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Patriots Cornerback Jonathan Jones is in the Zone and Joins Black History Speaker Series Lineup to Inspire Phalen Scholars

Patriots Cornerback Jonathan Jones is in the Zone and Joins Black History Speaker Series Lineup to Inspire Phalen Scholars


INDIANAPOLISFeb. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — New England Patriots Cornerback Jonathan Jones is on a mission to inspire the youth as the newest participant in Phalen Leadership Academies’

Patriots Cornerback Jonathan Jones is in the Zone and Joins Black History Speaker Series Lineup to Inspire Phalen Scholars

2022 Black Speaker Series.

As a junior in high school, Jonathan was one of the top high school hurdlers in the country. He placed third in the New Balance Nationals and won the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics National Championship in the 110-meter hurdles. He went on to become a four-year starter at cornerback at Auburn University and signed with the Patriots in 2016.

“Black History Month is a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of so many Black Americans who strengthen the moral, cultural, intellectual, spiritual, and economic fabric of our society. We are beyond excited that Jonathan has joined our lineup of speakers to inspire scholars to dream beyond present-day and into the future ,” said PLA Founder & CEO,  Earl Martin Phalen.

This year, PLA‘s Black History Month theme is “Be the Light.” With this in mind, PLA launched a speaker series to show scholars that no dream is out of their reach. During the series, some of the most inspirational speakers and leaders of color will show scholars what is possible and encourage them to build, dream and lead. Other featured speakers include:

  • Kamilah Forbes, Apollo Theatre
  • Louis Fouche, Saxophonist, Stephen Colbert Late Night Show
  • Valerie Mitchell-Johnston, Sesame Street
  • Carl Davis, Current New England Patriots Player
  • Davon Godchaux, Current New England Patriots Player
  • Deatrich Wise, Jr., Current New England Patriots Player
  • Ketsia Vedrine, Nickelodeon Studios

The series will take place every Friday in the month of February, with two conversations happening simultaneously per session. The conversations are targeted towards K-6 scholars and then 7-12 scholars.

SOURCE Phalen Leadership Academies

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