Steve Perry

Steve Perry


Name: Steve Perry

Title/Occupation: Founder  /  Education Contributor

Organization: Capital Preparatory Magnet School / CNN

What Makes The Person A Game Changer:  Dr. Steve Perry is in a hurry to transform the educational experience for all children. Born into poverty, he believes that success in life is determined by where you end, not where you start. This philosophy inspired him to transform the lives of poor and minority children by providing them with access to a college education. In 1998, he founded the Connecticut Collegiate Awareness Program at Capital Community College. For six years, the program sent 100 percent of its low-income first-generation graduates to four-year colleges. In 2004, Capital Preparatory Magnet School was established in Hartford, Conn.’s lowest performing district. Since its inception, this school has sent 100 percent of its graduates to four-year colleges. Dr. Perry is a columnist for Essence, and the author of the bestselling self-published book “Man Up!”

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