Prentice D. Moore is the president and CEO of 100 Black Men of Phoenix, Inc., which is comprised of men from various careers, educations and backgrounds, who are all committed to preparing youth for the challenges and joys of life. The organization offers programs that allow members to effectively mentor African American and Latino youth, ages 11 to 18, from around the Valley. Learn about Prentice D. Moore…
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
First job: Bricklayer during summers, while in high school. I gained tremendous appreciation for skilled laborers and doing high-quality work while working in temperatures above 100 degrees.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: Staycations with my family, movies with my wife, driving to magnificent locations in our amazing state, barbecuing.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: My family. I have a brilliant and beautiful wife, two grown and super-productive children, a perfect daughter-in-law, a heart-stealing granddaughter, two heart-melting goddaughters, and a musically gifted godson. Truly a wonderfully blessed family.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Understanding that distractions were simply universal vibes meant to keep me from great achievements. Distractions now encourage and motivate me to move forward with plans and goals with tremendous confidence.
Someone who inspires you and why: My mother. She has overcome unimaginable challenges as an African American woman to successfully raise three children and inspire folks from all walks of life to serve and appreciate life.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Do this work with love and generosity, knowing that your efforts will be the bridge for underappreciated youth to live extraordinary lives. Now that’s rewarding!
Favorite quote: “Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.” —Mary McLeod Bethune
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I played the piano from fourth grade to high school. I was pretty good and had opportunities to play with local bands.
What makes someone fabulous: Serving while appreciating that the more a person can do, the more that person realizes can be done.