Gainesville Businessman Helps Class of 2020 Virtually Commemorate Graduation
Hebert is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a current Floridian, residing with his family in the Gainesville, FL region, where he is a two-time recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award, most recently last year from The Gainesville Sun. He has served as a member of leadership in the telecommunications industry for the last 20 years, most recently as a Corporate Manager.
Hebert has served on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County and as a mentor in the Education Foundation's Take Stock in Kids program, among many other civic and volunteer activities. He is also the founding president of the 100 Black Men of Greater Florida GNV, Inc., focused on programs addressing education, health and wellness, mentoring, and financial empowerment for youth across the region.
Hebert's speech will deliver an aspirational message for graduates as they face the challenges of entering higher education and the workforce in the COVID-19 era, particularly young African American men. As He wrote in his prepared remarks, "We are in this together, class of 2020. And because we're in this together, it's falling to your generation to not just recover from this crisis, but to build a better, more fair society."
Hebert holds a B.S. in Business Management and wrote the highly praised self-help book, Dream It. Plan It. Do It: A Personal GPS for Everyday People in Pursuit of Extraordinary Dreams.
The virtual viewing will be held in partnership with two Central Florida student-centered organizations:
To learn more about Hebert, visit http://jamarhebert.com/
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