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Mission Transformation was established.

Mission Transformation was established.

At the age of 25, Julius was inspired following the loss of his father, Benjamin Bayone, Sr., a hardworking, charismatic man who provided the best he could for his seven children. With the support of parents, school staff, and community volunteers, he conceptualized Mission Transformation acting on his belief that there was something he could do to make a difference. So, he started speaking at school district meetings, organizations, and companies on topics such as mentoring, academics, and civic engagement.

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Mission Transformation takes shape.

Mission Transformation takes shape.

Coming mostly from single parent homes, ten young boys between the ages of 14 and 19 were recruited on the mission to define their purpose. They met up twice a month on weekends at schools, parks, and sometimes local restaurants to talk about the issues — abuse, drugs, and crime — that impacted their lives. These meetings resulted in behavior changes such as fewer school suspensions, better grades, positive peer to peer interaction, and refined focus.

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Mission Transformation defines direction.

Mission Transformation defines direction.

The founder, Julius Bayone, recruited the first member of its Board of Directors and names its flagship component. Chairperson Wale Lawal joined the effort to create a vision for Mission Transformation, an official non-profit 501 (c)3 organization, and Mission IGNITE came to life. A collaboration with Alief ISD was established to recruit new mentees and several of the original young men enrolled in college.

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Mission Transformation finds a home.

Mission Transformation finds a home.

The first home office was established in the Houston Galleria area and a new focus on STEM unfolded. After connecting with staff from the engineering department in several school districts like Houston ISD and Aldine ISD, the first sponsors stepped in to support Mission Transformation’s mission and vision. A Back to School drive resulted in 300 students receiving much needed school supplies to help them succeed in the classroom with the monetary and in-kind support of Crestmont Community Center and Target.

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Mission Transformation expands its partnerships.

Mission Transformation expands its partnerships.

Mission IGNITE implemented additional programs in entrepreneurship and financial literacy. A score of new partners joined the growing list of supporters and the 2nd Back to School drive assisted 250 students. An intern and a new board member came aboard the team.

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New Mentoring Project Goals

New Mentoring Project Goals

Mission Transformation has hired a new interim Program Manager to develop a strategic plan for the organization and continue its track record of success. In 2020, LaRachelle Smith will assume the role bringing more than a decade of experience in secondary and post-secondary education. She will assist Julius with the implementation of curricula based on the newest partnership with Apple Inc. leveraging the innovation and novelty of their product line and educational resources. In addition to STEM, entrepreneurship and financial…

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