"I have observed this in my experience of slavery, - that whenever my condition was improved, instead of its increasing my contentment, it only increased my desire to be free, and set me to thinking of plans to gain my freedom. I have found that, to make a contented slave, it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason. He must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery; he must be made to feel that slavery is right; and he can be brought to that only when he ceased to be a man."
"The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass"
Terrance "Munch" Williams
Executive Director of ProScholars Athletics since 2008, Williams attended and graduated from the Holderness School, a selective boarding school in New Hampshire. Terrance holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Wesleyan University in 2002. After graduating from Wesleyan, Terrance served two years in the Teach for America program and went on to teach 1st grade for three years in a school located in the NYC’s South Bronx. After teaching he spent two years as Dean of Students at East New York Preparatory Charter School and earned a Master's in Education/Building Leadership at the University of Phoenix during this time. It was at this point that Terrance decided to return to his roots and accepted a position as Educational Coordinator of the SCAN "Reach for the Stars" program at Mulally Recreation Center, a program he participated in as a child.
Within a year and a half of returning to SCAN, Terrance was promoted to Center Director of the Mulally Recreation Center. While returning to the SCAN organization, he began working with the initial group of students who would help create the foundation for the ProScholars Athletics program. Under his leadership, ProScholars Athletics has grown from one team of a handful of afterschool students to a basketball program recognized as the top men's basketball AAU program in the country. Understanding that team sports can be a spring board to numerous academic and social opportunities, Williams has spearheaded an educational movement that has seen student athletes earn admission to prestigious boarding and Catholic schools located throughout the Northeast as well as numerous Division I scholarship offers for its participants.
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