By: Paige Hubbard
The 6th annual boss life ball kicked off this weekend at the Post Oak Hotel, the city showed up and showed out. Many of Houston’s elite business men and women along with socialites and influencers united to support and honor small business and entrepreneurs.
The Boss Life Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 2015. Its mission is to equip and empower low-income comminutes through groundbreaking research and programs. BLF is also dedicated to educational programs and mentoring the youth.
Mayor Sylvester Turner was in attendance and here’s what he had to say about the foundation giving back to the community.
(Slim Thug and Boss Life team, Mayor Turner, and Lil Duval)
“You know hurricane Harvey families were impacted, the BLF provided a home to a family that was adversely impacted by hurricane Harvey, said Turner.
“Young men and young women coming out of underserved communities, he provides them with workforce development skills for construction and yet he has a construction company. He’s taking many of our youth and giving them job opportunities so that one day they could become contractors or construction owners themselves, “Turner ended.
Slim was born and raised on the north side of Houston and has made a name for himself in the music industry by breaking barriers and constantly reinventing himself. Throughout his career, he has always paid homage to where he has come from and says his upbringing allowed him to be the man he is today.
“I know where I come from so it’s not a day where I walk around ungrateful, I thank God every day for where I’m at and that’s a part of the reason why it’s my duty to reach back because I remember being in the hood and feeling like I had no opportunities, or didn’t even have anything to inspire me so it’s important for me to go back to the community and inspire the youth to let them know I’m from right around here too, everything I’m doing you can do, this is no magic trick it’s just hard work,” said Slim, founder of the BLF.
Lil Duval, MTV and BET comedian performed his Billboard 100 song “living my best life. Sponsorship was provided by Justin Martin attorney, and Founder of the Godsey Martin Law Firm as well as others. Proceeds from the ball will benefit high school kids on their way to college, the goal was to reach 60,000. Many of Houston’s business owners were honored for their hard work and contributions they made in the city.
The event was hosted by TV personality Julissa Bermudez. Proceeds from the ball will benefit high school kids on their way to college, the goal was to reach 60,000.