SGAP Leaders Speak


SGAP Leaders SPEAK series provides an opportunity and forum for dynamic speakers to share relevant topics with a younger generation. Speakers may be subject matter experts, Alumni or supporters. Topics vary based on interests of the middle and high school students.

Expanding your Horizons

Austin Joseph is the Marketing Manager of Austin attended Morehouse College where he graduated magna cum laude. Austin is a former SGAPLeaders alumni. He interned for SGAPupon graduating from high school, then earned a full ride scholarship to Morehouse College. While at Morehouse, he received scholarships to attend the Semester of Sea program where he sailed to 11 countries in Asia, Africa and Europe. During the summers, he interned at NBC News, NBC Sports, and Google (YouTube team). Mr. Joseph was also selected for a week-long summer enrichment program at Harvard Business School.
Austin will share his honest journey from high school to college and how his failures forced him to expand his horizons.

The Power of Your Vote!

After graduating from DuPaul University, Kiah Sandler was recruited by Teach For America and served as a 9th and 10th grade special education teacher on Chicago's West Side – North Lawndale community. She later decided to leave the program, and works for a nonpartisan nonprofit entitled Chicago Votes!, where her work is rooted in fighting voting disenfranchisement against the incarcerated and systemically silenced.

Until otherwise noted, all SGAP Leaders SPEAK series will be virtual.

Interested in being a speaker or scheduling a speaker/topic for your school or youth organization? Contact us

Charting your Future

Samori Roberts is a software engineer at Microsoft and co-founder/Lead at start-up entitled Feedback. Samori who joined us via video from Washington state desires to improve the quality of life for all human beings regardless of creed, religion or origin. Mr. Roberts matriculated from Morehouse College where he majored in physics and minored in computer science. He graduated top of his class and is the current holder of the highest score for the Physics Major Field Exam in Morehouse history. He shared his insights and thoughts about “charting your future” after high school and college. He also shared his experiences during the COVID shut-down.

Diversity & Inclusion

Former SGAP Leader, Isaiah Moore majoring in Television & Cultural Studies at Columbia College in Chicago committed to making the world a better place through social justice and civic engagement. Moore spoke to students at the John F. Kennedy high school's Leadership Training Institute (LTI) and Minority Scholars, and shared his personal challenges regarding his self identity while in high school and college.