Scholarship, Leadership, Learning, Life

About the Race to 36

Race to 36 (RT36) is about the journey towards a successful life connected to purpose and passion. Our team helps make the connections, with like-minded and supportive peers.

The RT36 experience best prepares teens, athletes, and adolescents to connect, create, and thrive, in a competitive and sometimes disconnected world. Learn more about Race to 36, through the KA Connect Student Magazine.

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Our services begin as early as middle school through high school, and are led by a very talented team of education, community service, and social emotional learning professionals.

The RT36 approach is based on the proven and successful work of schools, education pioneers, and community leaders, combined into a first of its kind approach to a successful pattern of successful life habits.

Race to 36
Founders

RT36 students also receive special workshops, from the founders, including the founder of Knowledge Academies, Inc. (5 time national award winning network of schools), Art Fuller; the founder of In Full Motion, Cynthia Fitzgerald, J.D.; and the second African American women in U.S. History to earn a Ph.D. in Theoretical Nuclear Physics, Dr. Trina Coleman.

Art Fuller

Art Fuller

Art Fuller is the Founder of a five-time national award winning network of public schools. His high school model is recognized, by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as a national K12 Breakthrough Model for College. Beginning with a personal investment of $2,000, in just over five years, his education design received one of the largest private investment of capital in the state of Tennessee, from the nation's largest private investor in K12 public schools. As a result, the non profit he founded is also one of the largest owners of corporate real estate, in one of the fastest growing zip codes and fastest growing cities in the United States, Nashville, Tennessee.

Cynthia Fitzgerald, J.D

Cynthia Fitzgerald, J.D

Cynthia Fitzgerald, J.D., is the Founder of the longest standing, and most successful ACT prep and social emotional learning program in the city of Nashville. Raised in one of Nashville's oldest low income housing communities, Mrs. Fitzgerald is a distinguished alumni of Middle Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University Law School. She also served as a Vice President for the Tennessee State Lottery Corporation, prior to launching, In Full Motion, Building Champions for Life.

Dr. Trina Coleman

Dr. Trina Coleman

Dr. Trina Coleman is the second African American women in U.S. History to earn a Ph.D. in Theoretical Nuclear Physics. She has also served as the Chief Information Officer for Howard University, along with performing her post doctoral work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Her academic lineage can be traced to leading pioneers in the discipline of Physics, and she has created a pre-college bundle, for high school and rising college freshman.

Race to 36 Founding Partners

Eric Jordan

Eric Jordan

Eric Jordan is founder of one of the fastest growing magazine publications, focused on leveraging the power of diversity, purpose, and passion, from the executive board room to the classroom. The Connect Magazine.

Dr. Rubin Cockrell

Dr. Rubin Cockrell

Dr. Rubin Cockrell is an educator, best selling author and entrepreneur that served on President Obama’s My Brother's Keeper White House STEM initiative task force (2015-2016). His firm, Positive Images & Associates LLC, has served agencies spanning forty five countries. As a graduate of Fisk University, Dr. Cockrell received a Doctoral Scholars Fellowship from the Southern Regional Education Board, completing his Doctorate from Tennessee State University in a school record of 2.5 years.

Race to 36 Teachers

In addition to working with the founders, RT36 students receive ongoing teaching, support and training from a cadre of over 30 talented educators.

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