DPTV Dream On presents: Andre Watson
“The American Dream, to me, is an opportunity to be smart, be wise, and work hard to create the reality that you want.”
Andre Watson has dedicated his life to helping the African American community bridge the wealth gap, but the lack of dialogue surrounding finances is making that hard to accomplish. Andre was one of three children, living with a single mother in northwest Detroit. The daily struggles he faced--neighborhood violence being one of the most prevalent--never deterred him from his goals.
Learning from his mother’s determination, Andre excelled in academics, eventually winning more than 20 scholarships in high school to help pay for college. In college, he studied finance--a subject that showed him it was possible to break the cycle of generational poverty. Now, he wants to share that knowledge with the African American community.
Interested in seeing more on the state of the American Dream? Join us on 9/27 for a screening & panel discussion of Dream On at the Charles Wright Museum.