Who We Are


Robert Jones

Robert Jones was one of the founding members of CHAMPS. Robert recently received his Bachelor’s Degree from Middle Tennessee State University where he played football for two years. In April Robert signed a contract with the Miami Dolphins and will be joining their team this summer.

Rishard Bournes

Riahard Bournes joined CHAMPS late in his high school career and was one of the students selected to attend the trip to Washington, DC. in March 2015. Rishard was one of four students chosen to represent CHAMPS and attend the private reception with President Obama! He went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a Posse Scholarship. He graduated this past fall with a Bachelor’s Degree in Personal Finance. Rishard is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and carried on the CHAMPS legacy as the Co-Director of the Kappa League Mentoring Program!

Ken Furlough

Ken was one of the early mentors in the CHAMPS program in 2013 and 2015. At the time he was a recent graduate of Georgetown University with a dream of becoming a doctor. He took and long and hard road to make that dream a reality and this spring graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. We salute DR. KENNETH FURLOUGH, ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON!!! He is an inspiration to us all!

Darrion Baxter

This text is serving as a temporary placeholder. I need to get a more detailed description of Darrion’s graduation & career plans. Darrion recently graduated from Governor’s State University and is beginning a program with Nascar to do something with racecars. Darrion was a member of CHAMPS throughout high school and was recognized by the Dwayne Wade Spotlight On program during his senior year at the halftime of a Chicago Bulls game.

In Loving Memory

CHAMPS Male Mentoring would like to use this page to honor the lives of our mentees and mentors who have passed on.  May they remain in our hearts and memories forever. 

Learn more about the young men we’ve lost.

Guiding Young Men to Achieve their Dreams


The Mission of the CHAMPS Male Mentoring Program is to Educate, Empower, and Expose African-American and Latino Young Men beyond the four walls of the school in order to help them to achieve their dreams and goals.

Register Today ›