Media Advisory: UNCF Empower Me Tour Visits Hampton

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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 fourth tour stop of the 2012-2013 season in Hampton, VA on Thursday, November 15, 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, actor and comedian Kim Coles, actor Lamman Rucker, music executive Admir Windom, Olympic medalist LaShinda Demus, Celebrity Chef DAS, beauty and fashion correspondent Tai Beauchamp and more.

Workshops, Tour Zone and Celebrity Panel Discussions

WHEN:    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Tour Zone
    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    College & Career Readiness and Celebrity Workshops/Panel Discussions
    9:00AM – 1:00 PM
    Keeping it Real Celebrity Panel
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WHERE:    Hampton University
Student Center
135 Marshall Avenue
Hampton, VA        

Notes to Media: To schedule an interview, please contact Joye Griffin at 202-810-0226 or 703-483-5398. For more information, visit

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