Andre Crockett, Sr., is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and is known as a street ball legend. He led the city and state in scoring over two years. He currently still holds the scoring record for his high school. He scored over 2,000 points in his career at Northwestern High School. He was heavily recruited by major division one colleges, but did not have a high enough SAT score to attend.
This led him to attend Rochester Community College to play basketball. He went on to pursue his Bachelor’s degree at Winona State University where he majored in Social Work and minored in Sociology. For the past thirteen years, Andre has lectured, trained, and led comprehensive workshops for Y-mentor, Olmsted County, Rochester Public Schools, and coaches youth sports.
He was the first one in his family to graduate from college and escape the horrific lifestyle many inner-city kid experience. He believes that if it was not for sports he would not be alive today. This led him to develop the award winning Sports Mentorship Academy.
James W. Robertson, II, a Washington D.C. native, has been developing social and educational programming for close to two decades. James’ experience in facilitating, presenting, training and communication is extensive, with a special emphasis in cultural awareness and urban youth childhood development. In his 15 plus years as a trainer, he served 10 years active duty as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the US Army, where he trained and equipped over 190 soldiers while on active duty. While in Rochester, MN, he developed curriculum, trained facilitators and created workshops that are still currently being delivered to thousands of students in Rochester Public Schools and surrounding areas.
Affectionately, known as Coach Rob, James, was a State (Virginia High School League), Army post (Fort Belvoir), and International (Gillesiem Open, Germany) Champion in track and field, and has spent the past eight years coaching student athletes in Rochester Public Schools. He has coached and trained eight top ten All-State performers, and has led Rochester Century High School Track and Field team to two back to back conference titles.
Being the first in his family to graduate from college, James earned a dual B.S. Degree in Counseling Psychology and Biblical Studies and Theology from Crossroads College in Rochester, MN. He uses his ability to communicate with young people as a way to fulfill a lifelong goal of empowering others to become the best success that they can be.