The University of North Texas at Dallas recently hosted Dr. Steve Perry, one of America’s most sought after educators, in what was an in-depth message about his life journey and the education issues surrounding today’s youth and what society can do to fix them.     

“It was such a pleasure to have Dr. Perry on campus,” said Director of Assistant Director of Leadership Development & Multicultural Programs, Marcus Roberson, who hosted the event. “His unique take on issues that underrepresented students face as well as his desire to change communities through education was a breath of fresh air and left all of our students inspired.”

Dr. Perry founded Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Conn, a school U.S. News and World Report has cited as one of the top schools in the country. Capital Prep has sent 100 percent of its predominantly low-income, minority, first-generation high school graduates to four-year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006. Dr. Perry is also an accomplished author of two successful and inspiring books: Man Up and Push Has Come to Shove: Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve.

“His talk was also a gentle reminder that through education we all have the ability to overcome anything that life throws at us,” added Roberson. “People from all walks of life can learn a lot from Dr. Perry and apply it to so many different aspects of life.”

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