Dr. Eddie Connor

CEO of the mentoring organization, "Boys 2 Books"

April 12, 2017

Overcoming Adolescent Obsticales Through Literature

About the speaker

Dr. Eddie Connor is a bestselling author, international speaker, college professor, and radio/TV correspondent. He is a survivor of stage 4 cancer and empowers people to overcome obstacles. As an author of 7 books, Dr. Eddie is the cousin of one of the world's most influential entertainers and musicians, Prince. He has been featured and hosted segments on BET, CBS, FOX News, NBC, PBS, The Steve Harvey TV Show, The Tom Joyner Show, and The Word Network. Dr. Eddie is the CEO of the mentoring organization, Boys 2 Books, which empowers young males via literacy, leadership, and life skills enrichment. The program became the impetus for President Barack Obama's, My Brother's Keeper initiative. Dr. Eddie is a recipient of The President's Volunteer Service Award from The White House and was named one of the Top 35 Millennial Influencers in America. Dr. Eddie grew up in Kingston, Jamaica and is a proud resident of Detroit, Michigan.

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