Last week we hosted the Zip Code ≠ Destiny concert with Pastors Gabriel and Jeanette Salguero at Calvario City Church, a latino megachurch in Orlando, Florida. Over the summer, we ran a content through Hope For Students and the zip code that generated the most pledges won a concert featuring Kirk Franklin, Propaganda, Sho Baraka, and Derek Minor.
The concert was a huge success, drawing hundreds of young people across the city for a celebration of their stories and inspiring them to invest in their full God-given potential.
Kirk Franklin hosted the event, talked about the importance of education, and shared his own education story. Our founder, Nicole Baker Fulgham, also shared her education story and how it prompted the creation of the Hope For Students campaign. These talks were scattered in between some excellent performances by Derek Minor, Sho Baraka, and Propaganda.
Here’s a round-up of our favorite quotes and tweets from the event:
“We don’t shout them to death. We show them that we love them. And we show them that we love them because we want their education to be something that they realize is a way out.”
– Kirk Franklin
— Jonathan Rivera (@JonathanYX) September 10, 2016
“The church is supposed to bring hope.”
– Nicole Baker Fulgham
“Not having an education affected my ministry. They do work together.”
– Sho Baraka
— Gabriel & Jeanette (@salgueros) September 11, 2016
“Don’t assume I don’t know how to read because of my zipcode.”
“Getting an education…is a positive way out of any situation.”
– Kirk Franklin
Seems like all the artists are having fun with @HFSmovement tonight. Amen! So glad that these students & families get to experience them.
— Zakiya N. Jackson (@ZakiyaNaemaJack) September 10, 2016
Would you like to see the entire concert? You can watch it here.