Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Keno Sadler-Executive Director of the Summerbridge Breakthrough Alumni Network (SBAN)

Keno Sadler is a social entrepreneur who has a drive and desire to make an impact on the community around him. Born in Connecticut and raised in Connecticut, New York, and North Carolina, Keno enlisted in the United States Navy and was selected to participate in an officer candidate program which granted a full college scholarship to program graduates. After successfully graduating, he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta. Keno began his 14 year relationship with the Summerbridge (SB) program while in college by teaching in the SB Miami program and the SB Fort Worth program. Upon graduation from Morehouse, Keno decided to create the Summerbridge Atlanta program, where he served as Executive Director from 1995 – 2002. He is now the Executive Director of the Summerbridge Breakthrough Alumni Network (SBAN), an international organization supporting over 3,000 members with a goal of eventually reconnecting with and supporting the over 20,000 alumni of the Summerbridge and Breakthrough programs. Breakthrough Atlanta's mission is twofold:To provide a pathway to college for traditionally underserved Atlanta area school students, and to provide an intensive hands-on teacher training experience for high school and college students.

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