This will be a drive thru “grab and go” fall event that will welcome walk-ups as well from 1pm to 3pm located at the Renaissance Shops Center on 2525 Phillips Avenue (in the same parking lot as the Mc Girt-Horton Library Branch Library near Claremont Courts Housing). This is a FREE community event while supplies and food last.  I will be giving away 400 dinners sponsored by Bojangles, free books from Back Pack Beginnings from ages 2 through 17, free buss passes, 300 filled candy bags, free brand new jeans, free draw string school bags (since kids will be heading back to school), free COVID-19 testing by Moses Cone Health (while supplies last) and live music entertainment.

This event offers a safe alternative in light of the current pandemic that allows children in the community to embrace the spirit of fall fun without the tethers of additional exposure to COVID-19.

This year HUFOY plans to expand our Back to School Rally to impact even more children. The Back to School Rally has been one of our most successful events to date. This year it will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse. Your donations allow us to expose youth to opportunities, individuals, and concepts they may not otherwise experience. This event is a collaboration with community leaders, sponsors, vendors, and partners like you in the Greater Greensboro Area. It is a FREE celebration; a rallying cry and a momentum building experience to prepare the youth for the start of a new school year. This year the event will be moderated by Street Ball Legend Announcer Joe Pope. It will feature music, games, a basketball skills clinic offered by our partners TGK Athletics, a step show, and other surprises. Youth in attendance will have the opportunity to win various prizes, and the day will culminate in our celebrity Battle of The Barbers Basketball Game.
We need your support to make this important event as successful as possible. Your financial contributions and donations of school supplies and other goods will create opportunities in the lives of the youth we serve, sowing seeds of confidence, motivation and ambition in their lives. We are grateful for our event sponsors who have made an early commitment: Sprint, Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Staples, Walmart, Flow Buick/GMC/Land Rover, Heads Up Barber and Beauty, Greensboro Swarm, Greensboro Police Department, Starbury Corporation and Coalition DJs.
To submit donations for the event, please complete the enclosed form, or submit them securely online at
For questions or donation inquiries, contact Dr.Dwayne Shaw or Rick Morton, Program Director of HUFOY at 336-340-2171 or

To register youth for the event go to

See you at the Rally!

Sponsors & Affiliates 

 Many non-profit organizations in the Triad do meaningful and excellence work through their services and mission-driven causes.  The founders of Heads Up For Our Youth, Rick Morton and Dwayne Shaw are doing just that! These men know that barbering is more than just a business, it benefits the community through personal services. Morton and Shaw in conjunction with their dedicated volunteers, sponsors, and board members have serviced the community through; Barbering & Grooming, Mentoring,  Athletics, Financial Literacy, and Career Development Seminars in hopes of developing strong productive leaders for the triad Please show your love and support for the sponsors, volunteers, and Board Members of Headsup For Our Youth!





We at Headsup 4 Our Youth want to do just that, give our Youth a Headup’s on Financial Literacy. Plus provide them with Free tools and resources that help move them towards the goal of Financial Success in their life. Not just on a Regional level but also on a Global Scale. As a Non-Profit Organization, one of our core focus is providing knowledge and information that empowers those living in underserved communities. We as a Board felt it was of most urgency to implement a Financial Literacy Program that provides our youth with an understanding of “How Money Works”.

We provide them with tools to help them understand the many moving parts of the World’s Largest Economy. We do this in a fun educational manner that youth between ages 8-16 can understand. According to CNBC, the first large-scale international study on financial literacy among 15-year-olds, appears, to be grim at best. Among the 18 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s assessment, the U.S. ranked at best eighth and at worst 12th, based on the range of scores from its 1,133 students tested. Globally, more than 29,000 students took the test.

Moreover, there is an ever-increasing and widening Wealth Gap in the United States. This information also needs to be addressed by working directly within these underserved communities and providing not only the Youth with a grander understanding. But their parents need to also understand how they can use tools such Life Insurance with Cash Value, 401K and IRA’s and 529 College Plans to help build Wealth and secure a brighter future for themselves and the children who they love. We have placed a Board Member and proven Leader at the helm of this mission, Mr. Kenneth J Harper, of Harpco Benefits’ Alliance. Harper has 12 years of service working in the Financial Services Industry. His experience working in underserved communities around the country drives his passion to preach the message of Financial Literacy. He is licensed in 8 states and plays a very important role in the further development of the program.

Heads Up For Our Youth partners with TGK Athletics to offer free athletic skills and drills clinics for young athletes. These clinics teach basic sports fundamentals as well as in depth training to enhance player skillset, knowledge and conditioning.
These events feature professional trainers along with community volunteers.

For more information our trainers visit

My Big Brother Barber Mentoring
Heads Up For Our Youth partner with the barbers of Heads Up Barber and Beauty to mentor young students in the Guilford County School System.
Event Features:
Shampoo and Haircut Service
Guest Speaker
(business owner, police officers, celebrities)
Barbershop Talk