Ne-Yo to Host Future CEO Academy


R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo will be hosting a group of 50 students from foster care systems and group homes around the state of Georiga for the Compound Foundation’s Future CEO Academy. The event takes place in Atlanta this weekend (July 14-16) and was created by Ne-Yo to ‘empower and inspire youth in foster care and group homes.’

“Frankly, that’s a tall order for a three-day conference, but I can think of nowhere more appropriate and no team more capable than the faculty at the Clark Atlanta University School of Business,” said Ne-Yo via statement. “They have the intellect, the expertise, the experience and the right access.”

“The purpose of The Future CEO Academy is three-fold,” Compound Foundation’s Executive Director Khalilah Abdul-Baqi explained. “First, we want to empower students who, too often, are labeled and subjugated as ‘powerless.” Second, we want to challenge them to create, define and execute their dreams in a real-world context. Third, we want to expose them to a network of interested business professionals who can share wisdom, expertise, tactical advice and the access necessary to develop their goals.”

The students participating will all receive a new Samsung Galaxy Tab and 100 Urban Entrepreneurs will be donating $10,000 to youth business ventures.

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