Reboot. Recharge 2020. 

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

10amCST - 12pmCST via Zoom

*Males only*

Must pre-register below

*Please select ONE workshop from Session I to attend

Session I (10aCST)

Workshop A Speaker:  Dr. Derek J. Robinson, M.D., MBA, FACEP, CHCQM, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Started from the bottom now he's here! Dr. Robinson, a graduate of two HBCUs, will focus on health and wellness. Taking care of yourself FIRST, working out, staying fit, eating healthy. He'll also discuss the importance of mental health and staying mentally strong during a pandemic. Don't forget to ask him why "partying during a pandemic isn’t a good idea for young people?" 


Workshop B Speaker:  Eric D. Tidwell, Esq., General Counsel for the Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. 

The Unconventional Way. Attorney Tidwell lost his scholarship at Prairie View University (HBCU) and had to return home to Detroit after his freshman year. Disappointed and disgusted, he vowed to not be defeated. This workshop will focus on how to handle life's set-backs, how to bounce-back and the unconventional path to law school and eventually the executive suite. He'll also discuss the importance of staying spiritually grounded and motivated during hard times, and in times of racial unrest….what would Dr. King do?           


Workshop C Speaker:  Walt Harris, Retired NFL Player (Chicago Bears), Founder/President of Official Pro Players, and Domestic Violence Activist

His advice from the 50 yardline? #TeamUP! “Who’s on your team?” Walt Harris spent 12 years as a Defensive Back in the NFL. He's played with the Chicago Bears, 49'ers, Colts & RedSkins. Since leaving the gridiron his advocacy work has focused on decreasing domestic violence. He'll offer tips on managing your friends and building a team... “Your network is your networth.” 

*Please select ONE workshop from Session II to attend

Session II (11amCST)

Workshop D Speaker: Dyshaun Muhammad, Global Head of Brand Marketing for Uber Eats & LGBTQ Advocate

The Marketing Nerd. Looking to brand and market yourself or your own business? Dyshaun Muhammad has decades of marketing experience with major brands across this country. But his rise to the top didn't come without discrimination. At the age of 19 Muhammad 'came out' to his family. “Growing up in the South as an African-American in a Muslim family had its challenges,” Muhammad said. “Being gay was a line you didn’t cross.” After coming out, he experienced oppression and isolation, but it didn't stop him from being proud of himself, and striving for success.

Workshop E Speaker – Derrius Quarles, Million Dollar Scholar, CO-Founder Breaux Capital, Foster Youth Advocate

Win the Scholarship Race. Derrius Quarles, a Kenwood H.S. graduate made headlines earning more than a million dollars in college scholarships. He went on to Morehouse College (HBCU). His OpEd “To Be a Black Man in An Office Full of White People” is one of Linked-In’s most-read articles on race & culture in the workplace. This former foster child understands how poverty, income inequality, and social disenfranchisement impact lives.  As a Ted-Talk alum, he will provide tips on securing scholarships.


Workshop F SpeakerJulius Alexander III, Head of Emerging Payments, Discover Global Network

From BROKE to Julius Alexander III is known to go against the grain. But when this DeLaSalle H.S. grad flunked out of NIU, he knew had to make a change. The business administration major got back on track, pledged Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, graduated and landed a job in the finance industry, but not before making his own credit mistakes. He'll share his personal money mistakes, teach you how to save, and how to spend. "What you do with your money today impacts how you live tomorrow." 

Reboot. Recharge.


All fields MUST be completed for registration. The Zoom link & passcode will be emailed to you once your form is submitted.  

Due to COVID-19, the Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation did not host an in-person scholarship gala in 2020. 

However, Covid-19 did NOT disrupt our commitment to male youth development! We were Victorious....Virtually.


Please watch a star-studded gala as we awarded 25 scholarships to young African-American males to attend colleges all across the country.


Educate, Empower, Encourage.



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