Tennis Ball keynote speakers share dreams

Each year, the Tennis Ball, An Achievable Dream’s annual fundraising gala of over 900 attendees, features a keynote speaker — an AAD graduate with an incredible story of overcoming obstacles and achieving dreams.

Last year’s speaker, Kami’lah Brown, now doctorate of dental surgery candidate 2020 of Meharry Medical College, shared:

“An Achievable Dream was an incredible component to my journey of survival. It was then that I truly found my power through resilience. I was reminded of the slogan, ‘I am somebody,’ and decided that the determinant of my destiny was simple: KEEP GOING!”

–> Click here to watch Kami’lah’s speech

Don’t miss this year’s incredible keynote speaker, Rashida Stevens, AAD Class of 2004, and attorney at K&L Gates, one of the largest law firms in the United States.


Proceeds from the Tennis Ball support An Achievable Dream’s annual operating budget, allowing us to provide the SAME® (social, academic and moral education) curriculum, which has proven to be the foundation for success for students like Kami’lah, Rashida, and thousands more!

Be part of something bigger. Help us grow the dream at the 26th Annual Tennis Ball!

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