Foundation Offers FREE Workshop To Motivate Black Male Students After Tumultuous 2020

By: Ezekiel Taylor Foundation
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EZTaylor Workshop Flyer
EZTaylor Workshop Flyer
CHICAGO - Dec. 3, 2020 - PRLog -- The Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation (ETSF) is hosting a FREE workshop to ReEnergize African-American male students as 2020 comes to an end. ReCharge, ReBoot will be held virtually on Saturday, December 5. The workshop, sponsored by Discover Financial Services, will offer career, college, financial, health, mental health and relationship management tips for young men navigating the challenges of life.

"2020 has been a challenging year for so many young people," says Tenisha Taylor, Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation CEO. "From being forced into e-learning, rising racial tensions, social distancing from friends, to losing jobs and even loved ones, living through this pandemic has been stressful. Our goal is to provide an outlet for these young men to dive into provocative conversations about the perils of life and to receive encouragement, in a safe, non-judgmental environment with professional black men who look like them."

The workshop features accomplished African-American males who work in health, law, athletics, entrepreneurship, marketing and financial management. Dr. Derek Robinson, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois; Eric D. Tidwell, Esq., General Counsel for the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr.; DyShaun Muhammad, Global Head of Marketing for Uber Eats; Walter Harris, Retired NFL Player (Chicago Bears); and Derrius Quarles, the Million Dollar Scholar, are all tasked with sharing real life failures, successes and advice.  "Having someone you can relate to, guide you and mentor you is extremely important," says Julius Alexander III, Head of Emerging Payments for Discover. "It's imperative for us who've climbed the ladder of success to impart knowledge into those who are coming behind us, so they don't make the same mistakes," he says. Alexander, a graduate of DeLaSalle High School and Northern Illinois University, is also a guest speaker. As part of its dedication to diversity, and supporting organizations that assist underserved communities, Discover is sponsoring Saturday's event.

"We are thrilled to have the support of Discover on this initiative," says Taylor.  "This endeavor showcases Discover's commitment of being willing to get in the trenches with non-profits who are making a difference in our communities." Taylor's father, Ezekiel Taylor, was killed in Chicago's ruthless gun violence. The family-run foundation, named in his honor, has awarded dozens of scholarships to young men who've also been impacted by the city's gun violence. The foundation also provides male mentorship and life skill training programs.

Saturday's workshop is open to high school and college African-American males. To register visit

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