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Share the Knowledge to Empower Young Men

February 11, 2014

Leo Stoney

A-B Tech Community College, along with WRES 100.7 FM and the Matters of the Heart radio show, is presenting the first Share the Knowledge campaign event to empower young men for college and careers. 

Free to young men age 14 and up and their guests, the program will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, February 22, in Ferguson Auditorium on A-B Tech’s Asheville campus. The program will feature special guest speaker Leo Stoney and panelists who have attained a college degree and are working in their chosen career fields. Lunch will be provided and there will be a raffle for prizes. 

Stoney is a motivational speaker from Orlando, Fla., who earned his college degree after 12 years of putting it off. “I got to the point that I had to get this done,” he said. “Education is important. It’s a means of power. It’s a means of respect. It’s a means of character and integrity…especially within the African-American culture. It speaks volumes. I would encourage anybody to go back. It’s never too late.”

Share the Knowledge was created to encourage young men to go to college and prepare for careers by providing the information and resources available to them. "This is an important campaign because we need every one of our young people to know that getting a degree opens doors for them that would not be open otherwise.  This is a stand that A-B Tech and the community is taking to keep our young people striving for perfection in their lives,” said James Lee, Workforce Outreach Coordinator at A-B Tech. 

 “What we are hoping to accomplish is that the young men and their guests will be able to leave the event feeling more empowered and strengthened. They will be able to see that no matter what’s going on in their lives, they can still complete high school and go on to higher education,” said Tausha M. Kelly, the founder and host of Matters of the Heart.

For more information, or to register or sponsor, contact Kelly at 828-216-4102 or email mattersoftheheartradio@gmail.com.

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