Single Mothers and Their Sons Offered Workshop to Build Strong Families

"GREENSBORO, NC  (April 5, 2016) – Single women and the young men they are raising are encouraged to attend a half-day workshop to inspire them to create a strong healthy family.

The free event is Saturday, April 23 from 8:30 am – noon at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1301 Alamance Church Road. It features motivational and informative discussions from two renowned local inspirational advocates passionate about building strong families. The event is limited to 160 participants: mothers of all ages, and sons ages 7-17. Registration is required.

The morning begins with a catered breakfast and brief opening remarks from clergy at Mount Zion Baptist Church, and members of Greensboro’s Biased Based Policing Committee.

The mothers/female guardians and sons then attend break-out sessions. George “G-Man” Galbreath will share the lessons learned from his tumultuous youth with the young men. Galbreath is a captivating speaker who can instantly establish rapport with young men. His raw, hard-hitting discussions have changed the lives of many youth.

Rev. Marva J. Edwards will lead the mothers though a journey of pain, strength and redemption as she shares her story of surviving domestic violence. She uses her struggles as a way to illustrate to listeners that they each have the power to steer their lives in a positive direction.

“We are fortunate to have two such impactful speakers at this workshop,” said Deputy Chief James Hinson. “We are hopeful that their messages will inspire those in attendance to take the next step towards bettering themselves, strengthening the mother-son bond, and getting help if they need it.”

To facilitate follow-up assistance, nine community partners will be on site to offer their services.

 Three pair of Nike Air Jordan sneakers and other prizes will be raffled during the workshops.

To register for the event, complete the form at Or, contact GPD’s Office of Community Engagement at 336-373-2636 or

The workshop supports Chief Scott’s strategy of expanding community outreach efforts to better connect with all of Greensboro’s residents."

- A Press Release

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