Special. That one word pretty much sums up my view of this priceless interaction. Look at this young man's expression. Look at the others. Don't tell me young black men cannot be saved. This was the power of an hour, with a group of young black men, and their mothers (fathers were absent in their lives), whom I had never met before. Special.
And a special thank you to my friend Steve Harvey, and his Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend, for making this "moment" possible.
If you want to make a pledge yourself, giving one hour a month, 12 months a year to change a life, or lives, go to 5 MILLION KIDS and create and make your own 5MK Pledge today. Everyone can be the change we want to see in the world.
Okay, let's go.
John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), and Member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for President Barack Obama