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About Lucretus Martin Jr.


Lucretus Dante Martin Jr hails from Orangeburg, South Carolina, and proudly graduated from high school there. His journey continued with a football scholarship at Georgia Military College before culminating at Howard University, where he earned his BA in Sport Management.

With a rich 13-year background working with youth in various capacities—ranging from corrections to schools, community initiatives, and recreation therapy—Dante's commitment to nurturing young minds is evident. He is the visionary behind G.R.A.C.E Youth Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to imparting African history to the diaspora's youth. Dante wears multiple hats as a teacher, curriculum developer, and community activities coordinator, all focused on promoting African history and culture.

Continuing his academic pursuits, Dante is currently enrolled at the University of North Florida, pursuing a master's degree in teaching. Simultaneously, he serves as an intern/mentoree in the Social Science department at Terry Parker High School, channeling his passion for education into practical experience.

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