Black History Month 2017
As part of Black History Month, the Minnesota Timberwolves honor leaders who are making a difference in the community. On February 24th, the Timberwolves honored Leon Tazel III, founder, President, and CEO of the Tazel Institute, a Minnesota company with a focus on exposing African American males to different business industries. Leon works with African American males from grades 9-12 and brings them to a different business or government office every six weeks to learn about the organization, different jobs held by the people who work there and the education required to get those jobs to create a vision for these young men from the classroom to the board room. Leon believes by showing students successful African American males, it helps the students believe that they can be successful too.