Honorees & Awardees

Springtime is a time of rejuvenation, rebirth and celebration.  In that spirit, Sesame Flyers International, Inc., is pleased to invite you to a very special event in New York City’s vibrant Caribbean community:  The Eighth Annual Sesame Flyers International Scholarship and Awards Gala on May 11, 2017.

Come help us honor a select group of exceptional individuals who generously and tirelessly have striven to make our neighborhoods and our people better, stronger, safer and more empowered.  These bright lights walking among us know the value of giving back and the importance of preserving history and culture as we move forward.

For more than 30 years, Sesame Flyers has proudly served the residents of East Flatbush, Canarsie and Brownsville.  At our community centers, we provide families with a wide array of important services and opportunities, including: tutoring, after-school activities, a young entrepreneurs program for high school students, job readiness training and counseling.  We also provide safe havens where rich traditions of African-Caribbean dance and music thrive.

We are focused.  We are committed.  We are inspired.  Yet the need is great.

Sesame Flyers currently serves more than 5,000 families.  That’s why we’re asking you to partner with us.  We’re asking for your support.  Events like the Eighth Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala are essential as we continue with our mission.

So, join us at the Eighth Annual Sesame Flyers International Scholarship and Awards Gala on Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, at the Giando on the Water, located at 400 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 as we honor and celebrate Lowell Hawthorne, President and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill; Lucina Clarke and Wayne Clarke, founder of MyTimeInc; Jahmila K. Joseph, Deputy Associate Director of DC 37; Carlisle Paul, Council Representative of Carpenters Union; Earl Phillips, Secretary Treasurer of TWU Local 100; James Durrah, Board Chair of Municiapl Credit Union.

Our Scholarship and Awards Gala will begin with a networking cocktail reception featuring our esteemed honorees, our deal friends, our enthusiastic supporters and scholarship recipients.

We anticipate your support and dedication to Sesame Flyers International.