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Author: Vondale Singleton

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The Born 2 Win Podcast hosted by Vondale Singleton highlights individuals winning at high levels in various fields. This podcast is for anyone looking to get ahead in life and willing to take ACTION AND LEARN FROM THE guests life lessons. This is a model branded by C.H.A.M.P.S. Mentoring featuring the 3E's Education, Empowerment, and Exposure.
30 Episodes
Born 2 Win Podcast #17 w/ Jamil McDonald – who is a self-employed, licensed insurance producer, who represents three major insurance companies—as well as over a dozen smaller private companies—that provides financial solutions to families across Texas. Jamil was raised in the Cabrini Green Housing Projects on Chicago’s north side and relocated to Texas, years later, to live with close relatives. Here, he spends his time with real estate investing, e-commerce, and inspiring individuals to become financially independent. Jamil is an influential figure in his community, where he aspires to be a financial advocate, helping our youth to discover, understand, and apply their deepest passions within society.   
GUEST TODAY Special Guest- Chicago Bulls, Senior Director of Community Relations, Adrienne Scherenzel-Curry, shares down to reflect on her Canadian origin, her failures and aspirations, her passions, her twin, and of course her work with the Chicago Bulls.  Adrienne provides oversight and strategic direction for the Chicago Bulls community relations, alumni programs, the Bulls' philanthropic foundation and player community engagement. Guide the development and implementation of community initiatives and social responsibility campaigns that align and support the charitable and business objectives of the Bulls and its corporate partners.
The Born 2 Win podcast highlights individuals excelling at high levels in their purpose and calling. This podcast is for anyone looking to get ahead in life and willing to take ACTION and reach their full potential. Using our C.H.A.M.P.S. Mentoring Model of the 3E's Education, Empowerment, and Exposure.GUEST TODAY Special Guest Mindful Muscle Founder, Rashad Sanders sits down to reflect on his life, family, business, and future aspirations.  Follow Rashad Sanders here!⬇️Website | | CHAMPS MENTORING Here!⬇️✅ Please like and subscribe to our Podcast from our✅ Please like and subscribe this page and our CHAMPS Youtube-✅ For business inquiries contact me at✅ Let's connect:Personal Facebook- Facebook- Twitter - Instagram - Youtube-
The Born 2 Win podcast highlights individuals excelling at high levels in their purpose and calling. This podcast is for anyone looking to get ahead in life and willing to take ACTION and reach their full potential. Using our C.H.A.M.P.S. Mentoring Model of the 3E's Education, Empowerment, and Exposure.Today our 4 special guests Sky Schools give teachers tools & techniques they can use inside the classroom and at home to practice self-care so they can manage their own stress and negative emotions.These teachers naturally buffer the stress of the children they serve, thus helping them become more resilient and successful.GUESTS TODAY Founder, International Director, Bill HermanBill received his BFA, MFA and teaching credentials from the Art Institute of Chicago. He founded SKY Schools and has trained SKY Schools teachers in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Australia, South Africa, Canada and England as well as the United States.Program Coordinator and Board Member, Preeti GuptaCommunity Coordinator, Beverly WalkerCoach, Educator, Intrinsic, Sky, CHAMPS MENTOR, Orlandus ThomasFollow Sky Schools here!⬇️Web | | | | h CHAMPS MENTORING Here!⬇️✅ Please like and subscribe to our Podcast from our✅ Please like and subscribe this page and our CHAMPS Youtube-✅ For business inquiries contact me at✅ Let's connect:Personal Facebook- Facebook- Twitter - Instagram - Youtube-
Freddie Golden, Jr., a 19-year-old from Chicago, IL, is currently pursuing a computer science degree at Morehouse College. After receiving $1.6 million dollars in academic scholarships in highschool, Freddie is able to obtain his Morehouse College degree free of charge. Coming from the rough west side environment of Chicago, Freddie hopes to spread a positive message to the youth through his book: financing your college education is possible.
We had a surprise guest and announcement by Tinker Hatfield- The Greatest Shoe Designer of All Time- Nike's Vice President of Design and Special Projects.  Tinker shares his recent thoughts on the MBK/Ravensbourne London Final Presentation of the London/Chicago Cultural Exchange. His fondest memories of working closely with Michael Jordan and his meeting up with Cabrini Greens kids consistently.  Tinker also shares the surprise of donating for 3 years straight to CHAMPS Male Mentoring via the NBA Championship Bottles design fee via Michelob Ultra.  
William "Billy" Moore joined Vondale Singleton live at CHAMPS Saturday for this Live Audience Podcast recording.  He discussed his new book "Until The Lion Speaks"  Having been incarcerated for twenty years for the shooting incident that led to No #1 player in the nation, Benji Wilson's death in 1984.  He also was a victim of gun violence when he lost   his own son to gun violence.Mr. Moore devotes his life to ensuring that other young men live lives of meaningful purpose as opposed to regret.  CRED’s holistic approach brings together proven models—street outreach, life coaching, and counseling, violence prevention, workforce development, advocacy and prevention— to create transformative change in the South and West side communities of Chicago.  Mr. Moore has been coined a violence interrupter as his hands on work and sharing of his life’s experiences has had a noted impact on countless individuals who needed a compassionate counselor to expose them to hope and lead them from criminal and violent lifestyles.    
Dwayne has been a three-time guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, correspondent for Next TV, hosted the Unity breakfast for The Obama Presidential Library and has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX, WYCC, WTTW, NBC and PBS networks for his impactful work throughout various communities. Dwayne has also received a Proclamation from the Pennsylvania State Legislatures for his book: The STOP – Improving Police and Community Relations.  Recognizing his work for creating solutions to improve police and community relations, Dwayne received EBONY Magazine’s EBONY Power 100’s “Community Crusader” award and the FBI’s Director of Community Leadership Award for his work to improve Police and Community Relations and his efforts to educate parents to the dangers of social media. Follow Dwayne Bryant!⬇️Website | https://www.dwaynebryant.comFollow CHAMPS MENTORING Here!⬇️✅ Please like and subscribe to our Podcast from our✅ Please like and subscribe this page and our CHAMPS Youtube-✅ For business inquiries contact me at✅ Let's connect:Personal Facebook- Facebook- Twitter - Instagram - Youtube-
Sam Binion has been working with CHAMPS since its inception. Sam is a pillar of the Greater Grand Crossing community and has devoted his life to promoting community safety and working with young men to build positive identity and reach their full potential. He is one of the Founders of Operation Neighborhood Safety
In recent years, Jermaine Lawrence Anderson Enterprises and its founder has educated and empowered many clients and businesses alike to discover their purpose as they journey to achieve personal and professional success.Jermaine has been the force behind many exclusive brands, products, and record breaking live events including The Chicago Gentlemen’s Brunch. Jermaine Lawrence Anderson was recognized by Real Times Media Group as Someone You Should Know (Who’s Who in Black Chicago, March 2012) and was recently appointed to NBC5 Chicago’s Community Action Board. In addition, Jermaine was named as a 2016 Man of Excellence by the Chicago Defender Newspaper.Jermaine Lawrence Anderson makes appearances on television, in print and on radio giving his expertise, styling knowledge, and leadership tips with a fresh perspective on moving to the next level. Jermaine will help you move from acceptable to exceptional.
From the south side of Chicago, Jamila Trimuel is a results-driven leader and encourages others to pursue purpose at all costs. She is the Founder of Ladies of Virtue, an award winning mentoring program that has empowered over 1,000 girls to become confident and purpose-driven leaders.​As a mentor, social entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Jamila Trimuel has over ten years of experience in strategic planning and community engagement for nonprofit organizations. Jamila is a Broad Residency alum, a highly competitive leadership program that places participants in high-level managerial positions to help transform our public school systems. Jamila is the product of the South Shore community on Chicago’s southeast side.  She attributes a large part of her success to her parents and thanks them for fueling her grit and desire to pursue her passion at all costs. Jamila was recognized as Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Humanitarian Award winner in 2012.  She was also recognized as a Change Agent and invited to the United State of Women Summit hosted by the White House in 2016.  In 2017, she was recognized by Chicago Scholars for their 35 under 35 Award and received Rush University’s Hidden Figures Award. Jamila was one of the 100 community leaders from Chicago (500 in total around the world) invited to attend the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit in 2017. In addition, she was a 2017 National Mentor Summit Fellow.  She also won the Coaches Award at the 2018 Social Venture Partners (SVP) Fast Pitch competition for Chicagoland nonprofits. Jamila also presented her Tedx Talk in 2018 entitled, "Make Today Your Saturday. Live a Fulfilled Life of Purpose." Furthermore, in 2018, Jamila was honored alongside Jesse Jackson Sr. with the "Giving a Hand Out to Give a Hand Up" Mentoring Award by the Calahan Foundation. In 2019, Jamila was honored with the Leading Lady Community Award by the Daisie Foundation. ​Jamila has a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science in Health Systems Management from Rush University.  She also holds a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from The Broad Center for Management of School Systems. In addition to the Broad Residency, Jamila graduated from several prestigious leadership programs including the Schweitzer Fellowship and the IMPACT Leadership Development Program founded by the Chicago Urban League and the University of Chicago. She is also a Kellogg Executive Scholar from Northwestern University. In addition, she is a Licensed Minister at New Life Covenant – Southeast under the leadership of Pastor John F. Hannah.  Jamila resides in the South Loop community with her husband, Damien.​Community Leadership78 Community Advisory Council member appointed by Mayor Lori LightfootStatus of Women and Girls Working Group - Co-Chair of the Economic Development Committee - Office of the City Clerk, Anna ValenciaCivic Engagement Advisory Council (Core Member) - Office of the City Clerk, Anna ValenciaIllinois Council for Women and Girls - Founding Steering Committee MemberGreater Bronzeville Neighborhood Network - Workforce Development Steering Committee MemberCoalition for Urban Girls - Steering Committee Member​
Anthony Wright is the Chief Executive Officer for Ring of Hope.  Mr. Wright serves as a Pastor, teacher, visionary, and community leader in the Greater Grand Crossing community. He is a graduate of Trinity International Deerfield IL, with two bachelor’s degrees: one in Christian Ministry and, the other in organizational leadership. Anthony Wright later received a master’s degree in Social work from the University of Chicago and, currently working toward his LCSW (license clinical social worker).  For over a decade he has worked within the Chicago Public School system with high school and grammar school students, as a teacher, prevention specialist, and more recently as a social worker.  Anthony Wright has a passion for community development and outreach. He has been married for over 25 years to wife Chondra Wright, and the proud father of five boys. After more than 15 years in ministries and nine years in community development, Anthony Wright, continues to be a leading voice of inspiration for those in which he serves.
Host Vondale Singleton sits down with Christopher Crater, a Chicago Native rooted in serving his city.   Christopher is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University with a BA in Communication and a graduate from Arkansas State University with a Masters Degree in Communication Studies. Christopher is currently a part of the Public Engagement Team at the Obama Foundation as the Community Engagement Associate. Christopher helps lead the community engagement efforts around bringing the Obama Presidential Center to Chicago’s Southside. Most recently, Christopher served as Director of Community Programs for Urban Prep Academies.With more than 6 years of urban education experience as both a teacher and administrator on Chicago’s West and Southside. Christopher has worked closely with several Chicago violence prevention programs around the advancement of African American males.
Special Guest Walter Mendenhall IV is positively transforming the way men live and lead in their communities through leadership and entrepreneurship development. He is a husband, father, Former NFL Football player, author, speaker, and Founder of the Male Mogul Initiative.  Just this week he just signed with Kyrie Irving to run and will help manage the @kai11fund with training small black and brown businesses to  help them access capital.Follow Walter Mendenhall IV Here!⬇️Web | www.waltermendenhall.com | CHAMPS MENTORING Here!⬇️✅ Please like and subscribe to our Podcast from our✅ Please like and subscribe this page and our CHAMPS Youtube-✅ For business inquiries contact me at✅ Let's connect:Personal Facebook- Facebook- Twitter - Instagram - Youtube-
Host Vondale Singleton welcomes Damien Howard.  His focus is to nurture the growth of entrepreneurial and servant-minded leaders, who grow leaders and transform their communities.His  current focus is strengthening mentoring services for the youth of Urban America. he is a  coach, mentor, and serve the #MentoringMovement for the hope of #UrbanEducationReform.As the founder of Clever Characters,  Damien leads a team of mentors, educators, and parents who schools across the nation. 
Special Guest Joseph Williams shares about the Chicago Based Mr. Dads Fathers Club. The Mr. Dad's Father's Club was created to help get more fathers actively involve in the community's as well as in the Chicago Public School system.
David A. Gethers is a dynamic and energetic Life Transformation Specialist. In 2013 after spending 15 years in prison, David, with only a high school diploma, got out of prison with a plan to transform his life. He did just that! He entered collage at Governors State University, in University Park IL. In 2014, he would go on to become the Vice-President of the Student Senate and graduate Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication in 2016. David also went to Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais, II where he earned his Masters Degree in Leadership in 2019. Davis is the founder of The 2Gethers Foundation and the CEO of Defy The Odds, INC. David delivers transformational messages of empowerment, encouragement and hope to diverse audiences with workshops on Decision Making, Dealing with Adversity, and Blue Print 2 Success. David leaves his audience with his exceptional charge: live with impact, live with intention, live with integrity.
As the CEO of Chicago Scholars, Dominique Jordan Turner is responsible for leading the organization, and working collaboratively with the Board, and senior level management to establish and implement operational and programmatic goals, as well as cultivating partnerships that positively impact the organization. If you are interested in learning more about the Chicago Scholars Community, and how to get involved, Dominique will be happy to connect with you.Prior to joining Chicago Scholars, Dominique served as the Posse Foundation’s Chicago Director. She was the Regional Director of Network Growth for the KIPP Foundation, where she managed the Smart Growth process across the network. Dominique began her career as a management consultant at Deloitte, where she focused on process reengineering and customer relationship management.Additionally, Dominique was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Panama. She is fluent in Spanish and holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University and a M.B.A. from Marquette University. She has been selected for several prestigious leadership programs including IMPACT through Chicago Urban League and University of Chicago, the Trinity Fellowship in Urban Leadership, New York University’s Lead the Way Fellowship and the Broad Residency in Urban Education. Dominique is also the founder and face of Speak On It™; a weekly video blog focusing on leadership, success and what she calls the ‘art of winning’. Because we spend most of our waking hours at work, she wants to help you be great when you are there.  But before all of that, she says her most important job is being the mom to her daughter Kennedy, who is a brilliant, talented, kind and funny 4th grader at Morgan Park Academy. Dominique is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated and a graduate of Clark Atlanta University. She has been recognized numerous times for her work in the community. In 2016, her sorority named her Woman of the Year, Glamour Magazine recognized her as one of their 50 hometown heroes, and the esteemed radio show Café Mocha acknowledged her with the Community Activist Award. Given her leadership in the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has appointed her to both the Chicago Board of Education and the Chicago Public Library Board. Additionally, Dominique is one of the 20 leaders selected from more than 20,000 applicants from 191 countries to be an inaugural Obama Foundation Fellow. This Fellowship will be a collaborative effort to elevate and continue to empower the next generation of Chicago leaders. Outside of work, Dominique is fluent in Spanish, loves to dance, travel and spend time with her “Fit Chics” family working out. Her home and office is filled with inspirational quotes and one of her favorite is “I’ll find a way or make one”. Dominique has a new book “Finding Your Superpowers” coming in 2019! Dominique is passionate about creating equal education opportunities for underserved youth.  She believes that education is not a merit of socioeconomic status, but a valuable resource to pull marginalized youth out of poverty and into leadership positions that positively influence their communities.Dominique’s advice to Scholars is to maximize your leadership while in college. Do not just join an organization, be the president of that organization, or start your own.
Special Guest-​Darnell Leatherwood is a doctoral candidate, Institute of Education Sciences (IES) fellow, and Illinois Board of Higher Education (DFI) fellow at the University of Chicago in the School of Social Service Administration. He holds a M.A. in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a B.S. from the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he double majored in Management (concentration in Entrepreneurship) and Business Process Management. Before starting his doctoral program, Darnell taught algebra 1 at the Urban Prep Academies and was the civic engagement coordinator & an assistant teacher at the Montessori School of Englewood in Chicago.  Black Boys Shine is a campaign to illuminate the extraordinary, positive, and often unrecognized character and contributions of Black boys and men nationally and internationally. The strengthening of the Black male image is paramount to this cause. That said, we take back control of the Black male image/narrative and showcase a truth that is often obscured, Black Boys are brilliant, Black Boys are innovative, Black Boys are exceptional...Black Boys Shine!Black Boys Shine was founded by Darnell Leatherwood and co-founded by Chad Lyles.
Joined by NBA Legend Craig Hodges who hails from the Chicago area and was born Craig Anthony Hodges is an American retired professional basketball player and former head coach of the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League. He played in the NBA for 10 seasons and led the league in 3-point shooting percentage three times.He played with the greatest NBA player ever, Michael Jordan and won two NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls, and along with Larry Bird, is one of only two players to win three consecutive Three Point Contests at the National Basketball Association All-Star Weekend, winning the competition in 1990, 1991, and 1992. Hodges also holds the Three Point Contest records for the most consecutive shots made with 19, set in 1991, and the most points scored in a single round at 25, set in 1986.[4] He was later a head coach at Chicago State University, an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers and head coach of the Halifax Rainmen of the National Basketball League of Canada.
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