Programs

Mother and Son Luncheon

Mother and Son Luncheon Information

The Mother and Son Luncheon, held annually during the spring, is a forum for acknowledging and commending the achievements of African American young men. Honorees are residents of Anne Arundel County, ages 13 to 18. Launched in the late 1990’s as the chapter’s Special Project for African American Males, this program has recognized over 150 middle and high school male students for their outstanding community service, academic excellence, and well-rounded personhood.

The chapter invites parents, mother’s in particular, teachers, counselors, pastors, and others to submit a letter entitled, "Let Me Tell You about My Son" or "Let Me Tell You about An Outstanding Young Man" as the means for bringing prospective honorees to the attention of NACAC members. The main feature of the luncheon is the presentation of each honoree to the community by way of inviting mothers (or significant other adult) to read the letters they wrote about their young man. Every year, luncheon attendees shed tears freely at hearing the reading of such heartfelt expressions of pride and joy.