A focus of our mentorship program is building young entrepreneurs, and it is never too late to begin channeling the spirit and confidence of entrepreurship, but often times young entrepreneurs need help with aspects of organization in turning their ideas into a successful business - finances, legal, marketing, website design, pricing, the list goes on.
As Raleigh basketball legend Brock Young begins applying himself beyond playing basketball, his passion for the game of basketball will never stop. Through our program, Brock will be able to continue to make impact in young player's lives, but it is important through our network of relationships that we are also putting Brock in best possible situation to find his own personal success.
Brock is now focused on running several small businesses, including an organic cleaning service and a t-shirt/printing company. Through our relationship network, our program has successfully connecting Brock to a website design resource who can help him build a website for his business, so he is as successful of a small business owner as he can be!
Yesterday morning, we stood in solidarity at the Wake County Courthouse. The event was coordinated by Jamison Sanders and Chris Jackson, and served as an opportunity to continue the positive imagery of Black Men while other races stand with us as we continue to create our own narrative and take a stand against social injustices. It was important to stand with my brothers, and I also made several strong relationships with successful black men who were interested in supporting Triple Threat's cause.
Though COVID-19 is rightfully on the back-burner since George Floyd's murder, the pandemic magnified disconnectedness, hitting black youth doubly - 1) questioning the value our country places on black lives and 2) lacking the structure from school, athletics and camps. Evidence Based Mentoring recently shared the editorial linked below, "Now is the time to offer solidarity and support to young people of color." It is critical we all show up how we can for black youth, at the time where they need us most in my lifetime.