Nurturing the Entrepreneurial Mindset

In their article, “Defining and Assessing Entrepreneurial Mindset”,”Dr. Gary Litchstein, PhD. and Dr. Sarah Zapp, PhD. identified the five most commonly mentioned attributes of an entrepreneur. These attributes are: *risk taking, *innovation, *sales/marketing, *perseverance, and *independence/limited structure. How can we nurture middle and high school students to develop these five attributes and inspire them to…

Raising Socially Responsible Leaders

“Social responsibility is an ethical theory, in which individuals are accountable for fulfilling their civic duty; the actions of an individual must benefit the whole of society. In this way, there must be a balance between economic growth and the welfare of society and the environment.” ~ Pachamama Alliance On the first day of the…

Bringing a Big Idea to Life

Six months ago, I had a big idea to start a summer program for underresourced, underprivileged, urban middle and high school students focused on entrepreneurship, environmental conservation, personal leadership, and community service. I titled it GENERATION2050. Some people were skeptical when I described the program concept to them. Some even wondered out loud if the…

Getting Future Ready

In January 2017, I submitted a proposal to The Children’s Trust in response to their request for proposal for summer youth enrichment summer camp programs for under-resourced youth. I was thrilled a few weeks ago to be notified that the proposal was funded. GENERATION2050 is an innovative program that immerses middle and high school youth…

Building Powerful Partnerships

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams During my years as the Executive Director at Peacemaker Family Center (PFC) in Miami, Florida, I have learned that community development cannot happen without collaboration between energized leaders joining their efforts around…

Serving Without Fear

“I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.” ~ Bob Goff In less than three months, a diverse team of servant leaders will leave Trinity Church for Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This will be my fourth opportunity to lead a Trinity Mission Team to Cambodia and my fifth…

Jeep Meet For A Cause

Our July 19th, Sunday afternoon Jeep Meet For A Cause was an amazing success!! The ‘Lightweight4x4′ and “We R Lifted’ Jeep Clubs led a group of South Florida Jeep and 4×4 Club members, driving in caravan style from Hialeah to Miami Gardens, Florida, beginning at 3:00 p.m. I was so excited and in awe as…