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I believe that a (wo)man’s value in life is not so much how well they do for themselves. One’s true value ought to be measured by their impact on society, now and in the future.

Motivated by Caritas, Ma’atic and Ubuntu philosophies, as well as related notions of African holism, I focus on delivering high-impact service to the academe, but also the wider society.

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Media Now! Summer Camp

July 2022 – Present

The Media Now Summer Camp offers prospective high-schoolers the perfect amount of fun mixed in with upskilling your journalism experience, this is it. Field trips and hands-on practice with award-winning professional journalists and advisers are all in one space focused on moving you to the next level.

Professor Adae is one of the instructors at Media Now at Drake University, where he teaches classes in Communication Careers and Public Relations Writing.

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Drake Cohort Mandela Washington Fellowship Program

July 2021 – Present: 

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the U.S. Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). YALI was created in 2010 and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2020. 

Established in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship has brought nearly 5,800 young leaders from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States for academic and leadership training. The Fellows, between the ages of 25 and 35, are accomplished innovators and leaders in their communities and countries.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX.

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Latinos in Action

Latinos In Action (LIA) offers an asset-based approach to bridging the graduation and opportunity gap for Latino students, working from within the educational system to create positive change. It’s program operates as a year-long elective course taught by a highly-qualified teacher at the middle school, junior high, and high school level. The end goal is to empower Latino youth to lead and strengthen their communities through college and career readiness. This is accomplished by focusing on four pillars: leveraging personal and cultural assets, excelling in education, serving the community, and developing leadership skills

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Runathon Global

  • July 2023 – Present: Chairman, Runathon Global Inc.
  • July 2023 – Present: Chairman, Runathon Ghana Limited
  • October 2012 – June 2023: Founder and Chairman, Runathon Ghana Foundation

Crew Scholars Program

May 2021 to Present:

Faculty Mentor, Crew Scholars Program, Drake University

The Crew Scholars Program offers a community in which students build lifelong friendships, attend exciting events, and get involved in every aspect of campus life, all while cultivating academic and leadership skills and nurturing their passion for making a difference.

The Crew Scholars Program:

  • Provides focused social and academic support for its members.
  • Encourages active campus participation.
  • Recognizes and nurtures individual identities.
  • Prepares students for leadership and mentorship roles.

Crew Scholars enrolled full-time in on-campus courses are guaranteed a 50% tuition deduction.