IN PICTURES: Hundreds turn out for Dinwiddie’s Lead Well Summit

By: Staff Report | Twitter: @DinwiddieMonitr
Posted: February 3, 2020 | 1:30 p.m.

DINWIDDIE – For those driving by Dinwiddie High School Saturday morning, a double take might’ve been needed as the nearly filled parking lot of the school mirrored that of a regular weekday of classes.

While math and science weren’t on the curriculum for the hundreds of attendees of Dinwiddie’s Lead Well Summit, an education in servant leadership and learning ways to serve in the community to help the county progress to greater heights drew plenty of pens to paper and sparked engaging dialogues during the morning-long conference.

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Last weekend’s summit, a first for Dinwiddie County and one of three events born from the county’s faith-based initiative, the others being the annual health-oriented Live Well Expo and the Learn Well Initiative, which provides school supplies to the county’s Pre-K and kindergarten students, drew over 300 people to Dinwiddie High School for a morning of knowledge and insight centered on inspiring people from all walks of life to serve in the community and how to do it effectively and with purpose.

The morning-long event saw a stirring keynote delivered by Dr. John Kinney, renowned pastor and theology professor at Virginia Union University, both before and after a series of breakout sessions where attendees were able to digest staggering statistics shared from across sectors and discuss ways to get involved to helping to curb some trends, ranging from absenteeism, to food insecurity, to better serving the county’s growing hispanic community.

In Wednesday’s edition of The Dinwiddie Monitor, Michael Campbell was on-hand for the county’s first leadership summit and he will have a complete report on the message shared by Dr. Kinney and reaction from attendees to the event’s message and call to action.

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