Meet Jason Terrell
— In this series, we highlight the work of our partners in our Opportunity Movement and share their vision for Charlotte’s future.
Early Care & Education
Meet our Opportunity Champion, Jason Terrell, Co-Founder of Profound Gentlemen
Leading on Opportunity: What is your vision for economic mobility in Charlotte-Mecklenburg?
Jason Terrell: My vision for economic mobility in Charlotte-Mecklenburg is that every child has an opportunity to build generational wealth and freedom for their family without systemic or structural constraints.
Leading on Opportunity: What does opportunity mean to you?
Jason Terrell: Opportunity means impartiality. It means receiving experiences and second-chances based on objectivity.
Leading on Opportunity: How does Leading on Opportunity’s North Star Goal inspire and connect to your work?
Jason Terrell: Leading on Opportunity North Star Goal: Within a generation, every child in Charlotte-Mecklenburg will have an equal chance to achieve social and economic success. The North Star Goal is inspiring because it captures every child. It aligns with our mission to ensure all students, especially boys of color, have the opportunity to thrive.
Moving Charlotte from 50 out of 50 in economic mobility is a collaborative, community effort. With that in mind, we set a goal to build an Opportunity Movement that celebrates everyone's contributions. On March 26, 2019, we honored 50 Inaugural Opportunity Champions who have gone above and beyond to support implementation and align to one or more of our 21 community-inspired strategies within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force Report. Often without any public recognition, this group of distinguished leaders set the bar high for others in our community to invest in building a stronger equitable community for all children, youth and families.