2020 Guests and Speakers
Dr. Jean has conducted over 350 trainings, seminars, keynotes and webinars across the country including for PSE&G and the McDonalds Corporation. He has published two books and has taught college courses in transformative leadership and hip-hop culture. He is the founder of three statewide college access/awareness conferences, the Richard Wilson/Jason James Mentorship Program for high school/college students and young professionals, the PhD Summit for doctoral candidates and a professional consortium titled the Male Education Network (MEN) for men in education Pre-K-20+. His most recent play “Til Death Do Us Part?” ran Off-Off-Broadway in NYC August 2010 and August 2012.
Gian-Paul Gonzalez is himself an inspiration. He was a former NCAA First Team All-American forward from Montclair State University scoring nearly 1,400 points in his 3 year career. Played in the NBA Summer League in 2007 and was offered a few professional basketball contracts, yet he turned them down in order to continue his work with at-risk youth.