue)
4:00 PM- Dinner in THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM
5:45 PM we will load buses and head back to Northcott Neighborhood House, 2460 North 6th Street
6:00 PM-Parents please be at Northcott to pick up your children.
This the 3rd Annual event and we are planning a full and successful day. Wisdom, music, food and fun shared in class with each other.
I hope the men that have registered will go immediately to Torrence’s and take care of business. A young Brother is depending on you. Thank you and we are planning and looking forward to a very successful day. Lots of fun and surprises.