The mission of CEO's of COLOR NFP, Inc is to make opportunities for equitable education and strategic young entrepreneurship accessible to the community, while also striving to provide guidance to promote leadership and support the economic development of young people of color.
Our Vision at CEO's of COLOR is to be the leading home for the next generation of CEOs: youth entrepreneurs of color.
CEO's of Color begins with a young man attending school at Gary Comer Middle School. Adeeb witnessed first-hand a glaring lack of diversity and student advocacy in decision making and the direct impact of that disconnect on the predominantly students of color the network served. There-and in many meetings since- he grew tired of being one of few members with any shared experience with students and families served.
Adeeb benefitted from a strong educational support system and success in advocacy, which assist him in navigating leadership in education with aplomb. His drive systemic changes at the local level but to many people- especially those with similar backgrounds-fail to gain the access, networks, and opportunities necessary to impact change at that level.
In 2021, Adeeb founded Black Youth Leadership , and educational leadership and consulting firm with the simple but important mission: Educate & develop cultural change agents that could make profound contribution to their school communities.
After, educational consulting BYL21 pivot it focus to entrepreneurial education with a strong mission to make opportunities for equitable education and strategic young entrepreneurship accessible to the community, while also striving to provide guidance to promote leadership and support the economic development of young people of color.
The Academy's first program, the CEO's of Color Fellowship , was designed to identify and elevate emerging diverse talent and embolden them to change the landscape of their community by providing them with unique leadership development experience. CEO's of Color goes beyond training . CEO's of Color connects, supports, and elevates; and we do it all in love , service and through community.
Mentorship: CEO's of COLOR provides a holistic approach to entrepreneurship. Not only addressing the entrepreneurial milestone but also addressing the social-emotional and academic needs of the student.
We prided ourselves for being a change agent. Ensuring that in the short time we our making a life-time impact in the lives of young entrepreneurs.
Innovation: Our objective is to design an innovative environment that reflects the talents and skills of our young entrepreneurs.
Providing them with on-hand experiences that will allow them to reach their personal and entrepreneurial milestones.
Exposure: We provide next-level exposure to our young entrepreneurs. Ensuring that understand the world beyond their school, home, and community.
With the objective to make them competitive within the industry of their choice.