Sadiq Ali, Director, Maryland MENTOR
Sadiq Ali, MBA is a two time best selling author, speaker, professor, education consultant, leadership trainer, social entrepreneur, trained mediator, certified mentor consultant and founder of the Millionaire Manners Academy training organization. Sadiq is passionate about developing young people, families and communities. He has appeared in numerous media outlets for his work, views on education and dealing with troubled youth. He is also the creator of the Young Gentlemen’s Institute Conference Series for Young Men, where hundreds of young men have attended and been positively impacted. He’s also spoken to and worked with thousands of other young people in schools, foster care and youth detention centers on leadership and becoming the best version of themselves.
Sadiq has spoken at and trained at dozens of youth development conferences including the National Youth At Risk Conference, the Maryland Out of School Time Statewide Conference, the Maryland Male Student of Color Conference and others. Sadiq is also an adjunct professor who has taught courses in branding, business management, leadership and entrepreneurship at Coppin State University and Morgan State University in Baltimore.
Patrice Bryan, MENTOR Affiliate VISTA
Patrice Bryan is an alumna of Stony Brook University with a degree in Africana Studies. During her time there, she was invested reaching out to youth to introduce them to college life and encourage them to seek higher education. She is currently a PhD student in the Higher Education Administration program at Morgan State University. Her research interests include Black girls’ and gifted students’ access to mentoring and the graduate educational experience at HBCUs.
Patrice will work to build the infrastructure of the Maryland MENTOR affiliate focusing on building systems around communications, convenings, and fundraising.