What is Heart of Man? Heart of Man is a clothing and accessory brand designed to transform the way socially conscious consumers shop. Every product we launch into the world is designed by students to help fund, educate and propel students in underserved communities to succeed in life. Every product is designed to bring the ideas of inner-city students to life and use entrepreneurship to jumpstart their education. Specifically, HoM teaches students entrepreneurship and design. For each item sold, a percentage of profits are donated to the students’ scholarship fund to help them fulfill their life potential. Who is Marcus Noel? God fearing. Passionate. Tenacious. Creative. Relentless. Courageous. What inspired you to create Heart of Man? Roughly 2 million students drop out of high school annually, that’s about 30% of our US students. Most of those students are African American and Latino, living in at-risk communities. To some these may seem like rhetorical statistics, but for me this hits close to my heart. I am my family’s first college graduate and I am passionate about educating students in need because I have seen the negative affects up-close and personal. Growing up in my community I have seen family members, friends, and other loved ones incarcerated, controlled by drugs, victims and participants of violence, poverty stricken by teen pregnancy. These are the outcomes that plague high school dropouts. The Achievement Gap has been a pressing problem of growing concern amongst educators, policymakers and civic leaders. Here's what we believe: 1. The problem does not end in the classroom and has become a challenge rooted deeply in the motivation of the student. 2. Traditional educational curriculum lacks a way to incentivize students to become passionate about learning. 3. Students living in inner‐city environments affected by the achievement gap cannot achieve success because they cannot yet imagine what success looks and feels like. If we educate students on the fundamentals of design thinking and entrepreneurship, they will be empowered to create and produce for themselves. Heart of Man is teaching students entrepreneurship and design which will propel them to create lives for themselves. Our students are gaining real life skills. I firmly believe that entrepreneurship should be taught in K-12 classrooms. How is Heart of Man impacting the community? Heart of Man is teaching students entrepreneurship and design which will propel them to create lives for themselves Our students are gaining real life skills. I firmly believe that entrepreneurship should be taught in K-12 classrooms. Our primary focuses are:
- Teaching students character building and leadership.
- Instilling the confidence to create, lead, and impact others with defined purpose.
- Introduce new concepts and new learning environments to the students.
- Exploring their own gifts and talents to create their own pathways to success.
- Challenging students to solve real world problems and to exceed societal expectations.
- Have a firm understanding of grit, perseverance, and rigor which is needed to become successful in the real world
Marcus Noel is about impacting the education industry at a massive scale. When you find your purpose, you never look at work the same way again. Marcus has his, and it’s taking him to new heights and setting him up to impact an entire generation. He’s too focused to fail. Stay tuned to Heart of Man and Marcus by hitting them up online! https://www.facebook.com/HeartofManProject " target="_blank">