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Celebrating the 40-year relationship between our founder and leader, Everett Glenn, and Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent and Super Bowl Shuffle producer and Bears’ teammate, Willie Gault. The Bears finished with a 15–1 record for the 1985 season. Randy Weigand, a die-hard Bears fan and music lover, had the idea to write, produce, and choreograph a rap song for the Chicago Bears. Weigand's girlfriend, cheerleader Courtney Larson,

introduced them to Willie Gault who put them in touch with Richard Dent and the other Bears players, and the "Super Bowl Shuffle" was born. The lyrics related to each player and his craft on the field, and fame in the community. The Chicago Bears were the first sports team to have their own music video.

PROGRAM Welcome & Intro Remarks | EVERETT GLENN BOSS Impact Video BOSS Scholar | CLARK PHILLIPS Super Bowl Shuffle Video


Closing Remarks

EVERETT GLENN Founder, President ESP Education & Leadership Institute Thank you for joining us tonight for our BOSS™ Super Bowl Cocktail Party and Sponsor Salute. We’re gathering together to celebrate our 2021 BOSS accomplishments, including our selection as a Super Bowl LVI Champion organization by the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee as part of the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program – Champions Live Here – and our selection to develop an 8 to 80 Legends Zone outfitted with top-of-the line gaming rigs, consoles, broadcasting equipment, all peripheral equipment and streaming gear to deliver mass-media, audio engineering and sound mixing programming. We’re also recognizing a few of the sponsors without whose support we would not be able to make the transformative impact in underserved communities across the Los Angeles region noted by the Super Bowl Host Committee, especially on boys of color and those from under-resourced communities and schools. We’ll also celebrate the 40-year relationship between our founder and leader, Everett Glenn, and Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent, Super Bowl Shuffle producer and Bears’ teammates, Willie Gault and Ken Taylor. The COVID pandemic has laid bare the inequities in education and how equitable opportunities are so dependent upon parental background, wealth, and access to resources. While the pandemic has exacerbated the challenges area boys face resulting from a lack of preparation, confidence, resources and supports, we’re making great progress in instilling in our BOSS scholars a sense of purpose relative to everything they do in school. Between the time the pandemic disrupted school activities in March of 2020, through the end of the 2020-21 school year, we inspired and supported our BOSS scholars in remaining engaged academically and socially.

Using the differentiated literacy platform LightSail, our boys read for 29,201 minutes and completed 1,390 books, achieving an average Lexile growth of more than a full grade level, with a close score percentage of 82%. Using the adaptive math teaching tool DreamBox, our BOSS scholars spent a total of 939 hours, completed 4,434 math lessons, achieved proficiency on an average of 29 math standards for an average growth of more than 22%. We also expanded our engagement with our BOSS scholars beyond academics, creating a leadership series branded “BOSS Talks,” with biweekly episodes featuring an All-Star list of professionals (Recording Academy’s Harvey Mason, CBS’ Clark Kellogg, Fox, Rothschild’s Darrell Miller, NASA’s Tony Magee, Warriors’ part owner and SCubed founder Mark Stevens) who shared their journeys…the good, the bad and the not so good, and the strategies/tools relied upon to make it notwithstanding the challenges of their time. In the process, our boys are developing the same type of resiliency to not let circumstances dictate their outcome. Considering the efforts of our boys COVID notwithstanding (see “set of the sail” principle), we were not surprised to learn that our BOSS scholars outperformed their non-BOSS peers on all metrics tracked by the Department of Education for the 4th consecutive year. A special “thank you” goes out to our volunteers and staff for helping us make tonight possible. We appreciate you and your efforts. Sincerely,

Everett Glenn Everett L. Glenn Founder & CEO ESP Education & Leadership Institute


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Andrew Pierce is our BOSS “OG”, having started the program as part of our inaugural BOSS camp at Challengers Boys & Girls Club in South Central Los Angeles as a 6th grader. Andrew came and never left, and we are thankful and grateful to have had the opportunity to pour into his life through his graduation from Millikan High to his current situation as a rising junior computer science major at our “home” school, Long Beach State where he’s preparing (perhaps unbeknownst to Andrew) to lead the team at the 8 to 80 Legends Zone we’re developing with the university in the 11,000 sf of space adjacent to the Pyramid formerly occupied by Frog’s Fitness. We’ll never forget the moving acceptance Andrew gave as part of our 4th Annual BOSS Awards, and we were truly moved to learn the number of “firsts” Andrew recalled he had experienced with BOSS: his first MLB game, first NBA game, first NFL game, first ESPY Awards, first coding experience, first standing ovation for a basketball play as part of our annual Lakers’ camp, first robotics experience, first opera, and first mobile app developed….award winning and patent pending Safe Encounter developed by a group of BOSS Coders Andrew led to the People’s Choice Award as part of the 2020 MIT Global App-a-Thon for Good. Andrew is proof positive that the BOSS “process” is making a transformative impact on the lives of boys of color here in Southern CA.

Clark Phillips, affectionately referred to as CP3, is a sophomore at Utah, where he’s been a starter for the Utes since Day 1. Clark and his brother Bryce, who’s a freshman at HBCU powerhouse Tennessee State, have both been a part of BOSS since 8th grade. Clark was a 4-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN, and was ranked the No. 4 cornerback in the country as a La Habra senior where he was also the 2019 Orange County Defensive Player of the Year and a 3-x 1st team All-County selection. Clark was also Ohio State’s top recruit, choosing the Utes over the Buckeyes, Notre Dame, Oregon, and Texas A&M. A consensus 2021 All Pac-12 pick, Clark has started his first 18 games for the Utes. Along with teammate Devin Lloyd, Clark is one of only 3 active players in the Pac-12 with multiple interception return touchdowns (2). Clark is a business major at Utah, a junior academically, and plans to pursue his MBA from the David Eccles School of Business at Utah while finishing his college eligibility. True to the BOSS principle of “starting with the end in mind,” Clark has positioned and prepared himself for success in and beyond sport.

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Raymond Jenkins, affectionately referred to as “RJ,” is a BOSS scholar-athlete headed to West Point. Infused with the Army’s core values from a young age as a result of dad’s service with distinction, RJ has prepared for the West Point challenge and opportunity.

RJ was a good student when he joined BOSS as an 8th grader. Now a senior at Long Beach Poly, RJ has used the tools and resources provided through BOSS to move from good to great academically, while also developing his leadership skills. He’s taken advanced placement classes (4.2 gpa), participated in 2 varsity sports, volunteered in the community including 6 years with the Special Olympics, and been the beneficiary of leadership and personal development programming through BOSS since 8th grade. After leading his team of BOSS Coders to a 1st place finish in our 2018 camp robotics competition, RJ’s interest in STEM gained more focus and led to him choosing the Engineering/Architecture Design pathway in high school. Following the camp win, RJ led our BOSS Coders in the development of an awardwinning (People’s Choice Award) and patent-pending mobile app called “Safe Encounter” as part of the 2020 MIT App Inventor Global App-a-thon for Good. Through it all, RJ says he “learned how to use my injury as an opportunity to learn more about myself, my hidden talents, and how to turn what I thought was a disadvantage into a career advantage while continuing to achieve my goals in sports.” RJ also served as an honorary host for our 4th Annual BOSS (Voices of Change) Awards.

RJ is looking forward to and excited about representing the country with dignity, honor, humility, respect, and strength. We’re equally excited about RJ’s future as a leader and thankful to have been able to pour into RJ and his future through BOSS.

“Coach Everett, can I be BOSS?” still resonates in my ear. That’s the question Darius Williams asked me as a 4th grader as we made our way from the chartered bus to Dodgers Stadium to catch their game against the Astros. Makaih Williams, then a 7th grader and Darius’ older brother, had joined BOSS in 2017 and their mom, Shateka Williams, asked if Darius could spend the day with us when day care plans went south. “The rest is history” in the words of Darius, affectionately referred to as “D-Nice.” Fast forward and Darius and Makaih are both in their 5th year of the year-round and multi-year BOSS “process.” Makaih is now a senior at Capistrano Valley Christian, after transferring from St. Anthony’s where he was a 3-year member of the varsity basketball team and a member of the Black Student Union while maintaining a 3.7 gpa. Darius, a 2-sport performer, is now a freshman at St. Anthony. He’s making the adjustment from Hoover, where he maintained a 3.8 gpa, to St Anthony’s, where he is starter on the junior varsity basketball team and a member of the Black Student Union while earning a 3.4 gpa in his first semester as a high schooler. Makaih’s goal is to earn a Division-1 basketball scholarship and pursue a degree in Kinesiology with the ultimate goal of owing his own fitness center. Darius’ goal is to earn a Division-1 basketball scholarship with the goal of one day owning an NBA team. Both boys graduated with honors from Hoover Middle School in Long Beach, and each has crafted an impressive record of academic and athletic accomplishment as middle schoolers that laid the foundation for their current and future success beyond sport.

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THE 6 PILLARS Mastery of the six (6) Pillars is critical and essential for the committed-to-excellence “process” we call BOSSTM; to develop the unwavering discipline, focus and passion needed to build sustained momentum, to evolve, grow and develop – change – to move from poor to fair; from fair to good; and from good to great.

Economically BOSS Rafael Gomez is a multi-year BOSS scholar-athlete and is now a BOSS veteran, as he is a Sophomore at Sonoma State University. As a college student, Rafael is combining his academic, athletic, and entrepreneurial skills to create an experience unlike many kids his age. Rafael embodies many of the BOSS Pillars and principles, especially in regards to inner strength and resilience. In high school, Rafael overcame a rare chest and heart condition that required major surgery and put his basketball career in jeopardy. Many kids could fold under these conditions, but Rafael’s resilience shined through in spades. Rafael battled back to health, helped St. Pius X St Matthias Academy win their first-ever CIF championship, and continued his athletic fashion modeling career by launching his own clothing brand, RaFa Rare Apparel. The name of the business represents having pride in your unique experiences and boldly fighting through life’s challenges. It also greatly represents our Economically BOSS pillar. In his words: “Rafa Rare is Economically BOSS because you have to budget everything and strategize your money. Rafael’s business is often used as an example for younger BOSS students to look up to. With social media accounts with thousands of followers and a website for the brand that regularly sells out due to demand, Rafael embodies the entrepreneurial spirit consistent with being Economically BOSS.

Michael Smith Emotionally BOSS

Micahel Smith is an 8th grader at Newcomb Academy and BOSS newcomer, joining the program in February 2021 to meet like-minded individuals and strong role models that could keep him focused on his goals and academics. Since joining, Michael has been impressed with his mature nature, thoughtfulness, and intelligence. Michael has lofty goals and emotional resilience so see them through. Currently, Michael dreams of being a doctor in the future - specifically a neurosurgeon. He wants to use medicine to be able to help people in their daily life. In pursuit of his goals, he understands the work that it’ll take to get there someday. For the third year running, Michael is maintaining a 4.0 GPA and is in the Newcomb scholarship program which will give him unlimited options in the future. He is doing this while also being an excellent basketball player. Michael regularly plays up with older boys and regularly attends his practices and games. He has won several student of the month awards for his academic exploits, and many trophies for his basketball skill. Michael epitomizes the true “scholar-athlete”, someone who can excel at both while remaining emotionally strong and balanced. BOSS is very happy to have him in the family, and look forward to providing him with more opportunities to showcase his skills and talents.

Mentally BOSS BOSS scholar-athlete Chandler Young is a sophomore at St. Anthony’s High School in Long Beach and is a young man with great ambitions. Chandler, who aspires to become either an NBA player or a surgeon, is in Year 3 of the year-round and multi-year “process”. His performance, in and out of school and on and off the court, continues to make us proud and distinguish him from his non-BOSS peers. While COVID proved challenging to many youngsters, Chandler turned to the “set of the sail” principle of “it’s not important what happens to you in life, but how you respond” to finish his freshman year at Millikan High School with a 4.2 GPA, including A’s in Accelerated Geometry, AP Computer Science, AP English, Biology, Spanish and Game Design. Chandler also recently earned his 1st-degree brown belt in mixed martial arts, putting him one belt away from a black belt. This honor is a testament to his commitment to see a process through and progress over time. Additionally, Chandler is an up-and-coming basketball player making waves in Long Beach. At 6'3, Chandler is a JV basketball player for St. Anthony’s, making improvements on his game every day. As such a well-rounded young man, we are excited to be a part of Chandler's development since we know that even the sky isn't a limit to what he can accomplish.

Physically BOSS While we don’t have favorites at BOSS, we have developed different levels of relationships with our boys over time and our relationship with Chauncey Sylvester would be an example of a relationship that has gone beyond the walls of our CSULB home. Affectionately called “Boogie,” Chauncey joined BOSS as a 6th grader at Marshall Academy of the Arts. He’s now a sophomore at St John Bosco, where he was a contributing member of the varsity football and pursuing the Entrepreneurship pathway with the goal of becoming a football player and business owner. From worshipping with the Sylvester family…and a few other BOSS families to becoming a regular at Boogie’s games, to his spreading the good news of BOSS to his friends who would also choose to become BOSS, we’ve become gripped and driven by what we know is possible for Boogie and madly in love with his potential. From the start, it was obvious that Chauncey had talent in football, and we were most impressed with Boogie’s determination and commitment, his no-nonsense approach to the game, and the pace at which he played. Chauncey has approached his Bosco career with the same focus and determination, and it has been a joy to watch him progress towards his goal of earning a USC scholarship.

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Socially BOSS Tyzer Handy, a 10th-grade scholar-athlete at Mayfair High School, is a BOSS veteran who was introduced through his cousin RJ. Tyzer quickly took to the program, and specifically noted the many opportunities that were presented to him through BOSS. As a part of BOSS, Tyzer has met and networked with former NFL and NBA players, entrepreneurs, and best-selling authors, and with all these experiences he introduced his other cousin, Matt, to BOSS. Tyzer has consistently been involved in BOSS and, along with his two cousins, are often used as examples for the other boys. Currently, Tyzer is an honors student with a 3.7 cumulative GPA and coming off a 4.0 semester. On top of this, he has taken a college course, is a baseball player for Mayfair, and is involved in many other extracurricular activities that will prepare him for his future. Additionally, Tyzer has presented at our BOSS Awards Gala in front of over 300 people, showcasing his bravery and willingness to try new things. Tyzer’s reliance is not limited to his academic and athletic pursuits. His father passed away in 2015, and he is currently raised by his mother. Both of his parents were student-athletes, and his goal is to follow in their footsteps. Tyzer continues to represent the essence of BOSS: a determined young man who deftly balances both school and sports while being well on his way to success.

Spiritually BOSS Olaoluwa Jeboda- affectionately called Ola- is a deeply mature young man whose name translates to “The favor of the Lord”. An 8th grader at El Segundo Middle School, Ola joined the BOSS Program in the summer of 2020 before our virtual summer camp and quickly hit the ground running as an essential member of the BOSS family. Ola is a second-year BOSS scholar, Jiu-Jitsu student, travel basketball player, Boy Scout, an active member of Saddleback Church for over 9 years, and a member of the African Christian Fellowship. On top of his packed schedule, Ola is an avid reader who loves fantasy and mythology books and series. On New Year’s Day in 2019, Ola set a goal to read 100 books for the year and reached this target in August. Currently, Ola reads over 200 books per year, a testament to his dedication and curious nature.

His spiritual foundation is deeply tied to his church upbringing. Ola attends two services at the Saddleback South Bay campus each Sunday, and participates in the small group and worship service for the Junior High students called Saddleback Student Ministries (SSM). Ola has a very bright future and is interested in entrepreneurship. We are excited to see what the future has in store for him, and can’t wait to assist him on his journey.


At ESP, we believe that education is social justice, with the power to radically change the life trajectory of our BIPOC boys and ultimately end the cycle of poverty. For BIPOC boys, avoidable shortfalls in academic achievement impose heavy and often tragic consequences via lower earnings, poor health, and higher rates of incarceration. Existing gaps impose the economic equivalent of a permanent national recession—one substantially larger than the country’s most recent recession. Our long-term goal is to eliminate the lingering and persistent achievement gap, which is reflected in the underutilization of human potential, and is one of the biggest challenges we face in the quest for social justice. For the past five years, we have offered a unique, multi-disciplinary mentoring and leadership development program to BIPOC boys with an academic focus on the STEM disciplines in the context of an overall life-support system. In the past year, we also introduced career path programming in consulting, engineering/architecture, finance, global trade, law, media, medicine, sports/entertainment and technology. The Dr. Frederick S. Humphries BOSS™ STEM Career Initiative was created last year to strengthen and build capacity of our existing STEM programming and leverage the strategic partnerships we have developed with major corporations, engineering and medical professionals, organizations and HBCUs to provide ongoing exposure, enrichment, encouragement, exploration, and encounters with the myriad career opportunities that await our BOSS™ boys in the STEM disciplines.

Our BOSS/CSULB partnership was selected to develop a “so-called” 8 to 80 Legends Zone in space that formerly housed Frogs Fitness adjacent to the Pyramid (home for D-1 Long Beach State men’s basketball team) on the CSULB campus. The 8 to 80 Zones are a collaboration between two of the NFL’s most prolific players – Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice – to give underserved students a chance to explore technology. The Zone will be outfitted with top-of-the-line gaming rigs, consoles, broadcasting equipment, all peripheral equipment and streaming gear to deliver mass-media, audio engineering and sound mixing programming to our BOSS scholars and their peers throughout the Los Angeles region to train on and gain skills to pursue careers in tech, Esports, gaming and media. The Zone will also include a permanent home for BOSS on the CSULB campus. Development of the Zone is aligned with the goal of our BOSS STEM Initiative to strengthen and build capacity of our existing STEM programming and leverage the strategic partnerships we have developed with major corporations, engineering and medical professionals and organizations to provide ongoing exposure, enrichment, encouragement, exploration, and encounters with the myriad career opportunities in the STEM disciplines towards significantly increasing the numbers of BOSS scholars successfully entering these professions.

ESP Education & Leadership Institute would like to thank the sponsors and volunteers for their continued support of BOSSTM BOSS MOMS AND DADS S TA F F Everett L. Glenn, CEO and Executive Director Daniel Mitchell, Program Manager BOSS Academic Coach/Mentor John Broadway, Public Ally, Coach for Academic Coaches Gospel Agi-Oto, CSULB Grad, Chemistry Caleb Conant, BOSS Academic Coach/Mentor, El Camino 2nd Yr Axell Diaz, CSULB, Information Systems Emmanuel Evans, CSULB/Business Management Anthony Ezeakunne, Chapman Grad, Math Tyson Frank, Chabot College, Business Administration David Garcia, CSULB/Business Management Aaron Golden, CSULB Grad Student/Rhetoric Bryce Harris, U of Toledo Masters, Counseling Kyle Hogg, CSULB Grad, Kinesiology, Ph.D. Candidate Frank Martin, USC Grad, Marshall Business School Masters Isaiah Walker, CSULB Grad, Kinesiology


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