On January 16, 2017, DuPont graciously honored The Perry Initiative at their 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The theme of the ceremony was Strengthening Our Communities, Empowering the Individual. DuPont employees shared heartfelt anecdotes from their lives when they were empowered in their personal journeys and the long lasting effects of such intervention.
We were also inspired by keynote speaker, Bonnie St. John, 1984 Paralympic silver medalist, author, and motivational speaker. She praised the Perry Outreach Programs and spoke of the importance of mentors to achieve success in life. 
At the end of the ceremony, The Perry Initiative was presented with a generous check for $5000.00 towards our mission which will fund future Perry Outreach Programs in Newark, DE where DuPont has a large presence.
We thank donors and corporate partners such as DuPont who believe in the importance of empowering individuals, something we strive to do here at The Perry Initiative.