CLEVELAND – On November 5, 2019, Cleveland-based digital marketing agency, 42connect traveled to Oak Ridge High School in Orlando’s presentation of the first-ever Never Settle Scholarship. The award was given to Malik Charles to cover four years of tuition and fees at any public college/university in Florida of his choice.
Oak Ridge High School was deemed a failing school due to community socioeconomic circumstances. In the last several years, the high school has grown to be a “B” rated school and see their students off to Ivy League institutions. Through working with 42connect, Tomorrow’s Team and Junior Achievement the new scholarship was created and granted to one lucky student.
“Malik is highly regarded among his peers and has so many great things ahead of him. To be there supporting him and to see all the work 42connect has done for Tomorrow’s Team Inc. come together, we could not be more proud to see the success that comes from the Never Settle Scholarship,” said Hany ElHibir, Partner at 42connect. “There wasn’t a dry eye in the auditorium.”
ElHibir was among other executives and prominent figures such as Marty Smith, ESPN Reporter and Correspondent for College GameDay who the scholarship was named after for his New York Times Best Selling book, “Never Settle”. The proceeds of the book were used to fund the scholarship.
“Smith’s speech was unbelievable – discussing how different moments affected his life and career,” said ElHibir. “I believe it truly impacted so many of the students and faculty to hear his story.”
42connect developed the website for Tomorrow’s Team and handled all of the digital work for the organization and Marty Smith’s book.
Malik is a Senior at Oak Ridge High School looking to study pre-law or psychology in college.
To learn more about 42connect, visit 42connect.com.
To learn more about Junior Achievement, visit juinorachievement.org.
To learn more about Tomorrow’s Team, visit tomorrowsteam.org.
42connect is a digital marketing agency located in Cleveland, Ohio, committed to helping businesses grow. Our team is passionate about getting our clients more online leads and website sales. We specialize in SEO services, PPC advertising, social media management, and email marketing to achieve conversion-focused results.