Jamal Bowen

Professor/ Instructor at the Community College of Denver | I teach business. I enjoy creating leaders and showing my students how to create generational wealth.

What role do you play in education? 

I teach business and entrepreneurship at the Community College of Denver.

How long have you been in education? 

I’ve been in education for almost 10 years, but I’ve been teaching at the college for two years.

Why do you think education is important?

Education is important because that’s something that no one can take from you. Education is valuable in the sense that you need that to excel in life and continue to push your future. Most importantly, it’s something no one can take from you.

What do you love most about your role in education? 

What I love most is being able to create leaders. I enjoyed seeing my students take what I taught them and apply it to the real world. I feel that that’s the best thing I have ever done. Being able to just pass down education or knowledge to these students and  see them go into their communities and help their communities grow.

What is the best advice you received about impacting the education sector?

The best advice I received was, never forget about your community. Never forget where you come from. Help those that are in that Community.  You are able to become who you are now, because someone can help you. So never forget where you come from. Never be afraid or feel like you’re too good to go back and help those individuals. 

What advice would you give the younger generation about their education? 

Don’t take it for granted. Don’t be afraid to use your ideas. I’m going to use a quote from Myles Munroe, “Poor people talk about money all the time, rich people talk about things, wealthy people talk about ideas.”

So know,that your idea is valuable and you can be paid for your idea. Your ideas can change the world.

Interview By Kenya Fashaw

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