December Breakfast Meeting
My talk is titled, “The Promise of America.” It’s about the ability of all Americans, regardless of race to secure the American dream of prosperity.
In order to achieve that dream, we educate the black community on the need to return to our cultural roots of faith, family and education. We also emphasize that the fastest route out of poverty is the private sector through free market enterprise.
Kendall Qualls is the Founder and President of the nonprofit foundation, TakeCharge. Mr. Qualls also teaches at the School of Business at Crown College as a Faculty in Residence.
Mr. Qualls’ organization, TakeCharge strives to unite Americans regardless of background toward a shared history and common set of beliefs. At TakeCharge, they promote that the promise of America is available to everyone regardless of race or social standing.
Mr. Qualls has a unique vantage point to convey that message and to plant the seeds of change desperately needed. Mr. Qualls was raised in a broken home in poverty. He worked full-time to pay for college, served as an officer in the U.S. Army, and later earned three graduate degrees. He worked his way up the ranks at several Fortune 1 00 healthcare companies before he became Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing at a $850M business unit.
Mr. Qualls has been married to his wife, Sheila for 37-years and they have five children together. He was a mentor at Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge and serves on the Board of Hope Farm School, a school for at-risk boys from Minneapolis.
Mr. Qualls recently authored a book, The Prodigal Project: Hope for American Families. He is also on the President’s Advisory Board of the Heritage Foundation.
Mr. Qualls’ message reached millions of people as a speaker and as a guest on The Tucker Carlson Show, Fox & Friends, the Dennis Prager Show and “Garage Logic” with Joe Soucheray.
Mr. Qualls’ articles have been published in the New York Post, Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, The Federalist, Real Clear Politics, The Christian Post and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.