OPTIMIZE THE VIZION

501(c) (3) organization created to help enhance the vizions of children’s future by exposing them to the countless possibilities that the world of sports can provide.

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On 6/26/21 @optimizethevizion and @eglazeotv had the honor of having Christine Horn speak to our Vizionaries! In this clip she spoke to our Vizionaries about Believing In Yourself! She provided some very inspiring words to all of us! Check out the entire session on our #youtube page Optimize The Vizion!

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 is very excited for our 14th virtual event and 27th overall event on Saturday June 26th!! Our speakers will be #Actress and Career Coach Christine Horn and @patchwerkstudio Founder and CEO Curtis Daniel III! We are excited to hear from our speakers about their careers and also hear them speak on the topic #believinginyourself. Another great time and opportunity to Optimize The Vizion!!

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Optimize The Vizion was proud to have retired #NBA referee Derrick Stafford and WNBA and Atlanta Dream Star Elizabeth Williams speak to our organization on Saturday, 4/24pm! It’s was great to have our Vizionaries hear from Derrick and Elizabeth about their great careers and discuss our topic “Hard Work Pays Off”! Another great opportunity to Optimize Vizions!

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April 28, 2020 

OTV Goes Virtual

“OTV Goes Virtual”!

A new program that will allow us to continue working and connecting with our Vizionaries during these different times. The1st event was Friday, April 6th from 6-7pm. Our guest speakers were Award winning Journalist Hannah Joy Gebresilassie and Former Division 1 Men’s Basketball Coach Lewis Preston. We are so happy that we will still have the opportunity to continue exposing our Vizionaries to different possibilities. Thank you to all who believe and support Optimize The Vizion as we continue to serve the needs of our Vizionaries!

Optimize The Vizion 2nd session in our series “OTV Goes Virtual”! The speakers for this session were Sports Reporter Angel Gray and CEO of the Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship James Jay Bailey! The theme of this session was “Achieving Goals” and we were extremely excited for our Vizionaries to take part.

 

#OptimizeTheVizion #Exposure #Possibilities #Virtual
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May 18, 2020 

“OTV delivered #carepackages to their #Vizionaries and their smiles tell the stories! OTV traveled from Austell, Riverdale, Atlanta and Decatur to deliver on 5/16/2020! "So #honored and #thankful for being able to do this! Thanks to everyone who contributed! Couldn’t do it without you!" CEO/Founder Emmanuel Glaze

Check out at OptimizeTheVizion.org #Optimizethevizion #Sports #Exposure #Possibilities #Life

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FOUNDER/CEO EMMANUAEL GLAZE OF THE CRUSH SPORTS TALK SHOW

Founder/CEO new post on why he is so happy for Jodie Meeks (LA Lakers)for what he is doing in the #NBA #Playoffs right now and what he has done for #OptimizeTheVizion in the beginning! https://www.optimizethevizion.org/…/so-happy-for-jodie-meek…

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As we at Optimize The Vizion are listening to the advice on COVID-19 for our Vizionaries and Staff we are still preparing to once again expose or Vizionaries to great opportunities once we are able to. Meanwhile until that time comes we will present some of the great events and opportunities we have been provided since Jan 2019. We thank everyone for their support and we ask that you continue to support Optimize The Vizion as we look forward taking our program to greater heights in 2020!

#OptimizeTheVizion #Sports #Exposure #Possibilities

Visit OptimizeTheVizion.org to learn more

In this clip CBS46’s Tracye Hutchins CBS46 begins our your of the studio in October 2019!

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February 29th, 2020

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To say that today was amazing is an understatement! Optimize The Vizion Corporation is a phenomenal organization that I’m so honored to serve on the board. The founder, Emmanuel Glaze, provided another game changing opportunity for the ‘vizionaries’ today. Imagine being in middle school and able to not only attend the Kennesaw State University basketball games today, but to also learn from the Athletic Director, Milton Overton! Milton inspired these future leaders and provided great success strategies! My heart is full! Look at our future leaders! #optimizethevizion #kennesawstateuniversity #futureleaders

Mr @etthehiphoppreacher speak on 1/4/2020! Thanks to our family at the @russellcenter for making our 1st event for 2020 special! We also were privileged to be able to hear a phenomenal young group from the @hdcworkshops speak as well! 

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Thanks to Tracye Hutchins and CBS46 for their hospitality in hosting Optimize The Vizion  Corporation #Exposure #Sports #Possibilities

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the"new norm"

Before the new normal

It’s Friday evening April 24th and we catch up Keith Lewis Jr via Zoom (the new normal) at Yung Joc’s restaurant “South Beach”. As Keith enjoys a much deserved break and meal he multitasks to tell us all about whats been going on with “I’m A Father F1RST” and the new initiative “Meals for Love” that is feeding families all over Metro Atlanta. But before we get too deep into that let’s take things back to beginning of the “I’m A Father F1RST” movement. 

After a tough divorce some years ago and the toll that long distance parenting took on Keith he realized one thing that was above all else in his life and that’s he is a Father F1RST! I’m A Father F1RST was then started by Keith and his longtime childhood friend Jermaine Clark. The focus of I’m A Father F1RST is to serve local youth and redefine fatherhood while uplifting families and reducing the number of fatherless homes.  I’m A Father F1RST has many prominent advocates including the likes of “Sean Elliott “ father of star running Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys, and “Odell Beckman Sr” father of Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckman Jr. 

Fast forward to 2020 and the COVID19 pandemic, with many of the great things that I’m Father F1RST does to impact the community such as The Father F1RST barbershop, sports camps and clinics the nonprofit was forced to make a pivot. Which birthed “Meals for Love”! I’m A Father F1RST partnered with Frederica Sator of “Simplee Amazing Catering to kick off the program. With the COVID pandemic like many other food related businesses Simplee Amazing Catering was deeply affected and was now sitting on large inventory of food with no consumers to feed. So this was a perfect marriage. Meals of Love started out in March feeding more than 50 families, reaching more than 500 people. In April with partnerships of rapper Yung Joc, who’s “South Beach” restaurant now serves as the hub for “Meals of Love”, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen who donated a grant of $25,000, Mercedes Benz USA that donated three Sprinter Vans, T-Mobile that generously donated $10,000, and GA Senator Kelly Loeflerr and Husband Jeff Sprecher, the chairman of the NYSE donated $1 million dollars “Meals of Love” will now deliver up to 700 meals and week, and “I’m A Father F1RST” kicked off their Scholarship Fund awarding four students from Best Academy in Atlanta with scholarships!  

Keith Lewis and Jermaine Clarke are just getting started with the many great things to come from “I’m A Father F1RST” and "Meals of Love"!

“No education surpasses the Holy Spirit “
Keith Lewis Jr

 

About I’m a Father F1rst 

Founded in 2017 with the vision of redefining fatherhood and reducing the number of fatherless homes, I’m A Father F1rst has served more than 2,000 kids from single-family homes with free haircuts, mentorship, youth sports programs and more. The nonprofit is supported by The Black Man Lab, the Davis Bozeman Law Firm and other leaders in the business community. For more information or to make a donation,

please visit https://imafatherf1rst.org/

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