T.I. and Two Chainz.
He is the founder of Drum Squad Foundation and an activist in his community. Recently, Drumma presented a grand opportunity for Shelby County School (SCS) students to participate in a contest and have a chance to win $2500.
The "Dream Summit" was a competition that served as a way for Drumma to give back to his community and provide young entrepreneurs a chance to showcase their talents.
The event was held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the University of Memphis in the FedEx Institute of Technology.
SCS students, parents and teachers attended the event to learn more about opportunities in the music and sports industries from a panel of industry leaders.
Ron Highsmith, Executive Director of Drum Squad, detailed the importance of the event is to expose the youth to understanding curricular development and gain knowledge about the business side of multi-million dollar industries.
"It is important to present more opportunities and careers they may not learn about in school,"
said Highsmith, "This is such a broad and diverse industry, and they will benefit tremendously from this summit."
The objective for the contest required students to create and present a business plan of their choice, including branding, budgeting and other market strategies that strive to benefit the
positions in competitive industries and answered questions from inquiring minds.
Gregory talked to students about expanding their circle and building good relationships with people to become successful. He was passionate about the youth getting involved in programs that will benefit their career paths and promoting networking capabilities.
"If you are the smartest person in your crowd," Gregory said. " You are in the wrong
Walker coached students about striving for excellence and never giving up on their dreams. Her message to the youth was to continue pursing goals and not allow anyone to stand in the way.
"If someone tells you no, flip it and it's ON," she said.
After each guest speaker shared their words of wisdom and stories of success, they presented the winners with a grand prize. The winners of the competition were a group of young women who displayed the creative plan of "Supreme Courts of Memphis," a recreational facility to
provide training for upcoming athletes and a great place for fitness.
"Drumma demonstrates his passion for giving back and by providing opportunities for the youth to have a chance at becoming successful in whatever career path they chose," Highsmith said.