Education:
The great equalizer in America is education. Some say it is the new currency of the 21st century.
Check out what our panelists think.

The role education played in their life and pathway toward success.
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The role education played in their life and pathway toward success.
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Self-motivation:
Your "Compelling Why," - in other words, what motivates you - is the guiding force that keeps you moving toward your personal goals. It also sustains you in times of difficulty and doubt. What's your compelling why?

Listen to some of our panelists' Compelling Why – "To help one another," "Goals are like magnets," "To get better every day," and "Give back and make a difference."
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Listen to some of our panelists' Compelling Why – "Realize my full potential," "Hated being poor," and "What could have been."
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Personal Responsibility:
You can have all the advantages (or disadvantages) in the world, but it won't matter unless you are committed to doing the work. Check out how our panelists, by taking personal responsibility for their circumstances, were instrumental in their life's success. Are you taking responsibility for your life?

"Turning D's to B's." "Assume the Cavalry is not coming."
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"Take Charge." "Your name and reputation matters." "It's up to you."
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Active Engagement:
Participation in extra-curricular activities whether it be sports, band, school clubs or academic enrichment and life skills programs, prepare you to fulfill your promise. Are you involved?
"Education is not just about passing the test: Extra-curricular activities provide experiences in working in teams, goal setting and leadership skills." "The world conspires to help those who help themselves." "What you do so speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you are saying."
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Words of Wisdom:
Get a taste of these nuggets of wisdom from our stellar panel group on a variety of subjects.

"Start where you are, do what you can," "Success = the ability to have discipline every day to achieve your goals," "I failed, now what?" "Understand the choices you're making."
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"Peer Pressure," "Get Serious," "Be confident, ask questions," "This too shall pass."
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"Is there a challenge being Latino?" "Latinas will save the Hispanic community," "We have responsibility for our community."
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"Convert pride of culture into an advantage," "Appearance and speaking well," "Profound change can occur in the family."
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The Michael Pettigrew story.
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Archived Seminars:
African American Female Panel – Sep 21, 2010
A condensed version of the African American Female Panel held at Southern Methodist University. The panelists discuss CW's key success factors of education, self-motivation, personal responsibility and active engagement.
Education, being smart and the best that you can be is not 'acting white,' self-motivation, personal responsibility, active engagement, peer pressure, advantages of being the 'nerd,' taking the extra step to win a scholarship, finding your talents, educational expectations.
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"What do you do when you want to give up?" "Are you satisfied where you are in your career?" "If I'm not the smartest kid in the class, what are my chances for success…what do I do?" "How do you stay focused while dealing with trials and tribulations?" "What should I do if there isn't support at home to excel in school?' "What do you say to someone considering dropping out of school?" "Advice for someone whose parents want them to pursue a career path in which they have not interest." "Explanation of what role mentors can play."
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Hispanic Male Panel – October 14, 2010
A condensed version of the Hispanic Male Panel held at the University of Texas at Dallas. The panelists discuss CW's key success factors of education, self-motivation, personal responsibility and active engagement.
Education: "If you want something with all your heart the world will conspire to help you have it." Self-motivation: "Goals are like magnets," "Innate talent is overrated...there's no substitute for hard work," "Immigrant hunger." Personal responsibility: "Success is a few disciplines put into practice every day." "Illegal drug temptations." Active engagement: "Your key right now, is your preparation."
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"Were you ever tempted to want to be a drug dealer like the ones you saw in your high school?" "When you first started your business in your garage did you ever think you would be as successful as you are now?" "What was the most shocking thing related to academics that you encountered when you first immigrated?" "Was legal status a problem in pursuing your education?" "How did being a Latino affect being accepted, if at all, by your peers?" "
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