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Riverside, CA. Street Positive CEO, Terry Boykins, was selected as guest speaker for a recent Pick Power Breakfast to address personal struggle, success and community engagement.
The Pick Group, established in early 2010, is a diverse network of young professionals interested in engaging with and bettering their community while pursuing excellence in their chosen fields. Membership is comprised of career and community-minded 21 to 40 year old citizens of Riverside and the surrounding areas working in the business, non-profit, civic, educational, legal, medical, hospitality, and service sectors of our community. The organization provides opportunities for career-minded young professionals to connect socially, develop professionally, and engage civically for the betterment of Riverside.
The Pick Power Breakfast is one of the premier monthly events. The purpose is to provide a very unique and special opportunity for young professionals to engage in a small and personalized setting with some of our community’s most dynamic and successful business leaders. Of which, have included:
· Gordon Bourns, CEO, Bourns
· Henry Coil, Riverside Resident, Volunteer, Philanthropist & Former Councilman
· Virginia Phillips, United States District Judge, United States District Court
· Mark Hawkins, CEO, Altura Credit Union
· Richard Roth, Senator, California State Senate
Ms. Debra Postil, Deputy District Attorney in Riverside County, and Executive Director ofWomen Wonder Writers commented “Terry has a real understanding of the achievement gap for our impoverished youth today. And, hearing his personal story, experiences and what drives his fatherhood and mentorship causes really ignited my fire to wake up every morning and get busy with our purpose to help youth succeed and close the achievement gap.
On August 16, 2014 Boykins has been selected to present “People Play Games: Creating Your Man Plan” during Imani Men’s Conference – Watchmen on the Wall III held in Temecula, CA. The event will be held from 8am – 1pm. To register visit: www.imanicogic.com.
Boykins was also selected to facilitate a standing room only EMBODI Roundtable on black male achievement during the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Farwest Regional Conference held July 16, 2014 at Cal State University Long Beach.