I certainly see how Black men can get caught up in the cycle. Of course there are several Black men who are doing what they need to do, who are in the right positions, and who are really pushing us forward. But then again I do recognize that there are a lot of African-American males who maybe aren’t doing as much. Maybe they feel as they though they can’t.
Create a network and connect with individuals in the field. Your grades are important, but making your presence felt is the most crucial factor. And add as much experience as possible to whatever education you access.
We at My Brother's Keeper Scholarship Endowment Fund are excited to announce that we've been chosen as one of the five scholarship-related beneficiaries of the 4th Annual Green Tie Gala, presented by the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association.
At the risk of referencing an overused phrase, this first full year of running the My Brother’s Keeper Scholarship Endowment Fund certainly pays homage to the “If you build it, they will come” philosophy.
As much as I like to view myself as self-made and that I was single-handedly responsible for my achievements up to this point, the fact of the matter is that my success is deeply and unbreakably bound to the opportunities I have been provided.
Is it challenging? Yes. But it's not impossible. Just like anything else in life, if you really want to accomplish a task, you have to work for it. And I have the willpower to start something and not quit.