Gloria Dickerson is the founder and CEO of "We Together Creating Change," an organization committed to making sure children are successful. Growing up in poverty in the Delta in the 1960s, Gloria was considered an "at risk" student and determined to overcome her circumstances and have a better life. She credits her education with helping her find success in life.
As a football player at the age of 22, Antonio Wright's life changed when a car accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Despite severe spinal injuries, Wright recovered and earned his physical-education degree from Jackson State University in 2004 and founded the Metro Area Community Empowerment Foundation (MACE), a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the quality of life of disabled individuals. Through MACE, he has developed programs that promote community empowerment through wheelchair sports and recreation, youth mentoring and connection with various advocacies for people with disabilities.
Chokwe Lumumba is an attorney, city councilman and leader of the New Afrikan People's Organization.
Jason is an MC, as well as a Co-Owner of Fahrenheit Creative Group & 106 Lounge. Growing up in a very poor area, it was difficult for him to see himself succeeding. He saw many of his peers drop out of school, but was inspired by his family to stay. He believes that education will open many doors and give young people the power to change their circumstances in life.