Foundation Offers FREE Workshop To Motivate Black Male Students After Tumultuous 2020
By: Ezekiel Taylor Foundation
"2020 has been a challenging year for so many young people," says Tenisha Taylor, Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation CEO. "From being forced into e-learning, rising racial tensions, social distancing from friends, to losing jobs and even loved ones, living through this pandemic has been stressful. Our goal is to provide an outlet for these young men to dive into provocative conversations about the perils of life and to receive encouragement, in a safe, non-judgmental environment with professional black men who look like them."
The workshop features accomplished African-American males who work in health, law, athletics, entrepreneurship, marketing and financial management. Dr. Derek Robinson, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois; Eric D. Tidwell, Esq., General Counsel for the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr.; DyShaun Muhammad, Global Head of Marketing for Uber Eats; Walter Harris, Retired NFL Player (Chicago Bears); and Derrius Quarles, the Million Dollar Scholar, are all tasked with sharing real life failures, successes and advice. "Having someone you can relate to, guide you and mentor you is extremely important," says Julius Alexander III, Head of Emerging Payments for Discover. "It's imperative for us who've climbed the ladder of success to impart knowledge into those who are coming behind us, so they don't make the same mistakes," he says. Alexander, a graduate of DeLaSalle High School and Northern Illinois University, is also a guest speaker. As part of its dedication to diversity, and supporting organizations that assist underserved communities, Discover is sponsoring Saturday's event.
"We are thrilled to have the support of Discover on this initiative,"
Saturday's workshop is open to high school and college African-American males. To register visit www.EZTaylor.org
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