Celerity chef Jeff Henderson makes a stop at Hartsville High School

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Chef Jeff Henderson is making stops across South Carolina visiting schools and prison facilities as part of EdVenture’s “BeABoss Youth Empowerment Tour” where he will speak to more than 1,000 teens about his personal journey from incarceration to professional and personal success.

The star of Food Network’s Flip My Food travels the country to provide an uplifting message to students and community leaders.

“When we invited Chef Jeff here last spring for our first ever Youth Summit, we could see the life-changing impact his personal story had on the teens in attendance,” said Karen Coltrane, EdVenture president and CEO.  “He told them how decisions he made at their age landed him in prison.  Then through his skillful storytelling, he took everyone in the room along as he found his life purpose and learned to make better decisions which eventually led him to become the first African-American Chef at Las Vegas’s Bellagio Hotel, a Food Network star, best-selling author and successful business person.”

Henderson visited C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia, and Hartsville High School Tuesday.  He also plans to visit Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, Woodland High School, Allendale-Fairfax High School, Allendale Correctional Institution and Barnwell High School later this week.

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