Join us for the third annual DoGood-er Awards event highlighting up to 8 award winners, guest speakers, our beneficiaries, buffet dinner and celebration after-party with a live band. Cocktail attire. Tickets go on sale September 1st. Buy Tickets Now!
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Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Location: The Arc at Market Street, 555 South Market Street, Frederick (next to the Frederick Keys stadium)
DoGood-ers in the Frederick community will be honored at an awards reception to be held at the Arc at Market Street, on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Aje Hill, Executive Director of I Believe in Me, Inc. and 2018 2nd Chance DoGood-er receipient, will be our keynote speaker.
Aje Hill is the Founder and Executive Director of I Believe In Me Inc; a Frederick based non-profit focusing on the development and empowerment of urban youth between the ages of 6 and 16. The program offers youth an opportunity to obtain academic assistance, anger management, peer building skills, nutritional and hygiene guidance, as well as participation in outreach programs offering them opportunities outside of their current socio-economic statuses.
In 2009 Aje was arrested and faced a twenty year prison sentence with all but eight years suspended over a major drug distribution charge. While incarcerated, Aje realized he no longer had control over his life and admitted to himself that life
had become unmanageable. Through the pain, the hurt he caused his family, and the loneliness he faced behind bars, Aje decided to change his life.
He passionately works to deter the youth of today from the same situations and consequences he once faced. Using his personal experiences, Aje is able to expose these youth to the dangers associated with certain actions and the path those choices can take. It is his mission to inspire and challenge these young minds through physical and mental activities that foster self -respect and respect for the world around them.
Through his perseverance, Aje was the recipient of the 2018 Wertheimer Fellow for Excellence Award, 2018 2nd Chance DoGood-er Award, 2018 Outstanding Community Service Award presented by the Frederick Club of NANBPWC, Inc, and the 2017 William Donald Schaefer Helping Others Award.
Aje, is a lifelong resident of Frederick County and we are honored to have him as our keynote speaker for our fourth annual DoGood-er Awards event.