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January 7th, 2022

COMMUNITY MATTERS to Curtis Carmichael

  1. COMMUNITY MATTERS to Curtis Carmichael Tony Chapman 41:25

‘A coming of age story about how impossibility can become a possibility through human spirit and will.’ 

By the time Curtis Carmichael was 11, ten people he knew died. He grew up in a Block where parents worked several jobs to survive, everyone was profiled, and crime seemed to be the only path to prosperity. Schools were at best a parking lot where students were yelled at by teachers who said they have no value. As Curtis says: ‘In real life, you’re seven, but where I grew up, in Block years, you’re 21.’

Curtis Carmichael plans to break the cycle of poverty in marginalized communities by helping kids thrive, not just survive. . Curtis is the founder of Source Code Academy which will be Canada’s first culture-focused innovation and entrepreneurship academy for Black, Indigenous and low-income children in communities like his. His intent is to tap into the ingrained entrepreneurship that exists within communities that have to get creative to survive and bridge the educational gap and digital divide. Their intent is: No Child Left Behind. His thinking and passion will inspire you, and I bet that you will vote for this exceptional young man one day. 

Mark Beckles, Vice President of Social Impact and Innovation at RBC joins the show to talk about Future Launch, and other initiatives RBC is doing to support youth across Canada.

To connect with Curtis Carmichael

Website: https://www.curtiscarmichael.ca/

Linked In: linkedin.com/in/curtiscarmicc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CurtisCarmicc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CurtisCarmicc/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curtiscarmicc/

 

 

To chat with Tony Chapman

Web:    https://chatterthatmatters.ca

Twitter – @TonyChapman – https://twitter.com/tonychapman

Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonychapmanreactions/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/chatterthatmatters/

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcGvzmw9MFkUcGylrFA2xC

 RBC – https://www.rbc.com

RBC – Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards – https://discover.rbcroyalbank.com/rbc-canadian-women-entrepreneur-awards-cwea-a-virtual-celebration-of-impact-and-achievement/

RBC Future Launch – https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterprise/futurelaunch/index.html

Mark Beckles – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-beckles-mba-icd-d-351769b/

Mark Beckles – Twitter – @MarkBeckles

 

Tony Chapman Host of Chatter that Matters - Radio and Podcast

Tony Chapman hosts the popular radio show and podcast "Chatter that Matters." Each week, Tony shares a story of someone who has overcome circumstances to chase their dreams and change their world and ours for the better. Tony's guests have included Nobel Peace Prize Nominees, Time Magazine's Hero of the Planet, National Geographic Explorer of the Year, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award Winners, Gold Medalists, NY Times Best Selling Authors, Leaders from all Walks of Life, Warriors for Humanity and people you have never heard of, but their stories need to be shared.

Chatter that Matters is ranked by Listen Notes in the top 1% of most popular podcasts worldwide and enjoys a 5-star rating on Spotify and 4.8 out of 5 on Apple.

Chapman has been inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends and the Canadian Advertising and PR Hall of Fame, cementing his status as a true industry icon. He has also inspired audiences worldwide, having spoken in China, Brazil, Poland, Scotland, Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and North America.

As he says at the end of every podcast - It's Tony Chapman, Let's Chat Soon.

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