Thursday, March 21st
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Multnomah Athletic Club
Join us for an evening of inspiration and hope; celebrating entrepreneurship and reentry with M25 Ventures and special guest speaker Eldridge J. Broussard III.
At M25 Ventures our mission is to build healthy, strong communities by empowering citizens with employment barriers through entrepreneurial training, resources, and opportunities.
Come join us as we seek to expand our impact in our community and empower many new entrepreneurs in 2013!
About M25 Ventures, Inc.
We are a highly entrepreneurial non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of equipping ex-addicts and ex-felons with the resources and support they need in order to NEVER return to prison or rehab!
Based on our extensive experience in business and social service we understand that the essential starting point for a sustainable life after prison or rehab is the ability to generate a sufficient personal income to support oneself and family. Without this ability all other forms of social support (transitional housing, “shelters”, government aid, etc.) are only temporary solutions and ultimately unsustainable.
M25 Ventures is unique in its approach to helping ex-addicts and ex-felons achieve the essential economic sustainability they need. We’ve seen from experience that the “any job will do” approach often fails to provide the kind of stability needed for long-term sustainability and personal growth. Instead, we begin with the premise that everyone, regardless of their past, has a God-given purpose and destiny for their life and the God-given talents and abilities necessary for fulfilling it. Everything we do is designed to help the ex-addict or ex-felon believe in the hope of this God-given destiny for themselves AND to give them the tools, resources, and support necessary to find it and live it.
We do all of this through an innovative combination of social enterprise, education, individual mentoring and coaching, and Marketplace engagement and investment.
About Eldridge J. Broussard III
Eldridge “El” John Broussard III is one of today’s most in-demand speakers. His message of intrinsic empowerment leads business professionals and corporate clients to redefine success from an internal perspective and reexamine global visions and impact. Anchored upon this process, El facilitates the creation of key transformative strategies to improve internal and external relations, build a productive team, and increase company profits.
Vibrant, genuine, innovative, and compelling are the hallmarks of El’s presentations. El’s passion springs from a critical backstory of personal evolution, going from a ward of the State of Oregon’s Foster Care system, its juvenile justice system, and ultimately, the Oregon State Correctional System to becoming a respected community and business leader.
Today, El is a dynamic professional who is fervent about spreading his message of intrinsic revision because if you can authentically lead yourself then you can truly lead others. Weaving together his business acumen and personal lessons with unique yet universal self-assessments, El prompts audiences to go beyond surface challenges they may be facing and to dig deep in order to harness the innate power to change.
Whether he’s coaching teens through the Broussard Foundation or powerful leaders within the corporate industry, El teaches his audiences how to be cognitively self-aware—that is to look within themselves to define who they are, question how they are currently living or working, and why. He facilitates the individual’s process of internal discovery by challenging them to change self-perception, take responsibility for who they want to be, and how they are going to impact the world. El sparks self-examination of the why’s behind beliefs, thoughts, decisions, and actions; he encourages people to forge a path anchored in a firm understanding of the intrinsic power they embody to live differently and make profitable imprint on the world.