Jason Thomas has the ability to take a vision and make it reality through sound strategy development partnered with the ability to execute. He is a visionary who has developed a reputation as a respected credible voice in the field of entrepreneurship and career education. He is a man of integrity who leads by example and is recognized for his passion, creativity and ability to inspire others. As the Executive Director, 3 Seeds Mentoring Group, Jason has over 8 years of experience in designing and implementing college and career readiness programs here in the Chicago South Suburban community.
In previous roles, he coordinated the pipeline to college program through Prairie State College providing college and career readiness support to African American male students from 3 high schools representing 8 different communities. The success of the pipeline program allowed him to become the first director of the TRiO Educational Talent Search Program at Prairie State College which served 500 students and families from 11 schools in Chicago Heights. The goal of the program was to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in college. Every year for 5 years straight
the program met its grant objectives and made it possible for hundreds of students to attend college.
In his current role as Executive Director, Jason is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Over the years he has established key relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilizes those relationships to support the organizations mission which is to create innovative, life changing, educational experiences for disadvantaged first-generation students. Jason believes that we are the sum of the daily conversations and experiences we create. He believes we were never put on earth to remain comfortable and that change ALWAYS begins and ends with the individual.
Jason holds a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee State University. He is married with 3 awesome and inspirational children who he is grooming to take over all his business ventures.