Andre was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing and his Master’s in Business Administration from Albany State University.
Andre is an experienced career professional with a demonstrated history of working in the public & private sector. Skilled in team building, public speaking, fundraising, and management, Andre is a forced to be reckoned with dedicated to service and youth advocacy.
Andre first got his passion for youth development when he was a member of an organization called Gentleman of Quality 100 (GQ 100), and it was his responsibility in high school to mentor other young males and also to lead by example. His passion for youth development continued to thrive upon being accepted in college. There Andre served in numerous leadership roles like the Student Government Association President in his senior year. Each role allowed him to grow and ignited his spirit of advocacy in his community and enabled him to further contribute to the growth and success of youth all around him.
Eventually, Andre went on to work and serve at an organization named Quest For Change Inc., where he was tasked with the responsibility of delivering curriculums that supported his personal goals of changing one youth at a time through providing them with the necessary tools to navigate life and give back to their own communities.
Andre also takes pride in volunteering. The Boys and Girls club of America, and Faith Open Door Community are just two of the organizations where Andre was able to leave his mark on Americas leaders of tomorrow through positively impacting youth with effective leadership and constructive mentorship. Andre also currently serves on the National School Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council where he has been endowed with the influence to provide valuable knowledge that ultimately assists the organization on how to properly engage and help youth obtain access to health services that fundamentally has an investment in the overall contribution of holistically developing healthy youth.
Andre is ecstatic to join the GYF family in catapulting youth into their futures by serving as a catalyst that bequeaths young adults with the prerequisites needed to have a successful future through providing them with unique career opportunities.