The Carter Foundation hosts summit

The Carter Foundation held their "Walk A Mile In My Shoes Summit" Sunday.
Published: Mar. 5, 2023 at 6:01 PM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Carter Foundation held its “Walk A Mile In My Shoes Summit” Sunday.

The Carter Foundation is a local nonprofit that makes a difference in the lives of local boys and girls in our area.

It hosted a summit in the hopes of educating young people on the different paths to success local community members have taken.

“And so basically what we‘ve got, different people from the community coming in and telling their story, actually letting them walk a mile in their shoes, said founder, James Carter. “So, it wasn’t a physical walk. The kids came prepared, thinking we’re going to take a physical walk. We wanted to do a mental walk.”

“So, I really spoke to them about their own shoes. The essence of this whole event is about walk a mile in my shoes. So, I allowed them to kind of look at themselves and pay attention to their own shoes, knowing that stay true to their feet, stay true to the path that God has for them, stay true to their size, per se. I still fit the same shoe I had since I was 12 or 13. But the shoes change overtime,” said summit speaker, Kaylan McCoy.

The Carter Foundation plans to host more summits throughout the year focusing on education, motivation, and elevation.