On Aug.18, Travis Evans, a Winnsboro resident, ventures outside the community to empower, encourage, and educate the South Carolina State University 2016 Freshman Class Males during the men empowerment session.
Evans stood before the entering freshman class males of 200 plus students that were very excited about taking their next step in life at one of the best HBCU.
Evans spoke on the topics of reaffirming manhood and man up while walking into your college experience at South Carolina State University.
An empowerment session that seeks to empower young males entering into a college environment not knowing what to expect or what is expected from you.
Encouraging Young Men to begin to learn from the past, treasure the past, but don’t let it hold you captive. This is a new day, a new moment, and your opportunity to proceed in precisely the direction they choose.
Evans states “Its time for men to take their rightful place in the world as leaders and man up.”
Evans is a 2008 cum laude graduate from the family and consumer sciences program at South Carolina State University, where he focused on family development, young adulthood, child development and inter group relations.
During his empowerment speech he shared his personal experience as a college student at the university.
Evans states, “this was a challenge is because not only was I speaking to the young men, but I had to check myself before speaking on the topics.”
He focused on the high five, which is the importance of maintaining grades, making responsible choices, having integrity, knowing your value, and building a strong support system.
Evans standing on his motto in life that states failure and defeat is not in my future and assuring the South Carolina State freshman that it’s not in their future either.
Evans continues to seek youth interested in his Males Mentoring Program based in Winnsboro and Columbia.
A mentoring program that caters to empowering young men by helping them set a standard, aim for success by becoming a positive role model and nothing less.
The Gentle Man program, offers youth mentoring, leadership, and workshops; along with community service projects that strengthen relationships within the community.
Evans loves serving as a children and family advocate. He states he loves to address many youth and adults, always with the intent of stirring the soul to remember itself.
Evans loves seeing his community grow and plans to reach every young mind that he comes into contact. He wants them to maximize their days of living everyday and encouraging them to seek and live on their purpose.
Evans states, “he plans to continue addressing any youth groups when invited because his work is his mission, ministry, and life.”
For more information on how you can contact him for youth events, email email@example.com or call 803-743-6601.