Mentors are encouraging persons who work to build connections and relationships with young people by offering them direction, encouragement to help cultivate their positive living environment and healthy growth as a productive citizen. Mentors help inspire positive choices, stimulate high self-esteem and guide in academic achievement. Gospel singer Earnest Pugh is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of musicians and singers by returning to his former high school as a mentor.
Millington Central High School (near Memphis, TN) is where Earnest Pugh received much of his guidance and fundamentals in music. Pugh will visit Millington Central each month for a mentoring session to inspire the students in the school’s Gospel choir.
Pugh shares: “I was raised in a very urban community in Shelby Country called “Chapel Hill.” At age 9, my sister and I witnessed a fatal shooting (1st-degree murder) that transpired in our neighborhood. We were devastated, to say the least, but reality set in all the more when our mother was confronted by the killer on numerous occasions with death threats. Eventually, she decided to move us to the Millington area. The relocation put my sister and me in what seemed to us a very strange environment. We were in a new school, with new friends, and a new neighborhood. But our saving grace was the Millington Central Gospel Choir. This class kept us off the streets and kept us focused on our academics and community events and eventually paved a path for me a receive a free college degree.”
Pugh’s mentoring session with the Millington Gospel choir will be held on the first Friday of each month. Pugh will share his experiences in music and his path to being a Billboard Top Selling Gospel artist and music industry mogul. He will cover engaging topics like “Maintaining Character In Culture”, “Preparing To Thrive Not Just Survive” and “The Vision ‘vs’ The Provision”.
“I want to make sure the next generation obtains counsel and guidance to, likewise, secure their future via a college education,” Pugh expresses. “My purpose is to help them find their passion in order to pursue their purpose in the earth.”
Mentoring Sessions start on December 6th at 2:30 pm in the Choral Department at Millington Central High School. To find out more about the mentoring sessions and to connect with Earnest Pugh visit www.EarnestPugh.com. For more information about Millington Central High School visit https://mchs.millingtonschools.org.