Why Is Golf An Elitist Sport?

Long referred to as “the gentleman’s game,” golf carries with it many upper-class connotations. The stereotypical golfer has too much time on their hands and too much money to care. While not completely true, there is a slight amount of accuracy to the idea that the world of golf is walled-off to many. The game [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|Blog, Diversity, Opportunity, Sports, Troy Dixon|0 Comments

How to Use STEM to Empower Today’s Minority Youth

Though historically a leader in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the United States has fallen behind other industrialized countries in producing students who want to pursue a career in STEM-related fields. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Education reported that only 16 percent of high school students expressed an interest in [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Community, Diversity, Opportunity, Troy Dixon|0 Comments

Using Storytelling as a Means to Mentor

“Show, don’t tell.” It’s one of the tropes used by high school English teachers across the country to explain to students that sharing a story full of specifics is more effective than simply stating facts. By the time we get out into the workforce, though, we’ve heard it so much that it doesn’t really mean [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Blog, Community, Diversity, Education, Opportunity, Troy Dixon|0 Comments

Troy Dixon: Unique Challenges, Positive Outcomes: Mentoring Young Men of Color

In America, African Americans have the highest poverty rate at 27.4 percent, followed closely by Hispanics, who have a 26.6 percent poverty rate. Research has shown that poverty is a major threat to a child’s well-being. Children who grow up in poverty from a young age face economic and educational disadvantages and are therefore less [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Blog, Community, Diversity, Education, Opportunity, Troy Dixon|0 Comments