Meet The Mentors
Helping young people stay on track.
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.
orey “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, 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).
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.
Captain Alexander Lee is a South Carolina State University Alumnus, a native of Pamplico, South Carolina who is a Captain in the Logistics branch of the US Army. He’s the Assistant Professor of Military Science at NC A&T and is also the Battalion Training Operations Officer.