Business Leaders Breakfast
Dr. Reatha Clark King encourages Testimony
Thank you for joining us at our 6th annual Business Leaders Breakfast on April 27th. The first one in our new home!
After breakfast and time to mingle, we learned more about another tool to help build bridges to 1st generation business leaders - reverse networking! Banyan Scholars (college youth) benefit greatly from your willingness to connect to them opportunities.
Joani shared the story of the neighborhood bully – George, a born networker! She reminded us of the assets in our community and how your support is an investment in building bridges to leadership.
Akeyvianna, a junior at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) shared her Banyan story. She has pushed herself to try new things, stepped out of her comfort zone (the breakfast stage is a perfect example!), and leaned on her Banyan family in the tough times as well as the good times – her future is full of possibilities.
Dr. Reatha King’s remarks focused on the need to build Confidence and Courage in our young people – it is evident that to bring about a new future, you must have both. We see it everday in Akeyvianna, and all the Scholars as they are either building bridges or taking steps over the bridge. #BanyanProud
She also challenged us to consider the 4th T (after time, talent and treasure) - Testimony, an important tool for creating pathways – sharing the stories of good work. By sharing the transformational work happening in the Phillips neighborhood, you make building bridges to opportunity possible! Will you share the Banyan story? And allow us to build curiosity, discover passions, and inspire leaders: one child at a time, one day at a time.