Singer Kenny Lattimore shared his philosophy about education and teaching through music, in a recent interview with the Huffington Post.
Through his Kenny Lattimore Foundation, Lattimore has gotten involved with the United Negro College Fund’s Empower Me Tour and focuses on developing young men.
“It’s been really fantastic. I have a seminar that I host called ‘Game On,’ and it’s really just geared towards young men who are facing challenges going to college,” he told the outlet. “So I set up a panel where I have some other young men who have either attended or completed college, and they become a sounding board for the young men in our audience, a sounding board that is a board of encouragement for them to face their obstacles and let them know that, no matter what, they can achieve this high achievement of college degree. And it will help set them up for their future successes,” reveals Lattimore.
Lattimore also says that both the UNCF and his foundation have common goals and maintain that education and arts are the keys to unlocking the success and motivation for young people today.
“Our three main focuses are education, arts and mentoring. So to a degree, partnering with the UNCF has allowed me to fulfill all three of those purposes in one. We have the entertainment angle and the arts, because we have these entertainers that are gathering to share information, which is a form of mentoring; but it focuses on education as well. So it’s kind of an all-in-one thing for me, so I’ve been enjoying it,” explained Lattimore.