Faith Matters: Kirk Franklin Uses His Famous Voice to Motivate UAPB Students

Published 02/25 2014 06:46PM

Updated 02/26 2014 07:37AM

PINE BLUFF, AR - Renowned gospel singer Kirk Franklin visited the University of Pine Bluff (UAPB) on Tuesday to motivate students and the community.

Franklin's visit was part of the 41st Annual Youth Motivation Task Force Observance at the school.

This is a time students are connected with professionals in the business community to help guide students to their career goals.

"They also gain information in reference to what they need to do as far as what will help them figure out their transition into the real world of work," says program coordinator Earnestine McLaughlin.

Franklin shared his personal struggles to encourage students to never give up.

High school students in Jefferson County also attended the event.

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