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The 2019 Boss Awards and Showcase Education & Leadership Institute ESP
By Sentinel News Service
Published January 11, 2019

Rich Paul and LeBron James (Courtesy photo)

Education & Leadership Institute (ESP) is pleased to announce that its 2nd Annual BOSS Weekend, including the Showcase of BOSS and the BOSS™ Awards, is set for Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, 2019, respectively. The Showcase, for 200-300 area students and 20-30 business, education and sport industry professionals, will involve a day of exploration of sport and related career and entrepreneurial pathways and success strategies.

Rams great Jackie Slater will deliver the luncheon keynote.

The BOSS Awards, a celebration of the power of sport to change lives, will highlight the accomplishments of business, education and sport industry professionals including Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero; Klutch Sports’ Rich Paul (LeBron, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons, et al); LBUSD Board Member Dr. Felton Williams; Dodgers’ VP of External Affairs, Naomi Rodriguez; Fox Sports’ Marcellus Wiley; the Marriott’s Imran Ahmed and a TBD LA Chargers’ executive.


Our BOSS Weekend is the annual fundraiser for year-round and multi-year “process” we call BOSS™ that responds to the fact that nearly ¾ of the boys of color here in Southern CA (and in most urban centers across the country) are exiting high school WITHOUT MEETING 4-year college entrance requirements.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boss-awards-tickets51364948945. Only ticketed guests will be permitted at the event.

To consider opportunities to support (ad, table, sponsorship, in-kind donation) the annual fundraiser, please go to https://www.espeli.org/wpcontent/uploads/2018/09/BOSS-Awards-Deck-2019.pdf

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