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Project HOPE hosts Leadership Academy

Project H.O.P.E.07 (Helping Our People Excel), hosted the Jesse and Corine Leadership Academy.

Project H.O.PE.07 was founded in 2007 as a non profit organization to mentor at-risk young men. Today, Project H.O.P.E.07 has branched out and assists all young people. The Jesse and Corine Leadership Academy is named after founder Donnell Brown's grandparents who exhibited these many skills.

The Jesse and Corine Leadership Academy is a week long program that took place at Bunn Chapel Baptist Church in Nashville, where Pastor Wayne Hines serves. Students participated in leadership sessions centered around Personal Branding presented by Lanesha Lamb, Content Strategist, Leadership Lessons presented by Adeea Rogers, Marketing Specialist, and Ethics of Leadership and Conflict Resolution presented by Donnell Brown, and a session on Financial Literacy presented by Shane Lancaster and other members from Coastal Credit Union. The academy members also participated in a ropes course at the ENCSD in Wilson.

Lunch was provided by Edgecombe County School's Summer Feeding Program during the camp.

There was a culminating banquet to highlight the academy members completion of the camp.

Pictured (Above): Pictured on the front row (L-R) is: Seth Schenall, Elijah Person and Project HOPE07 Founder Donnell Brown. On the second row (L-R) is: Kimayah Person, Arleah Person and Kiana Knight. On the third row (L-R) is: Najee Moore and Aaron Harrison. On the fourth row (L-R) is: Brishton Manning and Jordan Williams. On the top row (L-R) is: Jayden Collins and Christon Manning. (Contributed photo)


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