Franklin Institute holds “What It Takes” symposium for male youths
ABOVE PHOTO: The Franklin Institute had a healthy turnout of youths participating in the "What It Takes" symposium last week.
The fifth "What It Takes" symposium of personal improvement was hosted by the Franklin Institute on February 28. Over 250 boys from schools in Philly was there to listen to the teachers, mentors and celebrities to help guide them.
"What It Takes" is a collective of diverse parents, clergy, concerned corporate citizens, celebrities, educators and government. Their mission is to 'inspire the young men in our communities to focus on education so they can create meaningful goals for success.'
PHOTO: CBS NFL sports commentator James Brown (c) poses with Urban Youth Racing School and “What It Takes” event founder Anthony Martin (l) and the Sixers’ Andre Iglodala.
Photos by Webster Riddick
Anthony Martin, the founder of "What It Takes" and the "Urban Youth Racing School" is an sports marketing expert. UYRS uses innovative educational techniques to teach urban students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Martin has been recognized as one of the 70 most influential African American men in the automotive industry.
Participating speakers also included: Howard White - VP Sports Marketing Air Jordan Brand, Nike; Anthony Carter - Chief Diversity Officer, Johnson & Johnson Inc.; Aubrey Watkins - Senior Procurement Analyst, Biology Lead Global Procurement Merck & Co.,Inc; Octavius Reid, lll - Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Senior VP,Wealth Advisor; Eddie Chambers- #1 Boxing Heavyweight Contender; Dwayne Edwards- Director of Design Air Jordan Brand, Nike; Hershel Turner - Command Sergeant Major US Army; Rev. Carvin Haggins - Grammy Winning Producer, Co-founder Kharma Music & Forever Music Inc.; Derrick Brooks - Partner Arete Sports Agency and Tony Mulrain - Managing Partner Gordan & Ree LLP, Atlanta Office National Chair, Sports Media & Ent.
+ Top Story
You want honest and well-run elections. This starts by choosing the people who work at your polling place. Elections for Judge of Election and Election Inspector are on the May 21 ballot. You can read about what they do here.
This year marks the 29th anniversary of the Celebration of Black Writing Festival, one of the oldest Black literary festivals in the country. For nearly three decades, the Celebration has grown from a one-day gathering of authors and literary intellectuals to a weeklong event...
The Honorable Vincent J. Hughes Senator, 7th Senatorial District in the Pennsylvania will be the Keynote Speaker at the Fourth Saints of Valor Martial Ministry Appreciation Awards Ceremony Dinner hosted by Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.
A Philadelphia Office of the Inspector General investigation of 19 Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation contracts has found that 11 prime contractors used JHS and Sons Supply Company to circumvent the City’s antidiscrimination requirements by...
The Franklin & Marshall College Poll is produced in conjunction with the Philadelphia Daily News, WGAL-TV (South Central PA), Pittsburgh Tribune Review, WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh), WPVI-TV6/ABC (Philadelphia), Times-Shamrock Newspapers, Harrisburg Patriot-News, and Lancaster Newspapers.
Orphaned at 18 and left to support and care for his 13-year-old brother, the odds were stacked against Ronald E. Wilson going to college, let alone graduating. So, it is not surprising that Wilson was overwhelmed by emotions upon learning he will be one of 1,934 candidates for graduation at CCP.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tuesday unanimously approved H.R. 301, authored by Reps. Seth Grove, R-York, and James Roebuck, D-Phila., to designate May 7 as “Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Day.”
To better inform voters about the candidates in this statewide election, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Commission today issued its ratings and descriptive paragraphs for all appellate judge candidates appearing on the May 21 primary ballots.