“From Troubled Teen to Rhodes Scholar: The Transformative Power of Education”
CEO, decorated Army veteran, and New York Times best-selling author who inspires through overcoming adversity
Acclaimed author and CEO of The Robin Hood Foundation, Wes Moore has a remarkable story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility, and emerging as an inspirational leader.
His moving life journey from wayward inner city youth to decorated veteran, Rhodes Scholar, White House fellow, and business leader is the subject of the much-anticipated major motion picture, The Other Wes Moore, from executive producer Oprah Winfrey. Based on his New York Times bestseller, The Other Wes Moore, it tells the story of how educational opportunities, strong parental influence, mentors, and community support helped him transcend the fate of a man with the same name who lived just blocks away and took a tragically different path that led to prison.