2021 Brother of Excellence Award Winner

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La'Travious Tyshawn Strong

Mr. Strong is the product, of the historic city Selma, AL. In the words of Bro. Strong, “If there’s one thing life has taught me, in order to be successful, someone has to be deliberate. As one may know, change doesn’t occur overnight, so practice patience and intentionality. Throughout my journey, I have purposely aligned myself, with opportunities and individuals that could elevate my thinking, career, and much more. Truly, for this, I am grateful.  Futuristically, it’s my goal to have the ability to allot others the same opportunities I was granted and more. If you were to ask someone, I’m always aspiring and inspiring. “  


La’ Travious, a first-generation college student, has attained three associate degrees and a bachelor’s degree. Presently, he’s pursing an Executive MBA, with an emphasis in Finance. In addition to that, he works in a specialized banking area, which is mortgage lending. One day, he hopes to own and operate a brokerage.  


Nevertheless, one phrase that will always resonate with me is “I am the master of my fate and the captain of my soul.” I believe, anything worth having is worth working for.

The Brother of Excellence Award program recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements, enhances the perception and raises community awareness of the positive contributions of minority men.

Each year, at minimum, 1 minority man will be selected the Brother of Excellence winner and recognized at an event. Each winner could be subject to a cash award. However, he will receive local and national recognition and a trophy prize. The winner(s) will be announced during our annual Brother of Excellence Award Ceremony every February. Winner(s) will be recognized at an event, with the ability to present a speech and be featured in publicity/marketing materials. They will also have an opportunity to participate in organization programs and special appearances to promote and enhance the organization.  


Eligibility requirements

To be considered for the award, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a minority male, 18 years of age or older.

  • Be a U.S. citizen or provide evidence of lawful presence in the United States.

  • No pending legal charges.

  • An example role model for other minority men.

  • Complete and/or be nominated by submission a Brother of Excellence application online and send required supporting documentation to the Annual Awards Review Committee within the provided deadline, including the application fee of $10. (Application fee goes towards supporting the Annual Brother of Excellence Award Program and the Better Foundations & Futures, Inc. organization.)

  • Finalist must be available for in-person or virtual interviews, if necessary.

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