Legendary businessman and former two-time world heavyweight champion George Foreman Sr. will receive the Fifth Ward Enrichment Program’s (FWEP) first Ernest McMillan Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award will be presented at FWEP’s 16th annual “Our Boys Matter: Changing Men, Changing Lives Luncheon” on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane.

The event will highlight the importance and value of mentorship. Jeff Carroll, Dameion Crook, Ray Seals and Dr. Frazier Wilson, who share unique perspectives about mentoring, will gather for a “conversation on the couch” experience. The conversation will be moderated by the FWEP Executive Director Charles Savage.

“These men represent a cross-section of Houston’s diverse leaders and role models and quietly exemplify, through their daily work and social activities, the value and impact of effective mentoring,” Savage said.

“Luncheon attendees will gain insight into one of the most effective tools we have used for more than 33 years to support boys and young men who are seeking upper-mobility and advancement – mentoring. I look forward to the conversation.”

Foreman will be recognized following the dialogue.

“We are excited to offer this distinguished award to Mr. Foreman,” said Troy Porter, board chair. “Mr. Foreman’s persistence and resilience contributed to his long-term success and these are the same attributes and core values that we seek to instill in our boys.”

Foreman will be honored for his dedication to fostering opportunities for disadvantaged

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