I serve as Executive Director of Postsecondary Alliance - where I help transform the community by assisting multiple youth-serving agencies in developing and implementing innovative strategies to enhance the educational outcomes of urban youth. This position also grants me the opportunity to provide college access and success workshops to students to help them recognize and optimize their full potential. I am typically characterized as being notorious for speaking the uncut-truth about education and empowerment, which I believe is the solution to transforming people and communities. I have been blessed to serve as the keynote speaker, moderator, and panelist for numerous education events across the Metro Detroit area. My most memorable experiences are serving as the keynote speaker for graduation ceremonies, senior pinning's, and citywide college access events like Detroit College Day. I enjoy serving as the keynote speaker for graduation events the most because it grants me the opportunity to address the entire family.
Brett Jordan has made empowering youth his number one priority, enabling them with knowledge to help recognize and optimize their full potential.
Serving as the inaugural UM-Dearborn College Coaching Corps member, Jordan worked to set a legacy of college access initiatives for the campus, promoting college access in the Dearborn and Metro Detroit Area. The experience “has opened my understanding of what providing youth with a valuable education is all about,” he says. “University of Michigan-Dearborn has allowed me to develop professionally by providing high quality faculty, professors and resources to help me obtain my full potential.”
Jordan also spearheaded a community program called Mentors Promoting Access to College and Training, mobilizing student volunteers to serve as college resources to at-risk youth, and worked with the campus’s Opportunity Scholarship Team to support and encourage youth to pursue higher education. A college education ultimately supports the fight on poverty, he says, and the message is most effective when delivered by college students themselves.
“I have been able to provide youth and community partners with college access materials and workshops, giving them a better understanding of how to get to college,” he says.
Three mentors have influenced Jordan in his professional and academic life, including Charley Eaton, assistant director of admissions. “She has provided lots of great advice and leadership which has allowed me to better serve the student population,” he says. His pastor, Bishop Wingate, and his mother, Latanya Jordan played roles, too. “The foundational roots of God and family have kept me motivated to continue to achieve academic and professional success.”