Pictured (LtoR) Chanda Brigance and O.J. Brigance, Brigance Brigade Founders; Eric Jamison II, REGAL Woman ROYAL Men Internship Program co-founder; and Kristen Allen, Dunbar Armored senior risk manager
Pictured (LtoR) Rev. Jimmy C. Baldwin, Sr., Shiloh Christian Community Church pastor; Devorah Risper, and Ernest Risper, youth advocates/event honorees
Alan-Michael Carter, REGAL Woman and ROYAL Men Internship Program co-founder
Pictured (LtoR) Ray Young, MTA worker; Coretha Young, retired GE technician; and Brandy Forman, Creative Care Baltimore owner
Pictured (LtoR) Tinika Burris and Tekesha Jamison, event volunteers
Pictured (LtoR) Rudene Carter and Rev. Karen Curtis, event volunteers
Guests at the gala mingled in the Eubie Blake Center gallery before heading upstairs for a seated dinner.
Guests gave a standing ovation to all 22 student mentees as they entered the room.
Keynote speaker O.J. Brigance addresses the gathering.
Kudos for Crowning Achievements (June 25, 2016) The Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center was the site of the REGAL Women and ROYAL Men Internship Program’s First Annual Majestic Awards Gala. Guests at the black tie event listened to keynote speaker former Baltimore Ravens player O.J. Brigance and celebrated the inaugural class of 22 student participants. REGAL Women and ROYAL Men works with youth – from 11 to 17 years old – in the Yale Heights and Irvington communities to help them improve their social skills and talents, and become successful in pursuing careers and helping others.