It's a chance for young people to get fired up about academic excellence and personal and fiscal responsibility. The UNCF Empower Me Tour is making a stop in Charlotte on Saturday. Participants can head to the Two Wella Fargo Center at the Wells fargo Atrium on South Tryon Street. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. It will focus on college preparedness, career readiness and financial literacy workshops, contests and giveaways.
Actor Darrin DeWitt Henson stopped by WBTV News Saturday Morning to promote the event and talk about his current and upcoming projects. He also touched on his book, “Ain't That The Truth.” You can purchase it here.
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