Kicking off 2018 with Youth Empowerment

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The Michael Walton Foundation has begun 2018 on the move, continuing to make a positive impact in the lives of our youth. On January 18th,  Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, Former New England Patriot Patrick Pass, USA Sprinter Michael Walton, Stephanie Potts-Founder of the Maddie Potts Foundation and community organizations came together to equip 600 Providence High School Students with tools to persevere.

The Michael Walton Foundation and Juanita Sanchez High School launched a collaborative partnership for a one-day youth empowerment forum. The goal of the forum was to enhance students’ knowledge and development using dynamic workshops and role model testimonials.  Approximately 20 organizations from the Rhode Island community joined forces to present workshops on a variety of topics under the umbrella of “Perseverance”, the theme for the day.

“Our goal is to help give teens a sense of hope and direction,” explains Michael Walton. “A lot of young people see the finished product, but do not realize all the hard work and perseverance that brought forth the result.  This Forum gives us an outlet to provide them with the tools necessary to make positive change.”

The overall objective of the JSEC Youth Empowerment Forum was to facilitate a professional environment as a reflection of the core values of their school’s mission which is; Perseverance, Positivity, Citizenship, Respect, and Love of Learning.

Hear Michael chat with Steve Klamkin and the WPRO Saturday Morning News about the forum!


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