Family is one of the pillars that First Chance U stands on. Jamar Taylor's First Chance U Foundation has a unique background of people from all fields. Our members are former athletes who work in education, marketing, technology, media, business, and the medical field. With all these diverse backgrounds, we can maximize our full potential and give back to our communities. Each person understands hard work, teamwork, and reaching a common goal by working together. Let's meet the members.
*All member donations go to FCU events and charitable causes
FIRST CHANCE U foundation
Mackenzie Taylor is a former Boise State University Division-1 track and field athlete. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communication with an emphasis on journalism and video production. Mackenzie is not only a former student-athlete, but she is also what we call a "swiss army knife." Mackenzie has an entrepreneur mindset, and her creativity is what makes her an asset to our team. She is a creator on YouTube, writes and illustrates children's books, created a gaming app, and has worked behind the camera for ESPN. Currently, she a track and field coach at Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona. Mackenzie's well-diverse background and her willingness to give bring uniqueness to the foundation.
investor, model, influencer
secretary, first chance u foundation
co-founder first chance u.
Director of athletics, saint Francis high school
Cece is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with her BA in Legal Studies. As a former senior manager at SurveyMonkey and Gong, Cece brings leadership and a business mindset to First Chance U. Cece is selfless, punctual, a hard worker, and the type of person who goes out into the community and serves. Here at First Chance U., Cece is a natural-born leader and oversees multiple committees.
sR. SALES manager,
Doug Trawick is a Helix High Alumni who brings great ideas to the non-profit world as he has worked with non-profits like the Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA. Doug graduated from Fresno State University with a BA in Sport and Entertainment Facility Management, Recreation Administration, and a minor in Communications. Doug then went on to San Diego State to receive his MA in Public Administration. Doug is now the Operations Executive Director at San Luis County YMCA. With more than ten years of experience, Doug brings the intellect and expertise First Chance U needed to become the non-profit we envision. Doug's willingness to reach back to his community is second-to-none as he's been giving back to the San Diego community since high school. Doug brings the knowledge on how to maximize our full potential as a non-profit.
associate executive director,
ymca of orange county
Trey Young is another San Diego native and Helix Alumni on our committee and has been giving back to the world of sport for more than 15 years. Trey is a graduate of the University of Montana with a BA in Business Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services and a minor in Media Arts. Trey has professional sports experience in the Canadian Football League (CFL), where he played for eight years. Trey has put on numerous football camps through his "Official Player Watch" program, where they do mock NFL combines for high school football athletes to help them get recruited to colleges through their recruiting database. Trey has also coached high school football in the Seattle area for numerous years. With Trey's experience, we know we are putting forth our best efforts when helping high school students on and off the field.
REAL ESTATE BROKER,
JOHN L. SCOTT
Latriece Youngblood gives us a unique view from the medical side of student-athletes and sports. Latriece works in the Hospice Aide at Kaiser Permanente and finds her passion in giving back in the educational space. She has a heart for doing the part of giving back the public eye does not always see. Whether it's feeding the homeless, book clubs, or giving to women in need, Latrice possesses the attitude and the willingness to reach the masses. Her background in the medical field ensures we follow safety guidelines that are needed when working with student-athletes on and off the field (especially following Covid-19 protocols).
HOSPICE AID/PRE-NURSING STUDENT