Jason lived and grew-up on the Southside of Chicago. He is the oldest of three children and also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and the 100 Black Men of Chicago.
He has an affinity for young people and through his life’s work has learned that without purpose or direction young people will continue to be stuck in survival mode willing to do anything for the pursuit of monetary gain. Character development and career exposure are critically important to Jason’s mission in life and exposing students to people, places, and situations beyond their day-to-day reality are the key to changing and shaping their mentality. He believes that we all have a responsibility as educated professionals to give back in whatever capacity we are blessed with, be it time, treasure, or talent.
He is the immediate past Director of the TRiO Talent Search program at Prairie State College where he worked for the past 5 years with 500+ first generation /low income students from 11 schools in the Chicago Heights community. As the executive director of 3 Seeds Mentoring Group he has shifted his focus to work with additional communities here in the south suburbs with a another TRiO talent search program that will
begin in the fall of 2016.