Media Advisory: UNCF Empower Me Tour Hosted By Celebrity Education Activists Visits Detroit

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Inspires Youth to Excel in Academic, Financial and Personal Responsibility

The UNCF Empower Me Tour Presented by Wells Fargo, a free, traveling college-and career-readiness road show will make its third tour stop for the 2012-2013 season in Detroit, MI on Saturday, November 3, 2012. A program of UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, the UNCF Empower Me Tour Presented by Wells Fargo will be hosted by Ledisi, Boris Kodjoe, Kim Coles, Lamman Rucker and Jeff Johnson. The tour targets minority middle, high school and college students and parents, empowering them through career and college readiness seminars, personal development workshops and subject-matter expert and celebrity led panel discussions. The tour also provides assistance for students and parents around planning and saving for college, college and career success and leadership development.

WHO:    Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Ledisi, attorney and radio personality
                Warren Ballentine, Olympic silver medalist Lashinda Demus, Editor-in-Chief    
                Emeritus of Essence Magazine and Founder and CEO of National CARES
                 Mentoring Movement Susan Taylor and more.

                Workshops, Tour Zone and Celebrity Panel Discussions

WHEN:    Saturday, November 3, 2012
    Celebrity Workshops and Panel Discussions
    11:30AM – 2:30 PM

WHERE:    Wayne State University
    Community Arts Auditorium
                495 Ferry Mall
                Detroit, MI        

Notes to Media: To schedule an interview, please contact Angela Bingham at (313) 873-1500 ext.1504. For more information, visit

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