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Annual Celebration Banquet

Each spring Mentor Tech has its annual Mentor Tech Celebration Banquet. Hundreds of parents, alumni, and community members attend the event to celebrate program participants, recognize graduating seniors and generate funds for the Mentor Tech Scholarship Fund.

The 13th annual Mentor Tech Celebration Banquet will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.This year's special guest will be actress and pop culture icon Nia Long. Ms. Long is best known for her breakout roles in films such as Boyz N The Hood, Friday, Love Jones, Soul Food, Are We There Yet? and Are We Done Yet? In addition to Big Momma's House 1 & 2, The Best Man, The Best Man Holiday and The Single Mom's Club. She had a long recurring role as "Lisa", (Will Smith's girlfriend), on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. In 2013 Ms. Long appeared in the Showtime hit comedy,House of Lies. Other television credits include Guiding Light, Third Watch, Boston Legal, Judging Amy and Big Shots. She will appear in a new ABC comedy, Uncle Buck, this fall opposite Mike Epps. Click here for Nia Long's bio.

Purchase Tickets Today

The attire for the event is business to formal. Individual tickets for the event are $80 and $100 (VIP). Tables are $800 and $1,000 (VIP). VIP purchases include premium seating and admittance into a private reception with Ms. Long. Click here to review sponsorships.

Seating is limited, so call (806) 742-8692 to secure tickets or tables, by Friday, April 10th. You may also email

Past banquet speakers include Dr. Lauro Cavazos, Chris Gardner, Chef Jeff Henderson, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Dr. Cornel West, Hill Harper, Taraji P. Henson and comedic legend, Bill Cosby. For details and photos from the 2014 Mentor Tech Celebration Banquet, visit our Thank You page. Photos from previous years can be viewed on the Mentor Tech Facebook page.