Danny Bakewell Sr
THIS SPECIAL CELEBRATES MENTORING INITIATIVES AND ACTIVITIES OF BLACK MALE CELEBRITIES, BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS, EDUCATORS, POLITICAL AND COMMUNITY LEADERS. EXPLORING HOW THESE MEN HAVE BECOME MENTORING KINGS. SEEKING TO DISCOVER A SOLUTION, WE REVEAL MEN WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY BUILT THEIR CAREERS FROM THE GROUND UP AND HAVE REACHED BACK TO BRING THE YOUTH ALONG. THIS PROGRAM TELLS IN-DEPTH STORIES OF BLACK MEN WHO HAVE PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE (WITH SIZABLE RESULTS IN MENTORING), THAT ULTIMATELY LEADS OUR BLACK YOUTH TO MAKING POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS IN THEIR COMMUNITY.
Christopher Gude, is an Area Vice President for the Western Market Area. After working two summers as a college intern and State Farm agent team member, Christopher began his State Farm career in and consistently moved up the corporate ranks. He was appointed vice-President agency/sales in the Eastern Market Area in 2012 and assumed his current role in 2017.
Kamau Murray is the founder of the XS Tennis and Education Foundation. Kamau participated in Chicago Park District tennis programs as a child and subsequently was awarded a tennis scholarship to Florida A&M University where he received a full scholarship earning his BA and MBA. Kamau Murray began offering tennis coaching to 5 children in 2004.
Korey “XROSS” Dean Sr.
Korey “XROSS” Dean Sr. is the founder & Executive Director of The Man Up Club, a 501c3 non - profit mentor leadership organization for African American males ages 12-24. Korey Dean, Sr. earned his Bachelor of Science with a dual degree in Sociology and Youth Studies from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities.)
Mr. Charles Geter
Mr. Charles Geter, Brigade Recruiting Officer, MAJ, US Army (Retired) was a recruiting Operations Specialist for 4th Brigade ROTC (SC to DE and WV) since 2004; he has managed efforts to market to, identify, and recruit young people to become commissioned Officers in the United States Army (Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard).