Kelvin Washington Jr.
Kelvin Washington Jr., a native of Houston, Texas, has a simple motto: “serve to save.” Kelvin believes the foundation of hope begins with positive relationships. Dedicated to this belief, his sole purpose in life is to provide hope through building meaningful connections, especially for African-American males. Aiming to bring awareness to an often overlooked aspect of many communities, Kelvin founded “Think Different”, where he solely consults on the mental health of African American males. Prior to focusing on mental health, Kelvin also founded “Make A Change 4 Youth” in collaboration with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Alpha Chapter, where he focused on supporting African-American males in the DC area through reality pedagogy in the classroom.
Kelvin attained his B.A. from Howard University and also holds a M.Ed from the University of Washington in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on African-American males. In his program, Kelvin also earned an Environmental Education Certificate from IslandWood, located on Bainbridge Island, where he was the first African-American male graduate.