Ride for CHANGE Ride for HOPE Foundation
"The issues we face are not black or white but American.
Together we can make a difference.
There is nothing we can't do"
-Terry Hardy, Founder and CEO
5 Years of Persistence Leads to an Invitation to the White House Conference on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
With David John's the executive director of President Obama's executive order "Educational Excellence for African Americans" seated at the far left, I spoke to the panel about a strategy to alleviate inner-cultural differences to create the synergy necessary to steer more African-American youth toward Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
After two days of talks with various HBCU presidents and administrators, Terry Hardy and then president of Clark Atlanta University, Dr. Carlton Brown share a conversation regarding his experience with bikers and students on his campus.
Being the only biker in the room gave Terry Hardy the opportunity to stand out, be recognized and connect with allies for bringing people together who would not ordinarily come together on such an important issue as education.
Standing with Terry Hardy is Dr. Kwamme Anderson, PhD of the US Department of Health and Human Services and advisor to the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Below is George Cooper, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Ride for CHANGE Ride for HOPE Foundation founder, Terry Hardy having a conversation at the close of the conference on HBCUs held in Washington, D.C.