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with ninth-graders, the NBMBAA has mentored more than 8,000 students in its 20 years of existence; 95% of which have enrolled in college. The organization has provided more than $3.5 million in scholarship and pro- gram support, but it wants to go further.
“We’re launching our 2020 goal in May of this year, which calls for
us to reach 100,000 mentor hours by providing one-on-one interactions and small group workshops, as well as some online and speed mentoring,” Tyson says.
For LOT, mentoring means preparing students for college, leader- ship development, public speaking, and social engagement.
“We encourage them to set goals and to focus on academic achieve-
ment,” Tyson says. “We also ask that they pay it forward; to help those behind them in their community the way we are helping them.”
‘What’s Important Won’t Be Easy’ Tyson says that people stepped into his own life and invested in him.
A global and marketing operations expert, who formerly worked for Exx- onMobil, Tyson credits mentors for contributing to his success.
“Mentors inspired me to step up in areas I didn’t think I could,” Ty-
son says. “Showing the young that stepping outside their comfort zone is critical to their success is necessary,” he says, adding, “What’s important won’t be easy.”
The LOT program begins in ninth grade. There are 33 NBMBAA
chapters across the U.S. From HBCU college tours, to case competitions, and scholarship support, LOT and the NBMBAA have much to offer to- morrow’s business leaders.
You can go to the NBMBAA website to learn about a LOT program in your community.
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