Summer Empowerment Academy β€” Howard University

Born out of his love for working with and inspiring young people, Hill Harper founded the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation (MYD) as a resource for at-risk youth. The vision of MYD is to enhance, engage, empower and inspire youth towards a future of achievement, fulfillment and happiness.

The foundation's flagship program is the Summer Empowerment Academy, a one-week summer program for rising 9th graders. During this time, participants are exposed to higher education while taking courses focusing on academic strategies, leadership development and business & entrepreneurship. 

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Manifest Your Destiny 

The Manifest Your Destiny Foundation provides our participants with the tools necessary that will help them create a blueprint for success β€• Hill Harper