Pathway of Hope director receives national honor

By: Brad Rowland

In early February, Ronald Skeete, territorial Pathway of Hope director, received an illustrious honor outside of The Salvation Army world. Pocstock, which describes itself as a diversity media agency that focuses on creating positive images of people of color, released its inaugural “Future of Black America Top 50” list and honored Skeete in the process.

“Receiving this award is both a shock and an honor,” Skeete said. “When I was nominated, I had no idea who else would be on the list and definitely didn’t think I’d be selected.”

The list includes individuals from the worlds of politics, media, fashion, technology, business, fitness, and wellness. Skeete shepherds the Pathway of Hope initiative across the Southeast, equipping individuals in the field and providing tremendous leadership that continues to make a sizable impact.

In addition to his work with The Salvation Army, Skeete is a member of 100 Black Men of North Metro Atlanta, volunteering as a mentor for young men of color.

“The company Pocstock wanted to diversify the list and include people doing good work that often may go unnoticed,” said Skeete. “I’m proud to be a part of this inaugural list and represent the great folks who work tirelessly to change communities for the better, like our teams at The Salvation Army.”