SaulPaul and the SaulPaul Foundation were excited to partner with the Austin Links Chapter, iD Tech and the National Society of Black Engineers to keeping the empowerment going at the Texas Empowerment Academy. From performing inspirational music for all the students to sharing his story inspiring story from tragedy to triumph, the lyrics and words resonated with them.
Texas Empowerment Academy goes above and beyond to empower students. Founded in 1998 as a mechanism to provide children with an innovative alternative for educational excellence in grades K-12, the academy has grown into a jewel in East Austin. They embraced SaulPaul’s message to Be The Change, and left the event with smiles and some awards as well!
In addition to SaulPaul’s inspirational talk and live and engaging performance for the whole campus, the SaulPaul Foundation in partnership with iD Tech awarded the students with scholarships to attend online summer camps to further develop the skills they developed in the engineering program with National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Links – Austin Chapter.
Check out some of the photos of the event below!
About Texas Empowerment Academy
Texas Empowerment Academy (TXEA) was founded in 1998 as a mechanism to provide children with an innovative alternative for educational excellence in grades K-12. Since its inception, TXEA has grown into a jewel in East Austin where primarily African-American students of all labels (i.e., at risk, special education, gifted and talented, economically disadvantaged and Title 1) attend. Learn more here
About The Links – Austin Chapter
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of more than 16,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. Learn more here
About iD Tech
In 1999, our family pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. We’ve since grown from 280 to 50,000 students per year, spreading our Silicon Valley startup culture around the world and online. No other program has our track record of long-term student success, our passion, or our reputation as the world’s go-to summer STEM educator. Learn more here
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE, founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. You can learn more about them here.