"On purpose and with a purpose."

Melvin Adams: Dynamic former Harlem Globetrotter
September 08, 2014

Melvin Adams

Dynamic former Harlem Globetrotter



Harlem Globe Trotter Melvin Adams — surrounded by staff members Scott Gordon, Officer Travis Gilliam, Caitlin Dobrowolski, Andrew Newton, Amanda Dowdy and Chiara Hoyt — tells staff members to go to school “on purpose with a purpose.”

"Cumberland County Public Schools held convocation to kick off the new school year recently. The event took place in the Cumberland and middle school’s cafetorium. The featured motivational speaker was Melvin Adams, a former Harlem Globe Trotter. Adams, who has spoken to over three million youth, stated that he owed his success primarily to a guidance counselor who came to school every day 'on purpose and with a purpose.'

His message to teachers and staff members was to emulate his former guidance counselor by forming positive relationships with students and motivating them to achieve."

Source: The Farmville Herald