Markese Bryant

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Markese Bryant

2012 Fellow, Black Male Achievement Fellowship
Founder of Fight for Light with John Jordan

Markese Bryant 2012 Fellow, Black Male Achievement Fellowship

Bold Idea 

Transform communities by empowering local black college students to be environmental leaders by providing access to sustainable energy and urban agriculture practices.

Summary 
Fight For Light will offer a transformational experience for students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We will recruit high performing students to become change agents for environmental sustainability in low-income communities.
Experience 

Markese W. Bryant was born and raised in East Oakland and Vallejo, CA.  At the age of six, he lost his mother to drugs and his father to the prison system. In 2005, Markese nearly met the same fate after he was caught selling crack cocaine in his neighborhood. Fortunately, Markese was given an opportunity to correct his mistakes through the Oakland Mentor diversion program. One year later, he enrolled into Morehouse College and began organizing his campus and his community, speaking about the merits of sustainability.

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Tags
  • 2012
  • Fellow, Black Male Achievement Fellowship
  • Environment
  • Nonprofit
  • North America
  • United States

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