This afternoon, I attended the Annual Pride Entrepreneur Education Program (PEEP) Luncheon. PEEP is a non-profit organization devoted to eliminating socio-economic disparities in the African American community by promoting education, financial literacy, attainment of technical skills and entrepreneurship. This video, produced by my company and presented during the luncheon, features the inspirational story of Dr. Paula Newsome, the first African American woman admitted to the American Academy of Optometry.
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I Tweeted a few photos from the event, including this one when Anthony Foxx, Charlotte's newly elected mayor, made a surprise appearance to address the hundreds of Charlotte area high school students in attendance.
PEEP was founded by Charlotte philanthropist Dee Dixon, publisher of Pride Magazine. The organization is doing amazing things to help young people in the Charlotte community, so be sure to find out more about how you can partner with them to make a difference. You can learn more about the PEEP luncheon here. You can connect with Pride Magazine at their website and FaceBook Page.
And be sure to call on Dr. Newsome for expert vision care from an amazing physician entrepreneur.
Question: Did Dr. Newsome inspire you? Will you show this video to young people in your family?