Today, more than ever before, it’s crucial for our students to hear from leaders and role models who have overcome many of the same challenges that they are currently facing.
On Friday, February 24, Sandy Springs Together and Sandy Springs Charter Middle School partnered to highlight some, of the many, Black leaders who are making a positive impact within our community by hosting the Celebrating Black Excellence panel discussion for middle school students.
This event brought together local Black leaders, from a variety of professions, to share with students how they achieved personal success and to give students advice on achieving their own goals.
A common theme among the stories shared by the panelists was that success requires you to challenge yourself.
Whether it’s learning a subject that you’re not comfortable with, as Dr. Michael Grady explained about being required to study physics, or overcoming insecurity to run for local office, like Le’Dor Milteer, each of the panelists encouraged students to be willing to step outside of their comfort zones in order to pursue their goals.
Sandy Springs Together is proud to work with our community partners to hold events such as the Celebrating Black Excellence panel discussion. Events like these introduce our students to leaders in Sandy Springs who are making important contributions to society and giving back to the community. As the saying goes, “If you can see it, you can be it.” We believe that it is vital to give our young people positive examples that they can emulate on their own journey to success. Sandy Springs Together looks forward to collaborating on future events with our local partners in order to help our entire community to imagine a better Sandy Springs for all!