board members

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Jaron Roberson

Founder / Teacher

Jaron is a passionate educator who is dedicated, with a rigorous commitment to every child's social and academic growth. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a B.S. in Education. He has taught in rural, suburban, and urban settings. Jaron has been awarded Teacher of the Month or Year consecutively in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Winning on the district level in 2019 and was most recently nominated for the 2020 Lifechanger of the Year Award. The ideation behind Leaders To Learners was his experiences going through school as a young black male & now teaching as a black male. Never having a black male teacher, college included; for many of his students, he is the first and statistically probably the last. Black males only comprise 2% of the teaching population. Many negative factors come into play without black male teachers in the classroom. Young men of color suffer from higher dropout rates, are less prone to enroll in gifted courses, and less apt to see college graduation.

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Jason Richardson

Executive Administrator / Olympic Medalist

Jason is an American track athlete who specializes in the 110-meter hurdles. He won the gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu and the silver medal in the same event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He is a strong advocate for closing the racial gap in disproportionate arenas, electing to go back to school at Georgetown University. There he received his Masters in Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management to address the inequity occurring via talent and management of black athletes globally.

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Erik Kynard Jr.

Chief Financial Officer / Olympic Medalist

Erik is an American track and field athlete who competes in the high jump. In his Olympic debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as a 21-year-old, he won a silver medal in the men's high jump. He has long been a champion of community philanthropy. Erik consistently partners with local institutions in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. He is currently in the process of building a family owned fitness complex in an underserved area of the city. Collaborating with local entities to bring health and wealth back to the community where his abilities were cultivated.