The Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame inducted Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House this month.
“Yes, he is a faith leader and runs one of the megachurches in this city,” T.D. Jakes Foundation President and CEO Hattie Hill said. “But outside of the church walls he actually has a lot more impact.”
In 2020, Jakes started the T.D. Jakes Foundation STEAM Academy in partnership with the Dallas Mavericks to expose students to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
“His vision,” Hill said, “Young people cannot be what they can’t see.”
The Foundation held a STEAM camp in June that was in-person for the first time.
Students from across North Texas and from 8 different countries participated.
Jake’s church, The Potter’s House, also has a mentorship program called Boys to Mend. The idea behind it is similar; to provide boys with examples and opportunities.
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SOURCE: NBC DFW, Noelle Walker