Do you want to learn what it takes to be a CHAMPION?

Summer 2021 is quickly approaching, and the ELG team is excited to launch our all-new Champions Conference for high school males! During this conference, we will teach young men how to become a champion in their own lives by taking control of their future and building the life they want. During the conference, young men will learn how to use entrepreneurship as a tool to turn their passions into profitable ventures, why scholarship is so critical, how to use their voice to promote positive change through social advocacy, and how to become a strong leader.

Participants will engage in online sessions hosted by top industry leaders, have a chance to voice their opinions in thought-provoking discussions, and participate in group projects to learn what it means to become a champion in their own lives. During the event, participants will also have the opportunity to compete to win scholarship money!

12:00 PM-4:00 PM EST
(11:00 AM-3:00 PM CST/ 10:00 AM-2:00 PM MST/ 9:00 AM-1:00 PM PST)

This program is offered at 100% NO COST!


During the Champions Conference, we will help students find out what it means to be a leader and how to hone in on their particular leadership style. For one day, we will take a deep dive into the personality traits, habits, and best practices of successful leaders.


People always say, “go to college and get an education,” but what does that look like in practice? We will take a deep dive into college prep to help launch the next generation of leaders and trailblazers towards success. We will cover topics like college readiness, how to apply for scholarships and financial aid, choosing your major, and how to make the most out of your college experience.


Envision Lead Grow is all about teaching students about how to use entrepreneurship as a tool to build the life the life of their dreams. We have worked with over 2,200 students from 48 states, spreading the power of becoming your own boss. During the conference, students will learn what steps they can take to turn their passions into a profitable venture.


Now more than ever, we have seen how important it is to use your voice to promote change for issues that matter. Whether your cause is racial, social, environmental, or something else, everyone has a platform, no matter how big or small. During the Champions Conference, we will teach students how to affect change in their community through social advocacy.


Draper Brown

Draper Brown was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and grew up participating in multiple sports, Boy Scouts of America, and his home church of Saint Paul Baptist Church. He attended Mallard Creek High School where he held multiple leadership positions within clubs and organizations, played 3 varsity sports, and graduated in the top 10% of his class. He attended UNC-Chapel Hill after high school and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 2018. During his time at UNC he spent time leading multiple organizations, working at the Student Union, and spending a part of each summer working with Project Uplift (a summer program aimed at helping under represented minorities gain access to and succeed in college). He pledged the Psi Delta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in the Fall of 2015 and continues to be a proud and active member today.

He currently works as a management consultant for Ernst and Young, an international Financial Services firm where he helps larges scale corporations with transformation and strategy. He enjoys hosting events, volunteering with the local homeless community in Charlotte, helping others with their financial literacy, and traveling with friends and family. He currently volunteers with the National Association of Black Accountants, the University Soup Kitchen, and Saint Paul Baptist Church.

Our CHAMPIONS Speakers

Dr. Trevell Eddins

Dr. Trevell Eddins has over 25 years of experience in higher education, specializing in enrollment management. I have worked at both four-year college and community colleges, advising and guiding students and parents through the various stages of the enrollment process. As a Director of Admissions and Recruitment I re-developed the enrollment process to make it easier for parents and students to navigate.  I use my vast knowledge of student services and the enrollment process to operate my own business assisting families with various aspects of the enrollment process from; searching for the correct college, applying for admission to applying for scholarships and financial aid.  I approach the process from a very personable perspective with the goal of assisting you with achieving your goals.

Earl McLaurin

Earl McLaurin is from Charlotte, NC and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. While in college, Earl played Basketball and earned a degree in Economics. He now serves as a naval officer in Virginia Beach, VA. He has been to over 20 different countries with the Navy and loves to travel. Some of his roles during his time of service have included Engineering, Fire Control Officer, Anti Terrorism Officer, and Operations. Earl has had the unique opportunity to start a few businesses while serving that have grown his love of entrepreneurship. He and 2 other U.S.N.A graduates started Full Speed Ahead, a sports performance company, that served the greater Hampton Roads area where he has helped several athletes move on to college athletically. Outside of that business, he works with individuals and family as they begin their journeys towards debt elimination, saving, and financial independence. Earl wants to continue making an impact by helping others succeed in life. For fun, Earl likes to read, take walks with his wife and dog, and attend game nights.