My second magazine story about E.B. Henderson’s recent induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame appears in Northern Virginia Magazine on Feb. 28. This story focuses on the determined efforts of E.B.’s grandson and namesake Edwin Henderson and his wife Nikki, of Falls Church, VA, o earn his induction. The Washington Post Magazine piece last September focused on E.B.’s accomplishments as an educator and civil rights pioneer…Here’s a brief report about my two Born Ready Project speeches Feb. 24 at Cushing Academy in Massachusetts. (a pix appears below).
Dave has fun with a student while reenacting a scene from his high school days that involved a bad decision.
I will be making a series of six speeches to the Xtreme Teens program with the Maryland National Park and Planning Commission in Prince Georges County. They began in January and will conclude March 28 at the Columbia Park Recreation Center where Len Bias learned to play basketball. That event will include other activities to further recognize Len’s legacy. Stay tuned….I will be speaking at the Cushing Academy in Massachusetts on Feb. 24, to the entire student body and also to its leadership group…The Prince George’s County, MD education dept. has approved the book and will soon stock it in its high school libraries. Len attended Northwestern HS, which is in Prince George’s County…50 for 50 has made it’s debut. In my Born Ready blog, Here’s my story about new Naismith Hall of Fame inductee E.B. Henderson in the Washington Post Magazine, published September 8.
Dave is a professional speaker who focuses on the Born Ready Project, which teaches lessons on decision making and resilience to students in middle school, high school and college based on his book, Born Ready: The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias. Dave also talks about his experiences as a varsity athlete at the University of Maryland (soccer and track and field) to support the themes of the speech. To book Dave as a speaker, contact Dave here.