Throughout 2013, listeners will hear from presidents of organizations who are global change agents. We will also hear from CEOs of social enterprise businesses who are changing communities and college educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others.
On Saturday, August 10, 2013 tune in to hear us kick off the The 3rd Annual Steps of Success 5k Run/Walk with Demetrius Short. Now in its third year, Steps of Success was inspired by the Demetrius' struggles as a college student who overcame hardships to chase his professional dreams. Without either a scholarship or personal transportation, every day Demetrius Short made a grueling 3-mile walk from his college campus through rough neighborhoods to get to his internship jobs. Dressed in a business suit and carrying his briefcase, he knew that every step he took was a step toward success.
Today, Demetrius is a successful member of Nashville business community and is the Chair of Fisk University's Young Alumni Association. He runs the race each year in his business suit. He founded this unique 5K to create scholarship opportunities for college students and support after school programs for inner city youth in Nashville. Listen as he shares about the power of mentoring and how mentoring can open doors for future opportunities for our youth while strengthening communities and families. Learn how you can volunteer, support his efforts, or register for the run-walk.
Demetrius' determination to succeed is a testament to his faith and shows us that the road to success starts by putting one foot in front of the other. This show promises to empower, inspire, and motivate you to move into action.
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More About Steps to Success Mentoring Programs
Youth Encouragement Services (Y.E.S) strives to enrich the lives of children in inner city Nashville by encouraging them to reach their full potential. Through daily programs such as tutoring, summer camp, a basketball league, job skills training, and other recreational and cultural activities, low-income children are given a positive alternative to the streets and opportunities for a bright future.
The Fisk 50/50 Protege Mentoring Program was developed by the Fisk Young Alumni Association to aid and foster positive results in the personal, educational and professional development of students. Fisk students enroll and participate in workshops and seminars facilitated by Fisk Alumni and industry professionals. Each student is matched with a mentor with the overall purpose to aid in the student's successful graduation. In return, the 50/50 protege's provide free volunteer service hours to inner city youth of Nashville participating in programs like Y.E.S. They fulfill the motto: "Moving Forward by Giving Back" in their capacity as mentors and tutors in hopes to inspire and encourage youth to pursue higher education.
Photo credits: Steps to Success and Y.E.S