THE EDUCATION EQUAL OPPORTUNITY GROUP HOSTED LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

THE EDUCATION EQUAL OPPORTUNITY GROUP HOSTED LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

The Education Equal Opportunity Group (EEOG) is hosted their 17th Annual Project Save-A-Student Leadership & Development Conference last week February 21-23. 
 
Over 190 students (increasing 10 from last year) selected from 13 high schools in West, Rural West and Middle Tennessee attended the conference. Each was presented with their own personalized business cards to encourage their networking. They were chosen based on their college readiness. As part of their citizenship training, the students were required to bring 10 non-perishable food items which were distributed to Samaritan Ministries.
 
Paraphrasing his favorite mentor, Zig Ziglar, George Thomas, President and Founder of the EEOG stated “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want. This conference is my opportunity to give worthy young adults what they want through encouragement to reach for their dreams of a brighter future.”
 

Governer Bill Haslam, President of the EEOG George Thomas and the student conference participants
 

Governer Bill Haslam, President of the EEOG George Thomas and the student conference participants
 

President of Fisk University Dr. Kevin Rome, President of the EEOG George Thomas and the student conference participants
 

State Representative Dr. Harold M. Love, Jr., Kingsbury High School Student Jocelyn Sulva and  President of the EEOG George Thomas 

 Julia Davis Senior Vice President and Chief   Information officer for Aflac 
 
Participating schools included: 
Cane Ridge High School
 
East Literature Magnet High School 
 
Maplewood High School 
 
Hillsboro High School
 
Stratford STEM Magnet High School 
 
Bolivar Central High School              
 
Halls High School                      
 
Haywood High School          
 
Middleton High School                
 
Fairley High School 
 
Hillcrest High School
 
Melrose High School                   
 
Kingsbury High School
 
 
The EEOG is proud to welcome back their sponsors: Cracker Barrel, Dex Imaging, Dollar General, First Tennessee, Fisk University, Flying J, HCA TriStar Health, Jackson Charitable Foundation, Music City Dream Cars, Nashville Predators, Pilot Travel Centers, Pinnacle, Publix, Regal Entertainment Group, Regions, Score, Tennessee State University, Tom Black Center for Excellence and Warner Music Nashville. They are excited to thank their new sponsors: Aflac, Cigna, Enterprise, Fresh Empire, Nashville Business Journal, PacFest 2018 and Skanska.
 
About the Education Equal Opportunity Group (EEOG):
Founded in 2001, the Education Equal Opportunity Group’s (EEOG) mission is to invest in students, create meaningful experiences and provide positive pathways.  The EEOG focuses on 21st century learning styles and addressing student’s needs. They believe in making education relevant and creative teaching. The EEOG provides their participants with alternative solutions to dropping out of high school and conflict resolution with social and emotional learning. They believe that you cannot be, what you cannot see, and therefore, the EEOG centers its programs around providing students with industry experts, focusing on their personal success. They encourage students to pursue careers in the Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) profession and/or Entrepreneurship. The EEOG is a culturally diverse organization centered in self-efficacy with a goal of meeting the unmet needs of today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders. Our lessons are transferred into teamwork, metacognition, technology, and creativity. For 17 years, EEOG has provided character building, leadership, and personal development training to over 20,000 students.To learn more or to donate visit www.EEOG.org.
 

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