Derrick’s  Mission

To help children, teenagers and young adults build their futures through education, mentorship, leadership workshops and scholarship opportunities.

Not one to back away from a challenge, former NBA superstar and Detroit native Derrick Coleman has accepted the task to help transform his community and the residents that occupy it.  The goal is to rally the youth of not only inner city Detroit but youth of other inner city communities and get them involved with school, athletics, and church.

Strategies to Success:

  • Build Local Capacity and Leadership

  • Collaborate to Inform and Strengthen the Movement

  • Deepen and Sustain Our Impact

Derrick Coleman’s Business Ventures

Derrick Coleman is involved in a number of high profiled business ventures including the very successful concert series “Funk Fest”. Derrick has been able to leverage his relationships to help grow several entities. He has been instrumental in brokering deals with companies such as Ford, Cumulus Media, Pepsi, UAW, The Bing Group and the University of Detroit.