I remember our inaugural L.E.A.D. Ambassador season in 2007 like it was yesterday. One of our Ambassadors Joseph McCrary was in his senior year of high school at Redan with aspirations of competing at the collegiate level as a student and baseball player. He maintained above a 3.0 GPA with solid test scores.
Through exposure that L.EA.D. provided, he is now in his junior year of college at Savannah State University. In addition to being a starting infielder on the baseball team, he also carries a 3.6 GPA. He is majoring in accounting and hopes to work at a top accounting firm upon graduation.
Several people ask us is L.E.A.D. just a baseball team. One of the aspects of L.E.A.D. is the strength of our network in corporate America. I am proud of my board of directors and supporters because in addition to providing financial resources, they can provide career opportunities for our Ambassadors.
Deloitte is one of the top accounting firms in the U.S. and is based in Atlanta. By the grace of God, Joseph has an opportunity to work as an intern at Deloitte this upcoming summer. Working at Deloitte will truly change his life and his community.
Teaching baseball is the broccoli while providing career opportunities is the cheddar cheese.