Principal Ramon Garner of the John Lewis Invictus Academy presented Rashad Richey with their coveted P.R.I.D.E. Award, which honors individuals who create opportunities and provide leadership and advocacy for youth. Richey, a university professor, national television anchor and radio personality, said it was an honor to be asked to provide the keynote address for the John Lewis Invictus Academy Brotherhood Summit. Richey shared a passionate message about overcoming obstacles and being powerful through “uniqueness.” The crowd gave Richey a standing ovation at the completion of the message.
The occasion was open to the community and provided opportunities for those interested in mentorship. Notable leaders, such as Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring, National SCLC President Charles Steele, Georgia state Senator Jason Esteves and others were in attendance.