About Us

To ensure that no child is left behind.

Our Vision is to empower the disadvantaged youth in Louisiana so that no child is left behind. We want to provide a variety of enriching activities that encourage personal development and help give kids and families the chance to change the quality of their lives.

Damon Harrison

President

Damon “Snacks” Harrison was born in New Iberia, Louisiana and has spent most of his life in the area. Even though he’s known for playing in the NFL, he actually started playing basketball on his high school varsity team. It wasn’t until after an injury that he started playing football as a senior in high school where he was all-district and all-Southwest Louisiana, team captain, Offensive MVP, and Lake Charles Boston’s Offensive Lineman of the Year. Because Harrison did not play football until his senior year and most scouting is done as a junior, he did not receive a scholarship after graduating high school. This lead him to work at his local Wal-Mart as a night stocker while he was attending community college. He was, however, selected to play at William Penn University where he finished his freshman season fifth on the team in tackles. His sophomore and junior season he was voted second-team all-conference and NAIA All-American and first-team all-conference during his senior year.

Harrison was drafted as-as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets where he only played in 5 games his first season but was later named the starting defensive tackle for the 2013 season. In 2016, Damon signed a 5-year contract to play with the New York Giants where he was selected to be in the first team All-Pro by the Associated Press and was ranked number 96 on the NFL’s top 100 players of 2016.

Kurtis Stewart

Director

Kurtis Stewart is the President of Millennium Sports Management Group where he has worked with athletes, public figures, and entertainers to aid them in succeeding in a professional capacity. Stewart earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Carolina Central University, a Master of Health Administration from Strayer University, and a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Duke University. He uses his well-rounded knowledge to manage his variety of clients and their charitable foundations.

Stewart’s foray into the public eye began when he started chasing after his own athletic aspirations and dreams, with a stint as a professional football player (AFL) . In further pursuit of his passion for sports, Kurtis chose to utilize his background in the human services sector by focusing his work on the philanthropic side of the entertainment industry. He played an instrumental role in a fundraising campaign that went on to raise over $1.2 Million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in 2013, and he even recruited other high profile athletes to join him in supporting this extremely worthy cause. Prior to establishing and leading a reputable sports management firm, Millennium Sports Management Group, Stewart spent over a decade serving the community of Durham, NC, and the surrounding areas.

James L. Russell

Director

James L. Russell, III, is a native of New Iberia, Louisiana. In 1992, he began attending Southern University and A&M College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Education. James returned to New Iberia and began his career with the Iberia Parish School System as a teacher and football/track coach. While working, he earned his Master of Education degree from Nicholls State University in 2002 and, at the age of 29, became one of the youngest principals to serve his district, when he was chosen to lead the historic Anderson Middle School, formerly known as Jonas Henderson High School. James continued to pursue scholarly aspirations. He was accepted to Southern University Law Center and is a fond member of the Class of 2016.

After honorably serving ten years as principal, he was promoted to a district level supervisor with the school system, in which capacity he continues his 21-year career. In October 2016, he established the Law Offices of James L. Russell, III, LLC in Lafayette, Louisiana, which provides legal representation in the areas of accident and personal injury, worker’s compensation, wills, and successions. James has one child, Jaiden Claire, and he is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.