Tommy Bohanon Foundation’s annual Man UP Seminar provides life skills for young men

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 20, 2022)— Local teens in underserved areas rarely get the opportunity to learn real-life skills or have access to building relationships with local business leaders. The Tommy Bohanon Foundation is holding its annual Man UP seminar on Sept. 29, at the Collaboratory in Downtown Fort Myers, where several local young men will get the chance to learn skills that will help them transition into their careers.

 

“Our goal is to offer education above and beyond what they can get through traditional schooling,” said Tommy Bohanon, who co-founded the Tommy Bohanon Foundation with his wife Katie. “We spend the entire day forming relationships among the students and business mentors, teaching these young men what they need to know to succeed as working professionals. These seminars, like everything we do at the foundation, are done with the hope and intention of positively impacting their future and the SWFL community.”

 

Through experience and knowledge as local business leaders, Aaron Barney, COO of Fort Myers-based Digital Lead Performance, Rick Williams, Executive Vice President & CFO of CONRIC pr + marketing, Henrik Margard, COO of Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats, and members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Myers Fire Department will mentor the young men. During the 2022 Man UP Seminar, students will be able to engage directly with mentors and ask questions as they are guided through various topics, including how to attain scholarships, ace interviews, and make a great first impression. Students will leave the Man UP seminar knowing how to properly tie a necktie, and the importance of how a man carries himself, as it leaves as lasting an impression as his own personal brand in the business world. 

 

The Tommy Bohanon Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to supporting at-risk youth reach their highest potential. Their programs and community outreach events have helped countless kids in the Southwest Florida area. Opportunities to help through volunteering, participating, or donating, can be found at tommybohanonfoundation.org. For more information, please contact Katie Bohanon at katie@tommybohanonfoundation.org.

 

Tommy Bohanon Foundation

 

The Tommy Bohanon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting young athletes to reach their highest potential on and off the playing field. Former NFL fullback, Tommy Bohanon, returned to his hometown in Southwest Florida to pursue his vision of ending generational poverty for at-risk youth. The foundation funds annual scholarships, sports equipment grants to local high schools, youth football camps, seminars and programs, as well as funding for other local nonprofits. For more information about the Tommy Bohanon Foundation, visit TommyBohanonFoundation.org or call 239-671-0441.