Eugene Pough, Co-Executive Director
Eugene has as a B.A. (Mass Communication) and is near completion of his M.A. (Sport Administration). He brings over fifteen years of experience. He's worked with several nonprofits in mentoring, athletics and youth development-including EducationWorks, International Student Athlete Academy, the Institute for the Development of African American Youth’s OST After School and Summer Camp, the Roxborough YMCA, Northern Children's Service, Carson Valley Children's Aide, the Salvation Army Kroc Center and Concerned Black Men of Philadelphia. Eugene has knowledge of methods of data collection, data entry and documentation. He has familiarity with management of youth and young adults from urban communities. Eugene has outstanding ability to communicate with people belonging to diverse backgrounds and in a public forum, effectively. He has the ability to complete all assigned projects, in a timely manner and within allocated budgets.
Richard Drayton, Co-Executive Director and Director of Operations
Coach Drayton is married to Robyn and they have two children Rae and Rich III and a beautiful granddaughter Peyton. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he graduated from Central High School. After playing football and running track at Central, he did the same at Temple University. At Temple, he earned a degree in Business Administration. Upon leaving Temple he caught the coaching bug. A friend of his, Dominic Damico invited him to help with the receivers at Cardinal Dougherty and has been coaching ever since.
Coach Drayton returned to school to obtain a certification in Education which made it easier to coach. At Eastern and Lincoln University, he received certifications in Early Childhood Education, Middle School Math and Health and Physical Education. During that time he also became a certified Personal Trainer which proved to be useful while coaching football, basketball and track.
Some of his coaching stops are North Penn High School (football), Wissahickon High School (football), and Cheltenham High School (football and girls track). Coach Drayton has also "coached" girls and boys basketball at the middle schools; and served as a teacher. Currently, he is the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Central High School.
Coach Drayton will lead, "Coaches Against Childhood Obesity (CACO)". This program goals are to help youth get and stay active along with developing healthy eating habits. This component believes these steps are necessary to stave off childhood obesity in our community.
Keisha Tanya Prosser, Healthy Eating Coordinator
Keisha has over 20 years of experience in the food service industry. She is highly motivated and able to multi-task and prioritizes workload under pressure. Keisha has excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and develop regular clientele. She is attention to detail, and has an array preparation ideas for diverse menus of cuisine. Keisha is highly educated on nutritional information and healthy choice alternatives. Keisha graduated from The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College with a degree in Pastry Art. Keisha has taught over 150 youth Healthy Cooking and Food Safety throughout 2016-19.
Steven Reynolds, SAT/ACT Prep Coordinator
Steven has degree in the Science field from West Chester University, will handle SAT/ACT Prep duties. His experience includes ten years with Ask4Tutoring; as a Tutor in Math and Science. Steve currently provides enrichment in various subjects including Mathematics, Reading, and Science for children, adults, and small groups. He suggests new strategies to solve and complete problems in various grade levels and content areas. Steve assists clients with organizational skills and sets cycle and or weekly goals
Sean Mayers, Strength and Conditioning
Sean is an AAAI and ISMA Personal Fitness Trainer Certified Expert. He has developed skills in sports training, team work, and paying particular attention to details. Sean was a Division III NCAA All American Football player, and was All Conference in Football and Track and Field. Sean is a current minor league player with the Tri-County Owls Spring Football Team. He helped lead the first team to an undefeated regular and playoff record in the Northeast Football Atlantic Football League. Sean won the 2016 NEAFL League and Championship Game MVP. Sean played minor league football with the Lehigh Valley Storm (2012-2015) and the Philadelphia Panthers (2008-2014). Sean won the 2009 LaBelle Football Community League Championship Game MVP. He was All LCFL (2009) and a Major League Football All Star in 2013