As a husband and wife team we created a basic concept that sparked from a very bad customer service experience during the HBCU football and Florida hurricane season of 2005.
We prayed together and promised ourselves and our offspring that we could, should and would DO better.
How the HBCU kidz vision began...there we were sitting in the fan stands...two HBCU alumni parents proudly watching our 3 year old HBCU baby enjoying herself thoroughly in the crowd, cheering on the team, and wanting to wear the school logo just like mommy and daddy.
When asked why he did not carry children's sizes of HBCU gear the vendor sneered,
"Lady, maybe you haven't noticed! Babies don't carry wallets!"
So our "munchkin" shown above proudly wore a too-big college sweatshirt because the vendors did not carry kid sizes to fit her! Mommy and Daddy vowed to themselves and to her that next year she would have her own sized gear to wear to each and every game!
What better gift could we look forward to giving our future generation of DREAMERS, LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS...no other than the unique gift of purpose, culture, inspiration, education and FUN!
Thanks for joining us on this worthwhile journey,
The HBCU kidz, Inc. Management Team
We believe that it takes at least 16 years to adequately prepare a child to attend college and it takes just as long to grow and develop the endowments necessary to to sustain the HBCU infrastructure.
Neither is easy.
Neither happens without FOCUS.
WE CAN DO THIS!
A visionary leader, Joan Gosier has always been one to march to the beat of her own drum. Dreaming big has never been a problem for her. In fact, it's always been one of her life long goals. Having satisfied her own desires to be a leader in the field of business, Joan achieved her goal of obtaining her MBA in International Finance and Marketing from the University of Michigan early on in her academic life.
After traveling throughout southern Africa while working for various fortune 500 companies, Joan realized that she had much more to offer the world than what her past employer's succession plans would enable her to directly make an impact in the world at large.
Success in the corporate world taught Joan a great deal about life and the person she wanted to be. Over time she learned that there was more to life than just material and professional assets. Yet, there was still more to do. That something more eventually became HBCU Kidz, Inc.
As the proud mother of 3 beautiful African American girls, Joan knows that the education of our children is much more than a top priority. It is an aspect essential to the forward motion of our society, our nation, and the world overall. With this thought in mind Joan, the proud graduate of an HBCU herself, realized that the cultivation, promotion, and protection of our HBCU institutions of higher learning were an essential faction of the future survival of African American gifts and talents within modern society. Joan's commitment to this mission led her to create the HBCU Kidz, Inc. team of Consultants.
The HBCU kidz, Inc. team of consultants help Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs) and Churches connect their past to the culture of FUTURE DREAMERS, LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS. The INDEPENDENT TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS (ITOP) specializes in an analytical and objective approach with a focus and emphasis on hands-on efficient implementation. The team uses creative tools and talents of the diverse workforce of the 21st century. As founder, Gosier is a product of an HBCU, a product of a variety of past church homes and a product of a highly ranked International Finance MBA program. Her ITOP combines over 300 years of career expertise and directly related education.
A huge undertaking, but it's one Joan is ready and prepared to handle. With the support of her family, dedicated team of HBCU Kidz, Inc Consultants, and her life partner Tommy Gosier, Joan Gosier is committed to achieving not only her company goals but the fulfillment of the plan and vision set before her by God, her ultimate supervisor, inspiration, and boss.
What types of things have your parents taught U about your AFRICAN HERITAGE?
How proud DO U feel about the accomplishments of people of AFRICAN DESCENT?
Maybe it is TIME to request our local government officials to mandate a PARENTING SCHOOL before it is too late for our FUTURE DREAMERS, LEADERS and ACHIEVERS to survive in a globally competitive economy?
What ideas DO U have on how to improve the current situation of perceived lack of unity?