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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Bennie Herron, Class of 2016

Bennie Herron, LPW Class of 2016 

Fairfax County Department of Family Service
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Bennie Herron, Father Engagement Specialist,

Fairfax County Dept. of Social Services


Tell us a little about your job:

I am a Father Engagement Specialist III. I organize and teach Dads Parenting Groups for fathers. I assist practitioners and community partners on best practices around engaging men and fathers.


What’s new since you graduated from LPW? 

I recently published my third poetry collection titled, “Music Made Me (Us) Do This.” I also sit on the board of directors with Words Beats and Life, a non-profit organization that uses Hip Hop and arts to empower and strengthen the youth and communities.


What is your favorite LPW memory?

The team-building activities. They challenged me in a healthy way.


How has Leadership Prince William helped you get to where you are today?

I have a new confidence about myself. I feel like I can connect with people more effectively.


What does leadership mean to you?

It means that you are always willing to learn and take risk.


Any final thoughts?

LPW is Awesome!