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The Riviera Beach Boys' Choir, Inc.

The Riviera Beach Boys' Choir, Inc. © 2016

OUR MISSION

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The organization has as its purpose to assist young African American boys excel in society and the world; develop self esteem; and, bond and establish great relationships with their peers by revealing and nurturing their creativity through artistic expression and song.

The Boys’ Choir is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c) (3). As such, donors can deduct contributions they make to the Boys’ Choir under IRC Section 170.

Additionally, the Boys’ Choir is a registered nonprofit entity with the State of Florida. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (1-800-435-7352) within Florida. The Division’s web site is www.800helpfla.com.

President's Message

We thankk you for visiting our web site and learning more about The Riviera Beach Boys' Choir.

If you read the local newspaper or watch local TV news, you know some of our young men in Riviera Beach are in trouble. High rates of crime and unemployment, poor educational outcomes, early fatherhood, and broken homes are common afflictions.

We ask for your help in fighting back; and, fighting for these young men. Through song, mentorship, and tutoring programs, the mission of The Riviera Beach Boys’ Choir is to nurture boys who will become good sons, good students, and good friends and thereby create good husbands, good fathers, and good leaders. In other words, we are seeking to create good men.

Research that we have done has spelled out the value of all-male choirs and their effectiveness in helping boys develop and mature. That has certainly been the case with Tallahassee's Boys’ Choir and with similar boys’ choirs across the United States. We have already signed up about twenty boys and their parents. Additionally, our tutorial program will include Science, Technology, English, and Mathematics; chess; public speaking; and, film making.

A group of former Riviera Beach City Councilmembers, including Billie E. Brooks (wife of our president/founder) and an A-list board of directors from across Palm Beach County, have been working on this project for the last several months. We have recruited partners, including the Max Fisher Boys & Girls Club; Hurst Chapel AME Church; and, the West Palm Beach Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. through participation in the sorority’s “The Music, The Message” program.

With your financial assistance and volunteer support, our vision for The Riviera Beach Boys’ Choir will become a reality. This is a critical effort for all of us. No community is an island. We are part of one another. Imagine the effect of our success, and the wonderful stories about our young men, that will then be told in the newspaper and on TV!

Rev. Henry H. Saulter

Founder/President