World-renowned educational expert Dr. Steve Perry will be the keynote speaker at Clark Atlanta University on Thursday, June 26 during Clark Atlanta University’s Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work Annual Conference on campus.
Perry is the founder and principal of what the prestigious business magazine U.S. News and World Report has called as one of the top schools in the country, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Conn. Capital Prep has achieved national and international renown for sending 100 percent of its predominantly African American, low-income, first-generation high school graduates to four-year colleges every year since it first opened eight year ago.
Perry is probably most famous among urbanites because of the emotionally-gripping and uplifting television program on TV One called “Save Our Sons” where Perry employs his no-nonsense yet humanly approach to transforming adolescent black male lives.
Perry, a native of Middletown, Conn., is a strong advocate of personal and civic responsibility, emphasizes the social issues that aim at building up both the individual and the community, so that the next generation can be better contributing members of society. His secrets to success and calls to action are revealed in his new book, “Push Has Come To Shove: Getting Our Kids The Education They Deserve – Even If It Means Picking A Fight.”
Perry is also an education contributor for CNN and MSNBC, an Essence magazine columnist, best-selling author, and host of the #1 docudrama for TVONE, “Save My Son.”
He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and the Ed.D. degree in educational leadership from the University of Hartford in Connecticut.
The address to the event is: 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta 30314. Registration to the conference is $150. Participants may register online at www.steveperry.eventbrite.com.