Podcast project to teach Boys & Girls Club members career readiness skills – The Oxford Eagle

The Boys & Girls of Oxford, in partnership with Segment Productions, will film the first in a series of podcasts focusing on the workforce, career readiness and entrepreneurship on Thursday, February 24 at 4 p.m.

Guests on the first episode include pro coach Deon Hodges, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Derrick Burgess and 2022 NFL Draft prospect Keon Howard.

This project is funded by the William N. & Lee Anne Fry Foundation and specifically targets the Club’s career launch program which encourages Club members to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join the national workforce.

Fredderick Nettles, Founder and CEO of Segment Productions, began a mission to create a space for creatives, entrepreneurs and athletes to tell their stories of how they became the people they are today in Spring 2019 .

“Giving a glimpse to the younger generation that the journey isn’t always easy,” Nettles said. “But if you really have a passion and a direction, you can be whatever you want to be. The work I do is unconventional but I feel called to do it. I’ve created a platform that allows members of the sports community to tell their stories, whether they are famous professionals, high school and college stars, even sports journalists.

According to Nettles, it’s his passion to sit with people who have worked hard to get into the arena and get to know their purpose. His goal has always been to inspire.

“We are strong believers in the Boys and Girls Club and its mission to expand opportunities for Club members,” said Lee Anne. “We met Fred last fall, admired his personal ambition and see him as a role model.

“We believe Fred’s engaging podcast and access to compelling guests will unlock new potential for the wonderful kids at the Boys and Girls Club,” she continued. “Our hope is that by being directly exposed to successful leaders, members are inspired to realize their full potential.”

“We are very pleased and grateful to the William N. & Lee Anne Fry Foundation for providing this learning opportunity for our Oxford Boys & Girls Club members,” said Zell Long, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi. . “Using podcasts to capture interest, meet role models, and learn potential new skills is wonderful. We look forward to working with Fredderick Nettles and Segment Productions on this podcast.