Dr. Steve Perry is the Founder and Principal of Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. His school has been recognized by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best High Schools. Dr. Steve Perry’s success story that has been praised by education experts across America. He is CNN and MSNBC contributor on issues relating to education and can be seen regularly on Anderson Cooper 360 and American Morning. Dr. Perry’s latest book Push Has Come to Shove presents his provocative and potentially transformative ideas on how to restore America’s schools to greatness.

Session: “The Power of Education”
Now, more than ever, we’re seeing future generations in jeopardy as a result of a lack of quality education. Jeff Johnson moderates this vitally informative session featuring Dr. Steve Perry, MK Asante, Dr. Rameck Hunt, and Pastor Patrick E. Winfield as they convey the value and utmost importance of an education while drawing upon their own personal triumphs and experiences as educators. Join them as they drive home the notion that, through education, your life and the lives of those around you can and will change for the better.In order to thrive in this information-driven world, an education is paramount. Not only does an education drastically increase a person’s quality of life, it positively impacts the lives of the family members and friends nearest its recipient.

More About Dr. Perry…
author of a bestselling self-published book Man Up!, a columnist at Essence magazine, a frequent radio and television commentator, and a sought-after speaker at colleges and education forums around the country. He is host of TVOne television show “Save my Son”. You can find him at