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Our Donors & Volunteers Shine Bright!

We have an awesome group of amazing supporters, and we are dedicating our newsletter issue to honoring one of our most dedicated donors while also shining a spotlight on just one of our many awesome past volunteers. 

Here's to you Marsha M. Thornton!

Donor Spotlight:  

Marsha M.Thornton, of Cleveland, Ohio, has invested in the lives of youth annually as a TRG donor since the summer of 2008. Her very first donation was made in support of her daughter, Sherrae M. Hayes', first trip to South Africa as a volunteer (Sherrae currently serves as TRG's Marketing and Promotions Director.) In addition to her annual donations, Marsha also supports TRG by participating in various initiatives, such as Tea-R-G Time (pictured here enjoying tea - 2nd Annual Tea-R-G Time details below). In the near future, Marsha even hopes to add the role of "volunteer" to her current bond with TRG by traveling to South Africa. In the spirit of UBUNTU, a Zulu - South African principle - Marsha, "We are, because you are."  We salute you!  

Jason Parham is so AWESOME!

Volunteer Spotlight:

Jason Parham is truly making moves! Jason traveled to South Africa with TRG in the summer of 2009.  His leadership conference workshop focused on vision boarding and created a space for the youth to map out their career/life goals via magazine images, and it left a powerful impact on each student's future. Jason's own professional vision led to many accomplimishments soon after. He is currently the founding editor of Spook, a literary arts journal hailed by the Los Angeles Review of Books as "an invaluable contribution to the cultural conversation." Named one of Ebony Magazine's "7 Young Black Writers You Should Know," Jason currently works as an assistant editor at Complex Magazine.  Yes, Jason is now certainly a writer to know, and we are proud to say that TRG knew him first!  

2nd Annual TEA-R-G Time! 6.22.13


Commemorate the week of South Africa's National Youth Day with our students by…

1. Brewing a cup of tea! (Or pouring iced tea...either way works!)
2. Sitting down to relax for a traditional moment of reflection on 6.22.13 at 2pm.
3. Stir, sip, and enjoy!

Post a photo of you enjoying your tea to our Facebook page  or on Twitter @RenaissanceINTL and share Tea-R-G Time with your friends!