Come join us and other educators, students, community leaders and change-makers for a night of inspiration and learning at our Annual Benefit Dinner.
The theme is "An Investment in Education" and our keynote speaker is Aaryn Schmuhl, M.Ed., Vice President of Program Development & Innovation at Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement.
We have wonderful hosts Jewettee McNeal and Tyrik Wynn who will be sure to make sure this is a night you won't forget!
The Black & White Benefit Dinner provides an excellent opportunity for more than 100 supporters and members of our organization to attend a relaxed dinner and mingle with other educators, students, community leaders and representatives while supporting a great cause. Our goal is to bring people from the local community together to give them inspiration about what this non-profit organization is hoping to achieve with our program for Henry County. We want to provoke discussion about the program and raise awareness, all while raising critical funds that help FSC continue to provide the type of support services that moves towards an ever-improving quality of life centered in a healthy and diverse community.
Wear your best black or white or a combination of both and come celebrate with us while benefiting a great cause! Get your tickets today!!!
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Aaryn Schmuhl, M.Ed. is the Vice President of Program Development & Innovation at Georgia Leadership Institute For School Improvement, Inc. (GLISI).
Aaryn began his teaching career at Henry County Middle School in McDonough, GA. He was a member of the inaugural staff at Luella Middle School in 2000 and taught 7th grade while coaching wrestling. He helped open Luella Elementary School as its assistant principal before returning to Luella Middle School as principal from the 2005-2006 school year until 2011, when he accepted his new role as assistant superintendent of learning & leadership services. As Luella Middle School principal, he worked with the dedicated teachers and staff to move the school off the Needs Improvement List in 2008-2009. An advocate for student centered learning for nearly a decade, he has worked to help lead the movement toward personalized learning in Henry County Schools since November 2011 as Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Leadership Services. Mr. Schmuhl holds a BS in History and Secondary Education from Vanderbilt University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Harvard University.
In his inaugural role at GLISI, he is responsible for crafting and implementing powerful adult-learning experiences that transform mindsets and leader practice throughout Georgia schools.
Jewettee McNeal is the current Director of Sales & Marketing at Holiday Inn & Suites Stockbridge, Ga. She has been in the Hospitality Business for over 20 years and has built her reputation on leading each market she has worked in.
A native of Lancaster, South Carolina, Jewettee relocated to Georgia in 1999 and joined the Henry County community in 2014 just before taking the position at the Holiday Inn & Suites where she leads the team by designing action steps focused on maximizing revenues, establishing corporate accounts, strategizing and implementing correct marketing tactics, putting steps in place for maximum optimization of all digital platforms, and leads the team in revenue management.
Jewettee has been recognized for her Team's success with becoming an award-winning establishment in Henry County. Under her leadership, the hotel's restaurant, Burger Theory, has won Taste of Henry's People's Choice Award for three consecutive years in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Henry County Convention and Visitors Bureau and is active in the Henry County Chamber. She enjoys quiet time with God, spending time with her family, traveling and sharing laughter with everyone she meets.
Tyrik Wynn is a teen author, young entrepreneur, and award winning journalist, who has been fascinated with the local and national news for years.
Tyrik graduated in 2018 from a private Christian school in Stockbridge, Georgia, and he now attends Georgia State University’s, Atlanta campus where he is one of the news reporters for Georgia State’s GSTV under their news broadcast, Panther Report News. Along with his parents, Tyrik started, Wynn Productions LLC, a production company which produces his talk show "Tyrik on the Move" and other endeavors. He has also, partnered with a local television station in Henry County, SCB TV Channel 182, where he is a field reporter and has appeared in television commercials filmed by the station.
He recently received the Trailblazer Award from Let's Talk Radio with Shana Thornton at the “A Celebration of Hope” awards ceremony. He also won awards for Best Hard News Reporter, Reporter On The Rise, and Best Interview from the news station at Georgia State University. Tyrik is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Georgia State Chapter and holds the position of Parliamentarian.
He has spoken to youth groups and participated in Career Day at schools, where he teaches young kids that they are never to young to follow their dreams.
All event proceeds benefit the FSC's work with youth through our mentoring programs, organizing afterschool and summer camp for the youth, providing in-depth abstinence and human trafficking prevention training sessions for the teens, providing In-home care services for the disabled and elderly, feeding families through our food pantry, and supporting children internationally. —so that our community will thrive for generations to come.
Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly.