On Wednesday, Prep’s Ebony Club hosted a panel discussion on Black Entrepreneurship in the Community, the largest in a series of Black History Month events and initiatives around campus.
Quiona McCollum—Founder and CEO of the beauty and lifestyle brand Childish Glow—and Damani Falconer, ’19—Owner of Sober Society Goods, a clothing brand he established during his senior year at Prep, and a junior at Howard University—shared their experiences with Prep’s junior and senior classes, along with underclassman club members. Some topics included work/life balance, networking both in person and via social media, influences and inspiration, balancing business with education, and building trust in order to grow a business. An archived live stream of the assembly can be viewed above.
The Ebony Club—nearing its 50th anniversary as one of Prep’s longest-running student organizations—has taken a leading role in spreading awareness and building community throughout the month of February. Other initiatives have included virtual movie nights, daily prayers and intentions led by club members, and informational displays on various screens around campus, highlighting government officials, musicians, athletes, and members of the Prep community.