Actors Keshia Knight Pulliam and Terrance J continues to be an advocate for college students with their new collaborated project #RecognizeTheCHEW Class Session series that showcases the impact of the HBCU experience.
They have partnered with candy company ‘Now and Later’ in an effort to empower aspiring students and celebrate the hard work they put in while going to college.
CHEW stands for ‘Champion, Hustle, Empower, and Win.’ where the goal is to pass the message along to other HBCU students.
Now and Later has made a commitment in supporting HBCUs and this initiative will be one of many efforts to show that there is value in HBCUs.
As a part of this campaign, ‘Now and Later’ is teaming up with Clark Atlanta University’s Mass Media Arts department and the Cathy Hughes School of Communications at Howard University, where Keshia Knight Pulliam and Terrence J will both teach classes to inspire the next generation of Black leaders as well as hustle.
Hustle has always been a “key ingredient” for Terrance J to get him to where he is today.
Keshia Knight Pulliam stated, . “Also in bringing in myself and Terrence J. He’s going to Howard University, I’m going to Clark Atlanta University, and the classes that we’re doing will be live-streamed so that everyone will have the opportunity to view them. It’s just important to be there and to share your story, to share your journey, to share all of the different parts. Because so often we only share the highlight reel. [This gives us] the opportunity to tell students that the successful people aren’t the ones that have been knocked down, but the ones who keep getting up.”
Each school will receive a $10,000 donation to establish a scholarship fund for students who participate and learn from the HBCU alums who have gone on to thrive in their careers and who have mastered the “art of the hustle” in their respective industries.
Future students can expect a great deal of authenticity and honest advice from the entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and Spelman grad Keshia Knight Pulliam
“It’s sharing my unique perspective and doing it from a space of optimism because that’s who I am. […] It’s really about tapping into your joys to find your purpose. And when you find your passion, the money will come.” stated Pulliam.
The virtual series will be an online seminar streaming, to see more information, click here.