Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will give keynote remarks at the third annual “Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship Breakfast” on Thursday, June 19, in Oxon Hill, Maryland. He will discuss the value of higher education and the role that HBCUs play in helping prepare students for 21st century careers. Toldson also will commend students for their personal and academic achievements, encourage them to continue setting high goals, and recommend they consider HBCUs to advance those goals.
Last year, more than a dozen high school and college students from the region were awarded scholarships by the Prince George’s County Drug Policy Coalition Inc., a local chapter of a national anti-drug alliance. Students were recognized for positive contributions to their communities and for their outstanding academic performance.