As I look back upon my life 5 or 10 years from now, I will probably reflect on today (Tuesday, November 10, 2009) as being one of the most significant. Surprisingly, today had nothing to do with my business. I didn’t get married or engaged. My alma mater didn’t win a championship.
Today, I accepted a nomination to join the Board of Directors and server as Marketing Director of Youth Entrepreneurship South Carolina (YEScarolina), a not-for-profit 501(3)(c) dedicated to teaching underprivileged South Carolina students the principles of entrepreneurship and the free market system. These kids, whom have never been exposed to business in any significant way, participate in intensive business and entrepreneurship education and activities. At the end of the curriculum, students are charged with going into the world and starting a business of their very own.
This volunteer position will require great energy and effort. The significance for me personally is the opportunity to fulfill a passion (entrepreneurship) while providing young South Carolinians a much needed boost and helping hand. Much more than that, I will help teach a flock of youngsters how to fish, in effect, giving them the tools they need to feed themselves and others for a lifetime.
A red letter day indeed.