It’s a typical Friday afternoon and as soon as Bishop Jakes starts talking it becomes clear that not only does he have something to say, but that one better sit back and get ready to take notes.
In a culture and world that’s so uncertain, Bishop Jakes’s voice is what’s needed. Although Friday for most people is a down day, for Jakes its anything but.
Jakes has taken on a new assignment to create the STEAM Academy, a branch of his T.D. Jakes foundation, to meet the needs of kids and adults who have been left behind. “I want to be that bridge in helping people,” Jakes told Christian Headlines in an interview.
When asked, why he decided to take on leading a foundation that requires raising millions of dollars from corporations, Jakes asserted that he’s on a mission for God.
“Eighty percent of the jobs in future America will involve science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). I want to make sure that we are bridging that gap in helping people get the jobs that they need in the future,” Jakes shared.
If numbers are any indicator, the foundation is headed in the right direction. According to the bishop, last week, 5,000 kids participated in the STEAM online camp.
But, for Jakes, it is not just about the number of kids enrolled in the program, it is also about the impact the program is having on the kids.
“I’ve been involved in this type of work for years, since my days of doing prison…
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