"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
National Opportunity League
National Opportunity League (NOL) through the sport of Opportunity has one mission: End Generations of Hopelessness by teaching the Value of A Life and focusing on the development of Foundational Skills, Champion Mindsets and Economic Geniuses.
Many of America's young Black males have been systematically oppressed, abandoned by Black men, robbed of true leadership and left behind to die physically or struggle mentally.
NOL's primary players are black males, ages 12 to 24, and are coached by Veterans and Barbers. The NOL selected Veterans for their common strengths but equally important was the ability to provide them with a great income, while providing a dire service.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Providing Real Opportunities
Providing Real Opportunities (PRO) is a location-based workforce development training program for young adults in hard-to-reach and underserved areas in select American cities.
Created with the purpose of minimizing barriers to economic success for various demographics, PRO intends to leverage the skills and knowledge of the surrounding community experts to ensure local needs are met and mentored in a culturally aware, transparent, and effective way.
Pathways To Independence
Pathways To Independence - PTI provides a series of business training courses, along with hands-on mentoring to new and previously established small, local business owners, which, if completed, will allow participating trainees to become eligible for micro-finance support as either start-up capital and/or capacity- building funds.
Restoring My City With My Hands phase of PTI focuses on hands training for the skills required to build or restore real estate. Some of the areas of training are plumbing, electric, HVAC, roofing, carpentry and flooring.
MY BACKYARD is a neighborhood ownership stabilization program pilot focusing on local ownership and rental affordability for existing residents. MY BACKYARD will include partnerships with local banks utilizing the community reinvestment act (CRA) and IDA Individual Development Accounts.
My Backyard is the start to stabilizing African Americans, an answer to affordable housing and the mindset changer as it relates leaving a legacy.
MY BACKYARD will work in conjunction with PRO to promote home ownership in conjunction with municipalities, nonprofits, and private resources.