So far this summer, my experience with the Tom Joyner Foundation hasn’t been anything short of phenomenal. While being there, I’ve gotten to meet Tom Joyner, Thomas Joyner Jr. ( who is my boss), Oscar Joyner, Sybil Wilkes, producers on the show, and a whole lot of other celebrities that come on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. When I say that I’ve been “blessed” this summer, I really mean it. The experience I have recieived has been beneficial; there are 3 main assests I have learned since I’ve been with Tom Joyner.
1.Giving Back is Important – I have been privileged to work with some of the biggest givers in the whole country. I can’t even begin to explain all the things Tom Joyner has done for people, especially the black community. One of his recent deeds was giving Rachel Jentel ,Trayvon Martin’s friend, a full ride scholarship to any HBCU of her choice. By being in the office every day, you can tell that a giving mentality has rubbed off on everybody that is affiliated with Tom Joyner.
2.Business is Business– The Tom Joyner family and everybody involved in their brand are down to earth people, but they also mean “business.” The morning show isn’t the only thing they do; They have the cruise, the family reunion, and of course, the foundation. Tom Joyner has transformed himself into one of the more well known philanthropist in America, and that takes hard work.
3.The Importance of HBCUs(Historical Black Colleges and Universities)– If you don’t know exactly what the Tom Joyner Foundation does, here is our main objective: To provide programming initiatives and partnerships in support of HBCUs and its communities. Since being at the foundation, I have learned how beneficial HBCUs can be to a black student (such as myself) who is getting their education. I don’t attend an HBCU, but if I knew what I know about them now, I would of definitely took one into consideration when choosing which university to get my education at. Below is a link to an article I wrote for the Tom Joyner Foundation’s web page. I make a strong case for HBCUs. Check it out!
Here is the link: http://bit.ly/17INSWD
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