The Coalition for Public Safety Training in Schools, Inc. (CPSTS) continues its support of community programming which benefits the youth of Prince George’s County.
The George’s County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc., in partnership with Council Member Obie Patterson, District 8, the Coalition for Public Safety Training in Schools, Inc., and other supporters joined forces to make scholarships available to 31 new and continuing college-bound students. The recipients were scholars and leaders in their respective schools and had demonstrated, through their actions, the essence of leadership. The very capable Ebony McMorris, National News Correspondent for Reach Media Radio One, carried out the Mistress of Ceremony duties impeccably. A profound message was delivered by Keynote Speaker, Calvin Hadley, Strategic Initiatives Advisor to Howard University President Wayne Frederick and Student Ombudsman, who challenged the scholar/recipients to persevere beyond failure, choose the difficult, unpopular choices, ignore the “haters,” put in the work to show their championship pedigree, and accept that “you are enough—be the best version of yourself.”
CPSTS is proud to be among the supporters of this spectacular event. In attendance were Board Members William “Bill” Taylor (Founder/Vice President), Norma Bullock, Laura Ellsworth, Thomas Martin, and Linwood Nelson. We congratulate the student recipients and commend the outstanding work of the Prince George’s County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc., whose recipient base has grown twofold, from 15 in 2012 to 31 in 2017.