Today's Date: May 22, 2024
Avangrid Celebrates Cape Cod Grid Upgrades Supported by New England Wind 1 Project   •   Veteran Ventures Capital Announces $10 Million Investment from Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation   •   LaVoieHealthScience Awarded Best Pharma Product Launch at 2024 PRWeek Healthcare Awards   •   EnerSys Announces Dividend of $0.225 Per Share for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2025   •   Sensata Technologies Holding plc Announces Pricing of $500 Million of Senior Notes by Sensata Technologies, Inc.   •   RYAM President and CEO to Present at Stifel Cross Sector Insight Conference   •   PACS Group Announces Pending Acquisition of Operations at 53 Facilities in Pacific Northwest, Real Estate Joint Venture on Major   •   Northwest African American Museum To Host Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See Exhibition, Releases Juneteenth P   •   Turn Therapeutics invites public investment for expansion of flagship wound formula into eczema, toenail fungus   •   The OneLegacy Donate Life Rose Parade® Float Announces Their 2025 Float Theme, Let Your Life Soar   •   American Held Captive for Six Years in Niger Shares Story with The Voice of the Martyrs Radio   •   Sungrow Releases Its 2023 Sustainability Report Highlighting Commitment to Greener Future   •   University of Phoenix College of Nursing Dean Dr. Raelene Brooks Featured Speaker at Healthcare in the Age of Personalization Su   •   Lehigh University Notice of Consideration of Potential Bond Issuance and Refinancing/Refunding Strategies   •   Capgemini and Schneider Electric collaborate to help companies achieve energy optimization   •   PRA Group's ¡Hola! Employee Resource Group Embraces Hispanic Culture Around the Globe   •   Benchmark Education Company Wins a 2024 SIIA CODiE Award   •   Billings Daycare Sponsors Youth Soccer Team as Part of Its Mission to Promote Movement in Kids   •   California Black Freedom Fund Launches New Initiative to Safeguard Racial Justice Organizations from Baseless Legal Attacks   •   Tampa General Hospital Partners with The Florida Aquarium to Bring Innovative, Immersive Experience to Pediatric Patients
Bookmark and Share

Harlem Academy Hosts Youth Outreach

HARLEM -  Finding Your Gift: Harlem Academy Welcomes Grammy Winner Patti Austin, Investor and Educator William Mayer and "American Idol" Music Director Ray Chew to Address Students and Bezos Scholars on How to Find Your Gift

On Monday, January 24 at 5:00 pm EST, genConnect.com, the site that connects experts to web audiences, will video shoot a special event that brings together those who have achieved greatness in their fields with future achievers from Harlem Academy. The focus of the event will be a conversation titled "Finding Your Gift" - achieving self-awareness of your unique abilities and how to harness them in a world that's as competitive as ever.
The panelists will also discuss the importance of giving back to local communities.

Headlining the event is Grammy Award-winning singer Patti Austin. In addition to being the National Spokesperson for the Foundation for Social Change and a native of Harlem, Austin recently co-founded the "Over My Shoulder Foundation," a non-profit mentoring organization established on the principle that the arts, entertainment and media can positively impact millions of disenfranchised individuals. Ms. Austin recently released her seventeenth album, "Sound Advice," on the Shanachie label.

Joining Ms. Austin is William Mayer, a past Dean of Maryland's Robert H.Smith School of Business, Chairman of the Aspen Institute for eight years, founding partner of the United Football League, and a frequent speaker on mentorship and "Finding Your Gift," a talk he gives frequently to youth groups. Mayer made news this past November when he finished the New York City Marathon, running with his son to raise money for Harlem Academy. Mayer finished 5th in his age group, but more importantly raised in excess of $80,000 for the school.

Rounding out the presentation will be Harlem native and music legend Ray Chew who has just started his first season as Music Director on the hugely popular Fox Television program "American Idol." Ray Chew has been at the helm of award-winning musical events - live and televised - performing with countless legendary artists such as Barry Manilow, Sting, James Taylor, the 4-Tops, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Costello, Smokey Robinson, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Kirk Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin and Quincy Jones. In his new role he will helm all musical content for the program that invented the concept of mentoring up and coming musicians to prepare them for careers in the music industry.

An audience consisting of students from Harlem Academy and a number of select Bezos Scholars, a group of students and teachers selected by the Bezos Family Foundation, will be in attendance. genConnect.com is video shooting the event to make the production available to students and thought leaders across the globe.

About
genConnect.com
genConnect is your place to connect with the best of life's experts across generations. Learn, share and engage with experts through articles, Q&A, groups, genConnect TV and genConnect Products to enrich your career, health, relationships and lifestyle.

Harlem Academy
Harlem Academy is an independent school that offers merit-based, needs-blind admissions. Working in partnership with families, the school prepares each student to enter and thrive at a top secondary school, while setting a course for life-long learning and contribution to our world. Founded in 2004, Harlem Academy serves 102 students in grades one through seven. The school has added a grade for seven consecutive years and will graduate an inaugural grade-eight class in 2012.


STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News