NMOE is aware of the major improvement efforts taking place within the region and look to further expand and connect others to it. With the changes to our economy, increased disparities within our communities, the need for a service organization like the NMOE is greater than ever before.
PROGRAMS & FUNDRAISERS.
For over 10 years Norristown Men of Excellence has been a pillar in the community. With our programs and fundraisers our mission is to support and promote community-based programs that encourage community engagement, economic development, youth opportunities, cultural awareness, and community health and welfare.
NMOE Scholarship Fundraiser Event
Free Football Clinic
After-School and Out of Time Programs
Norristown Men of Excellence hosts a yearly event with varying themes to raise money for youth scholarships. Proceeds from the annual event go toward a monetary scholarship and technological device for two deserving Norristown Area High School seniors headed into a post-secondary education program.
Norristown Men of Excellence in partnership with the Norristown Youth Eagles and Norristown Area High School Football programs run an annual football clinic for 60-70 youth grades K-12 in Norristown the last Saturday of June each year. NMOE members along with community and high school coaches teach youth the fundamentals of football while breaking for a half-time lunch to discuss the importance of academics, community service and being a leader on and off the field.
Norristown Men of Excellence in partnership with the Norristown Area School District’s 21st Century Initiative run an after-school program for 36 middle school youth grades 5-8. The program consists of a variety of hands on and interactive activities focusing on Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM), physical fitness, homework assistance, arts and crafts, life skills and healthy meals. NMOE staff meet with students four evenings during the week for a total of 3 hours each session at an accessible community location.
Annual Turkey Drive
Norristown Men of Excellence along with local donors and supporters collaborate with the local school district and community at large in identifying disadvantaged families who could benefit from a Holiday meal. NMOE take to the streets every year and deliver 75-100 turkeys on Thanksgiving eve. NMOE also reaches out to local community agencies and organizations in effort to collaborate with their efforts.
NMOE Annual Awards Banquet
Norristown Men of Excellence in partnership with community sponsors host an annual awards banquet acknowledging various individuals, groups and businesses throughout the greater Norristown region. The awards banquet honors recipients in several major areas for their commitment to excellence and service to the Norristown community. These awards include: Educator, Career Achievement, Community Organization, Business, Athletics Achievement, Young Achiever and Community Engagement.
TEDx TALK- NORRISTOWN
Norristown Men of Excellence brings community thought leaders to education us on various topics. TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED's overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe through TEDx events.