An evening with Wes Moore

The First Tee of Benton Harbor is very thankful for its partnership with Lake Michigan College and the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series. This partnership made it possible to bring Wes Moore to Lake Michigan College to speak with young and old community members about is truly inspiring life and message. He captivated, not only an our participants and staff, but many local community leaders were drawn in by his charismatic presentation.

To begin the evening, a large number of young people ages 12 to 20 attended a private student Q&A with Wes Moore.  They were given an opportunity to ask the Army Combat Veteran and best-selling author questions about his journey. He was excited to speak with the youth and even mentioned it being his favorite part of the night.

After the Q&A, students were able to attend the public presentation, which many found highly motivational. To cap off the night students were given the opportunity to attend a meet and greet book signing. He continued to sign books, pose for pictures and create friends until everyone in line received an autograph.

Wes Moore quotes

His Q&A sessions and speech were phenomenal! Below are a few of the quotes that left long lasting impressions on our staff:

  • “Don’t let people that don’t matter too much, matter too much.”
  • “I don’t spend my time trying to prove people wrong, I spend my time trying to prove people right.”
  • “Second chances become last chances.”
  •  “We aren’t products of our environments we are products of our expectations.”