I wanted to start off by saying thank you for stopping by to support my eldest of three young men, Keante. Let me take this time to explain to you why I am proud of all that he has accomplished and why I personally feel this is just the beginning. Keante is a driven individual that is laid back and like to let his actions speak for themselves. He has always be an honors student with a solid B average. Personally I do not accept anything less in my house.
At an early age he has always expressed his interest in education beyond high school. The dream of being an engineer form from his love of seeing how things work, looking deeper to what is in your face. I would say around 7th grade is when the dream of Aeronautics Engineering formed. His excitement of planes, their engines, and how to make them safer as well as green is one you would have to experience for yourself. As for the Business double major is him wanted to be his own boss stems from a deeper aspiration of providing for more than himself. Selfless in making sure everyone around him is taken care of and provided for.
Well enough of the mushy stuff because I can praise my baby for days. On to why you are here.
In the Spring of 2018 Keante and I was invited to the Beautillion Millitare Fundraiser dinner by the Andre Givens of 100 Black Men of Indianapolis Financial Literacy Program. That night my son had stars in his eyes. Blinking was not an option for the entire time we were there. At the end of the event he was asked, ” Is this something you can see yourself doing in a few years?”. The response was simple from the young man who was finishing his Freshman year at Purdue Polytechnic High School, ” No sir, I will be here in two years.” So as you can imagine for the next year and a half Keante stayed on task. Opening doors and accepting the invitations as the doors opened for him. To say that not only am I grateful for the men of the 100 but my son is too. They have taught him many things that I am not an expert in and he has in turn invited many of his peers in on the experience.
Let’s fast forward to present day, not only do he attend class every Sunday from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. he also do Saturday Financial Literacy class (year three) from 9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.. On Sunday they discuss everything from their “Man Plan”, succeeding in college with family/friends, professionalism, and health (mental, physical, and emotional). How to balance all and still strive for the goals in which you have for yourself. A requirement of this program is to raise patron dollars to help you with funding college.
Below you will find his brochure and the different levels of sponsorship. Keante has set a goal of $5,000.00 . Any help will be welcomed whether it’s a share of this page, a chair at the banquet, or monetary. The 100 Black Men of Indianapolis is a non-profit and a form for tax purposes will be supplied upon request. We accept checks (see brochure), Cash, Paypal, Zelle (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Cash App ($MayasSanders). All we will need is how you want your name to appear in the Sponsor book.