Someone like Keith Mann comes along but once in a lifetime. I don’t mean that to be over dramatic or give the man unworthy praise. He has earned the praise. We all know the wonderful work he has done with Dynamics Search Partners. That speaks for itself. We all know he is a tireless worker and the kind of person that doesn’t rest until he gets the results he is looking forward. He cares about this and it means something to him. It isn’t just a hobby for him or something he does for fun. He is a passionate man and with passion, you get someone that is going to give it his all and not leave anything at the door.
That is what he is doing with the Keith Mann and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement. It is all about the new generation of kids in the Brooklyn area at Uncommon Schools. Kids today are smarter than ever and they are learning things at a rapid pace. There is one problem, however, and that is that sometimes they don’t get the chances that others get in their lives. Maybe they come from a household that doesn’t have a lot of money and they can’t afford to further their education.
They have all of these wonderful dreams, aspirations, and hopes, but they have to put them on the back burner because college just isn’t something that is going to happen for them. That is sad and it shouldn’t be that way. They should be able to do anything they set their mind to without anything restricting them or any roadblocks. After all, we need a bright future. These are the future leaders and future businessmen and women that are going to lead us years from now. We need to protect that, take care of it, and never let it go away.
That is what this scholarship is all about. It is about making it a level playing field and allowing everyone to have their day in court, so to speak. It doesn’t matter where you come from, it matters where you are going and what’s next.