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Khary Lazarre-White
Khary Lazarre-White

Khary Lazarre-White

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol

Harlem, NY USA

"The greatest force that people bring to having successful lives that excite them-that make them happy, that make them able to contribute to society-is to find out what they really love to do."

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Khary's work combines: Entrepreneurship, Non-Profit Organizations, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life


I work to uplift the next generation by providing a place where kids can develop a higher vision for themselves.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Art/Art Studies, General

    Brown University

  • Doctorate


    Yale University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Grew up in a neighborhood of New York City that trafficked ninety percent of the city's cocaine intake.

  • 2.

    Inspired him to work to break the cycles of poverty around him by giving young people the opportunity to get an education, follow their dreams.

  • 3.

    Started by working with young men at a community center; many were involved with gangs and drug dealing.

  • 4.

    Within a year, he was able to get almost all of them back in school and on the right path.

  • 5.

    Realized that involvement and mentorship actually could turn lives around.

  • 6.

    Viewed the situation in Harlem as "urgent," so he "just started doing the work," eventually built a nonprofit and got it off the ground.

  • 7.

    Says that too many youths in America are still limited by their zip code or the color of their skin, so his goal is to provide them with equal opportunities.

  • 8.

    Believes the best way for people to contribute to society is by finding something that they really love to do.