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Usher himself; UNL’s president Careshia Moore; psychologist, scientist, media personality, author and speaker Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble; and Ashley Edwards, who founded tech startup MindRight; are among the panelists. MindRight’s mission is to make mental health services accessible and inclusive to communities of color and low-income families.
To continue supporting youth in need, Cricket Wireless and AT&T are donating $100,000 to MindRight Foundation to help continue its mission. Cricket Wireless is also donating $50,000 to UNL. Usher and his mother, Jonetta Patton, founded it in 1999 to transform "the lives of under-resourced youth through a comprehensive program which develops passion-driven, global leaders."
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“On the heels of months of isolation and as our country grapples with racism and social injustice, forming meaningful, positive connections is essential for our youth,” Cricket Wireless president John Dwyer said in a statement. “By participating in events like this and collaborating with organizations that help fill critical gaps in our communities, our goal is help young people build healthy human connections that set them up to succeed and flourish.”