11.11.2009

Reginald Gordon, Brother Jesse, and Durce Muhammad to speak at Hope Academy in Houston on November 12

In August, Hope Academy opened its doors for the first time. According the the official website (www.hopeacademyeagles.org), it is a coeducational HISD Charter High School that targets young people grades 9 through 12 who are experiencing academic difficulty, behavioral challenges, and other issues that have not allowed them to have success in a traditional school setting.

On Thursday, November 12 at 10:30 am, I will have the honor of speaking before the entire student body along with Reginald Gordon and Durce Muhammad.

Reginald Gordon is the founder of Operation OG1 Outreach and will be the headline speaker of the day. His program is reforming people inside and outside of the prisons. Durce Muhammad is an educational consultant who delivers top-notch seminars for teachers and administrators. Both men also speak inside the Keaton State Jail every week.

Hope Academy serves young men and women who are considered a high risk for failure academically as well as in life, addressing many issues and obstacles they face which put them at a tremendous disadvantage in the pursuit of a normal, healthy adult life.

The administration at Hope Academy is Dr. D. Z. Cofield (Superintendent), Amber Wilson (Principal), Raymond Whitley, Jr. (Director), DaShuna Littles (Counselor), Rita Spivey (Registrar) and Michael B. Chambers (Business Manager).

Watch Hope Academy profiled on the HISD Network below! Stay plugged in for highlights from our speaking engagement.