Posts Tagged ‘inspiring video’

Check out this awesome video by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas that profiles PEP Class 6 graduate Kevin R., the founder and CEO of a limousine and car-for-hire services in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Thanks to support from PEP, Kevin launched his transportation business earlier this year. He has already generated over $30,000 in the first four months of operations and is preparing to add a second car soon.

Most importantly, Kevin has maintained a great relationship with his son (as he wrote previously here).

Please join us in congratulating Kevin (and thanking the United Way for this great video)!

The worst news that a parent can receive is that they have lost a child. But imagine if you received such news on the first day of a long prison sentence. What would you do if you knew that you had not only lost a child, but that it would be years before you could even visit their grave?

Please take a few minutes to watch Fabian M. share his story. He was the winner of PEP’s Class 17 Business Plan Competition, but his greater accomplishment is what he shares here about the loss of his son and his pursuit of a new life.

As we celebrate the recent Class 17 Graduation, we thought you might enjoy this inspiring speech from Michael Monroe Lewis, the financial journalist and author of bestselling books such as “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine,” “Liar’s Poker,” and “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game”:

“Above all, recognize that if you have had success, you have also had luck — and with  luck comes obligation. You owe a debt, and not just to your Gods. You owe a debt to the unlucky.”

Princeton Baccalaureate 2012: Michael Lewis

here is the transcript: