Toyota helps teenagers imagine a new possible
No. 1 automaker donates $10,000 to Hill Harper’s Manifest Your Destiny Foundation
L-r: Stephen Graddick, TGI; Actor and Author Hill Harper and Alva Adams-Mason, Toyota. (Photo: Toyota)
WASHINGTON – Imagine the joy created by helping youth realize their dreams. As part of its sponsorship of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention, Toyota donated $10,000 to the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation (MYD); a non-profit organization aimed at providing underserved youth with a path to success.
Established by award-winning actor and New York Times best-seller author Hill Harper, MYD brings together young men of color from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. for its annual Summer Empowerment Academy, a week-long program of mentoring and academic enrichment designed to decrease the high school dropout rate in communities of color. Additionally, Toyota invited Harper to participate in a conversation at NABJ on community-building and environmental sustainability, moderated by Toyota Green Initiative (TGI) member Stephen Graddick.
“We applaud and support Hill Harper in his efforts to empower youth,” said Alva Adams-Ma-son, director of African American business strategy for Toyota Motor North America. “Toyota is committed to enriching the lives of teenagers through educational programs and we believe our contribution will help further opportunities for young African Americans.”