Akeem Lloyd: Social responsibility

Akeem Lloyd at TEDxURI 2018

Social responsibility

Social responsibility is a vehicle to creating a stronger community, and Akeem Lloyd discusses why more people should invest in the opportunity to be more involved.

Akeem Lloyd

Founder/CEO, A Leadership Journey, AkeemSpeaks

Akeem Lloyd was raised by his grandparents in Atlantic City, where he struggled with a lot of personal challenges, identity, love, and suicide. During his first semester in college, he earned a 1.4 GPA. Lloyd managed to turn his academic challenges into inspiration over the next three years. His GPA improved to a 3.4, and he became the first person in his family to graduate with a college degree, a great accomplishment. Lloyd is now the founder and CEO of A Leadership Journey, a youth-centered travel program, and AkeemSpeaks, LLC, through which he serves as an education consultant.