Meet The Mentors
Helping young people stay on track.
Founder of Ben Crump Law has handled many high-profile civil rights cases, including those involving the tragic deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Corey Jones. He is a frequent contributor to Time, and has published several high-profile articles that address some of the civil rights issues we face today.
Don Jackson is one of the country’s most successful television and media entrepreneurs. His Chicago-based, Central City Productions, has produced, marketed and syndicated television shows for nearly a half-century, with many of the shows becoming bedrock programming for African-American audiences.
Louis Carr has generated 8 billion dollars in revenue over his 33-year career at BET Networks. He is the only African American to head up national sales for a major cable company. Serving as the President of Media Sales, Carr has transformed some of the biggest brands in the United States.
Jonathan McReynolds is a Dove Award-winning and Grammy and Stellar Award-nominated gospel singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Chicago, IL. At just 28, Jonathan’s music has grown from dorm rooms to Christian music’s biggest stages over the course of three full length albums.
Darrell Caldwell is the CEO/Executive Director of Why We Can't Wait, Inc., whose mission is to empower and develop youth/teens in underserved communities. We also will serve families, improving parent involvement and combat growing health disparities such as, but not limited to, childhood obesity, violence, childhood diabetes, and sedentary lifestyles.