Urban Youth, A Philadelphia Based Nonprofit Presents




With Special Guests Larry Miller, President and Howard “H” White,

Senior Vice President of The JORDAN BRAN

Philadelphia – Hot off the release of their highly successful “What It Takes E-Mentoring Lessons Learned Guide” Urban Youth (UY), the Philadelphia-based non-profit dedicated to improving the futures for at-risk youth, brought together the top executives of the Jordan Brand to have a candid conversation with our youth about what it took for them to be successful.

“Talking to young people about hard work and dedication being the path to career achievement and success is one thing.” Stated Anthony Martin, founder of Urban Youth “Showing them by having them meet and interact with strong, successful positive role models like Larry Miller and Howard White is a whole different ball game.” Martin continued.

On Tuesday December 3rd the nationally acclaimed What It Takes (WIT) series convened at the African American Museum in Philadelphia for its 11th symposium moderated by Dr. Chuck Williams of Drexel University.

This very special WIT 11 gave over one hundred local students an opportunity to meet and interact with special guests Larry Miller, President and Howard “H” White Senior Vice President of the JORDAN Brand. Together with superstar basketball legend Michael Jordan, this is the team that has built one of the most successful merchandise brands ever!

Larry Miller was excited to be a part of the discussion in his hometown.

“Anytime I get the opportunity to share some insight with young people to help them avoid pitfalls and improve their lives I certainly will.” He said. “ Thanks to Anthony Martin’s What It Takes program I was able to let the students know that no matter what hardships you are going through you can persevere and be successful.

Howard “H” White who is no stranger to the What It Takes symposiums, has been a part of four since 2009. White is also the author of the critically acclaimed book “Believe To Achieve”.

“It was great being a part of this discussion tonight. Because the beauty of life is being able to touch another soul.” White said. “I hope that I was able to inspire, however little, someone else to be who they can truly become.

The “WHAT IT TAKES” SYMPOSIUMS and the E-MENTORING PROGRAM are designed to teach youth ages 14-18 in urban areas “what it takes’’ to be successful in work and life via relationships with caring, ethical, well-regarded men. This is a mutually rewarding program with the potential to change lives.

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UY was born out of the highly successful Urban Youth Racing School, established in Philadelphia in 1998 by Anthony Martin. With a 15-year track record of success, UY is helping reverse the plight of urban youth in America by creating opportunities, igniting careers and transforming lives.

The mission of UY is to provide urban youth with exposure to an educational initiatives and mentoring that will engage them in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers in a more holistic way by teaching youth how to think critically and independently and h preparing youth to embrace the depths of all academic subjects for obtaining the skills necessary for successful science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers.

You can download the e-mentoring guide here.