By Reuben Greene

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum was teeming with service providers and supporters of Governor Wes Moore recently for a speaker series, hosted by United Way and sponsored by DLA Piper. The event, titled “In Their Own Words,” was an opportunity to hear directly from Moore about his vision for a new Maryland.

Prior to his speech Moore was praised for hitting the ground running, the diversity of his cabinet and exceeding expectations within his short time in office. A short address was given by Johnathan Butler, a recent Coppin State Graduate and mentee of the BridgeEDU program. Butler spoke about the program and how it provided him services such as career counseling, financial aid counseling and academic support when he felt there would be no alternative future or support. 

Moore stated that Maryland is an amazing place to call home, “I’m grateful to walk around the halls of this building, reflecting on the strength of where we come from but also knowing how promising our future is,” he said. “We are working to ensure that all young people see this society as a place for them too.”

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