By day, Charles Meyers, Jr. is a Project Engineer at Geiger Brothers. But in his free time, Meyers is working to help young black men reach their fullest potential with a program he developed called the American Dream Movement. Meyers, a 2013 Marshall University graduate, said the mission of the program is to invest in the education of African American male students in all aspects of their lives, in order to elevate their thinking, behavior and dreams. The purpose of the program is to allow African American male students to have a better opportunity to succeed in life through positive reinforcement, education and guidance.
Over the course of several months, Meyers met with 13 Huntington, WV area middle school and high school students in an effort to prepare them for their futures and success. Students became members of the American Dream Movement, of which Meyers is the director, during a new membership ceremony called “Gathering of Dreamers” this past Saturday at First Baptist Church in Huntington.
Read the recently published Huntington Herald Dispatch article by Kristi Murphy here: Young black men prepare for success | The Herald-Dispatch.