Building a community where ALL children have the opportunity to succeed
Skill and Faith Athletes
RICHARD FOSTER is a father with three sons and four grandchildren. He grew up in Bryan, Texas with his father, mother and six siblings. His passion to help youth comes from his own success in overcoming childhood struggles and shame. With a strong support base that he received growing up, he graduated from Bryan High School and attended Tyler Junior College on a football scholarship then transferred to Angelo State University where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology, with a minor in Physiology. He has worked with youth for over 24 years as a Juvenile Detention Officer, Special Education Teacher, Education Paraprofessional and Coach. Richard has been profiled on “BubbleLife” by Reporter Dawn Tongish, “Mind Your Black Business” by Louiseza Sanderson, BlogTalkRadio’s “Black Wealth Creation” with host Shawn Hill, “Inside The Game” Sports Talk Radio Show hosted by Robin Valetutto, and “STI740: Beyond the Game” Youth Sports Talk and Education Show.
JACQUELINE THOMAS-GRAVES holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Texas Woman’s University. While earning her degree, she interned at Harris County Juvenile Department shadowing probation officers. She also interned at Child Protective Services assisting case workers. She is the Purchasing Coordinator at Dave and Busters where she has worked for 16 years. Her passion is helping youth to excel on all levels. “I believe the mission of S&F Athletes is aligned with God’s plan for my life which is to be a positive influence and to help others to solidify their goals. Our children are the leaders of tomorrow and I believe they should be given ample opportunity to succeed. S&F Athletes has assisted in changing lives and I consider it an honor to be a part of this wonderful organization.”
Skill and Faith Athletes
HENRY STEWART has been happily married for 25 years, has four beautiful daughters, and four grandchildren. Originally from the Great State of Louisiana, he saw opportunity to advance his career and raise his children in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Henry has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, which inspired him to start his own janitorial service upon his arrival to Texas. After ten very successful years, he sold his company to pursue his interest in the computer technology field. He received Cisco and A+ certifications through Tarrant County College and used his business contacts to start PC Networking Solutions, and was eventually offered the position of Lead Computer Technician with the Irving Independent School District where he as served for over ten years. Henry is pursuing other interests at this time. We thank him for his leadership and service to this organization.
One thing I believe to the fullest is that if you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games. But teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
-- Michael Jordan