Students from HISD’s Kashmere, Scarborough, and Wheatley high schools received a full dose of motivation on Nov. 6 from “Three Doctors” who made a pact to support each other while growing up in the rough neighborhoods of Newark, New Jersey, and achieved professional success as a result.
The students attended a presentation given by Drs. Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt, and George Jenkins at the Brown Convention Center as part of the White House initiative, “My Brother’s Keeper,” which aims to close the achievement and opportunity gaps for young men of color.
“What stood out for me was the fact that no matter how bad your life might get, you can make choices to better yourself and not be a victim,” said history teacher José Torres, who acted as chaperone for the group from Wheatley High School. “These men are living testimonials for what you can become if you make the right decisions.”
Approximately 2,300 students in grades 5 through 12 attended the event, which was sponsored by the Houston Public Library.