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Apr 13

Meet a Tar Heel: Christopher Suggs

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Meet Christopher Suggs, an incoming Class of 2021 Tar Heel.

Coming from Kinston, North Carolina, Christopher is the founder and CEO of Kinston Teens, an internationally recognized nonprofit with a mission to empower youth through service, leadership and civic engagement.

He was appointed by Gov. McCrory to NC Governor’s Crime Commission to serve as the youngest member of an advisory that addresses issues surrounding crime and justice. At Carolina, he plans to major in political science and aspires to be a policy maker.

His story of community involvement has been featured in several news outlets, including 20/20, Nickelodeon, and The Real.

Why Carolina?

“The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a phenomenal school! I’ve been in love with Carolina since 2006, when my older brother’s high school basketball team played in the Dean Dome for the NC High School Men’s Basketball State Championships. From the campus, to the programs, to the student culture, to its alumni, there is so much to love about Carolina, and I truly love it all.

I have a strong passion for service, leadership and advocacy, especially when it comes to serving communities here in North Carolina. From starting my own nonprofit organization to being the youngest appointee to the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission, being a leader and representing my state is something I’m deeply invested in. It’s my hope to continue and expand upon these passions at Carolina.”