The community is invited to enjoy this year’s Convocation Speaker, Cyrus Birch, III. Birch is a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College and The University of North Carolina where he received both an Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Cyrus has spent the past 12 years as a dropout prevention coordinator, behavioral interventionist, and a youth advocate. Cyrus is the President of “Roses In Concrete”. RIC is a nonprofit organization that focuses on youth empowerment through leadership/career development, post-secondary education goal-setting, and athletics, namely basketball. Cyrus began modeling and acting two years ago and is part of the cast of currently the largest box office movie on the globe, Marvel Studio’s “The Black Panther”. Cyrus is a stunt performer and is seen in the movie as an African warrior of the Jabari tribe led by M’baku. Cyrus is using his platform to speak to today’s generation concerning finding their purpose and pursuing their passion with reckless abandon.
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