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Put your heart where your wallet is

Put your heart where your wallet is

Yesterday, November 10th Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garçon and defensive end Ricky Jean Francois flew down to Haiti to deliver supplies and aid from the Redskins training staff. Original Article on the teams website After reading this article it reminded me just how much influence and impact athletes can make if they just say YES instead of “not […]

FLYE Receives a WeWork Creator Award

FLYE Receives a WeWork Creator Award

(Washington, DC) - On Tuesday, FLYE's Executive Director, Cortni Grange was featured during the first ever WeWork Creator Awards. Washington, DC. got to be the first city in the launch and $1.5 million was given during this inaugural event. Four days prior to the Creator Awards an incredible friend of FLYE, Alex Colby got the [...]
In College? Maybe you should start a business

In College? Maybe you should start a business

Scott Gerber of Young Entrepreneur Council teamed up with Buzz Marketing Group (and sponsor LegalZoom.com) to put together a survey of 1,000+ college students and recent graduates. They asked questions about entrepreneurship, the economy and business aspirations. Here are the major findings…http://www.businessinsider.com/youth-entrepreneurship-council-2011-2

Why Athletes make Great Entrepreneurs

Why Athletes make Great Entrepreneurs

It is no secret that athletes of all walks have something special about them. The ability to maximize performance on a continuos basis and perform at the highest levels in pressure situations are skill sets every simply does not have at the ready. Athletes however cultivate and perfect these skill sets from a very young […]

The Rock you didn’t know

The Rock you didn’t know

We know the Hollywood actor, we know the ridiculously towering figure with a smile of gold, some of us even know the WWE Superstar. But, many of todays generation may not know the washed out unfulfilled football player that was Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Back in the early 90’s Dwayne was a defensive tackle for […]

Parents still think their kids will go pro?!

Parents still think their kids will go pro?!

Earlier this week I was exposed to his incredible article by Matt Bonesteel of the Washington Post. Initially, I was drawn in by the title, “The number of parents who think their high school athlete will play pro sports is absurdly high”. Upon completion I was further captivate by the information and actual statistical number of parents who really […]

FLYE Seniors receive prom tuxedos from John Wall’s Family Foundation

FLYE Seniors receive prom tuxedos from John Wall’s Family Foundation

(Washington, DC) - The John Wall Family Foundation​ partnered with Sean John Clothing ​to present Fitted. Washington Wizards guard John Wall ​joined 10 high school seniors from high schools in the Washington, D.C. area while they were being styled and fitted with tuxedos for their prom courtesy of Sean John. Wall used the time to [...]
Young Athletes Get a Chance to FLYE

Young Athletes Get a Chance to FLYE

Countless talented high school football and basketball players dream of making it to the professional leagues, nonetheless, according to the NCAA, only 0.08% make it to the NFL while an equally disappointing 0.03% make it to the NBA. These statistics motivated Cortni Grange and Sam Sesay, the founders of FLYE (Future Leaders and Young Entrepreneurs), […]

Wizards To Hold Panel For High Schoolers In Honor Of MLK Day

An old Wizards photo, but they’re winners off the court for their community service on Monday. Photo by Joseph Glorioso The Washington Wizards plan to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday not just by (hopefully) beating the Philadelphia 76ers, but with an interactive panel for high school students. The panel, according to a […]

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