Taking your suggestions (Commencement speech)
700 young adults about to step out on their own into the world. And the last words of advice they’ll get before starting their journey … are coming from ME! These poor kids!
I’m honored to be heading back to Atlanta in May to deliver the commencement address at Clark Atlanta University. I’ve had a relationship with the school for years, and it’s a great compliment to be asked to come back for this important assignment. But, it’s a little scary. This is such an important moment for these young people. It’s their college graduation day! This is a day they’ll remember for the rest of their lives! But, will they remember their commencement speaker 5, 10, 20 years from now? Will they remember the message I give?
So, help a brotha out! I’m fielding suggestions. What should my message be? What do you think these 700 graduates absolutely need to know before they go out into the world!?