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Students Entering the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Scholars Program at Johns Hopkins University to Read "Fulfilling My Destiny"

Author encourages readers to discover, cultivate, and use their gifts in ‘Fulfilling My Destiny, Step by Step’

SILVER SPRING, MD (April 10, 2014) – The Shepard Institute (TSI), LLC announces that the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Scholars Program at Johns Hopkins University is considering selecting “Fulfilling My Destiny, Step by Step,” the new memoir of TSI founder and book's author Dr. Robert Shepard, as the book to read for its incoming scholars. (published by AuthorHouse).

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"Fulfilling My Destiny, Step by Step should be read by any student desiring to achieve success no matter where they got their start.  Sometimes minority students from any background cannot capture a vision of success.  In his book, Dr. Shepard provides clarity to how one can maintain hope and fulfill their dream," noted Bryan Nance, Senior Program Manager in the CTY Scholars Program.

Shepard’s lifetime of rich experiences is presented with historical context. He reflects on how these experiences interlaced with the history of African Americans to shape the man he has become. He writes with honesty and conviction and his story ultimately shows readers the possibilities of achieving their dreams with hard work, courage and steadfast faith.

About the Author

Robert Louis Shepard,PhD, earned a Bachelor's in chemistry from Saint Augustine's University, and a Master's and PhD in physical organic chemistry from Howard University.  He launched Science and Engineering Alliance, Inc. (known as SEA) and served as founding executive director for nearly twenty-five years.  He later formed The Shepard Institute (TSI), LLC.  Shepard spends his time in Maryland and North Carolina with his wife. “Fulfilling My Destiny, Step by Step” is his first book.

About the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Scholars Program

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Scholars Program was developed in 2004 as the signature scholarship initiative of the CTY.   The mission is to identify high potential 8th grade students from low-income families and from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.  The scholarship prepares these students for top levels of academic achievement and leadership through participation in rigorous summer programs, distance education courses, a mentoring program, and academic support provided by a personal educational advisor.

To fulfill this mission, the Johns Hopkins CTY Scholar, together with his or her parents, will participate in several activities and programs over the next four years.