Navigating the many traps of over 14 years of foster care and economic poverty was nothing short of a miracle for Derrius. His story of triumph is impossible without a web of support from teachers, coaches, and mentors who sparked a fire in his mind and soul.
Black Men are one of the most financially insecure populations in America, experiencing some of the highest rates of unemployment and barriers to education. BREAUX Capital is exploring how we might leverage technology to advance the financial health for this often-overlooked group.
Navigating the many traps of over 14 years of foster care and economic poverty was nothing short of a miracle for Derrius. This is the journey from becoming an orphan to challenging unjust systems and inspiring younger generations as an entrepreneur, author, and creative.
State of Mind
The most important part of any student’s scholarship application is not the materials they submit to judges, but rather the mindset they have BEFORE completing the application. The sooner students understand this, the sooner they will be on their way to scholarship success, and in many ways success beyond scholarships.
Providing young adults with a foundation of skills and knowledge to assist them in gain scholarships and grants to pay for college and avoid student debt. This includes identifying the most important components that scholarship judges look for in scholarship applications and listing the resources where national and local scholarships can be found.
“Derrius Is That Dude…he stayed behind after his session with us to talk to all the students who wanted one-on-one time.” – Jeremy, Student from New York City
“I’m glad our school brought Derrius in to speak to my class, we needed it and he wasn’t like any of those boring old speakers” – Ashley, Administrator from Chicago, IL