The Mentoring Alliance will have its 2017 luncheon, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Green Acres Baptist Church’s CrossWalk Conference Center, 1607 Troup Highway.

The Champion’s of Youth Luncheon is presented by Azalea Orthopedics, and individual tickets cost $25 each.

The event will benefit The Mentoring Alliance’s three programs: the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas, Gospel Village and Rose City Summer Camps.

The Mentoring Alliance mobilizes godly people to impact children and families through after-school programs, summer camps and one-on-one relationships, according to the organization’s website.

Attendees at the luncheon will hear about the work the organization is doing in the community and how to get involved with its ministries.

Tickets can be purchased at .