IAM Guy Talk is a program of the Influencing Action Movement (IAM) with a social purpose to address soci-economic, educational and professional development needs in the Greater Philadelphia community. What makes IAM Guy Talk unique is its use of social media and other web-based applications to virtually connect students and young adults.
Through facilitated conversation by Featured Mentors, students and young adults are given a platform to speak out on issues that are relevant to them with guidance from an extensive network of professionals and their peers who share their experiences and perspectives on a wide range of topics.
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Featured IAM Guy Talk Mentor
Garron Gibbs was born and raised in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia to a hard-working mother and a disciplinarian father. Both of whom, pushed him to require more of himself. In 2008, he graduated from Howard University with a BA in Communications without knowing for certain what he wanted to do with his degree. Garron decided to begin his professional career in sales for a large media company. There he quickly learned that traditional corporate bureaucracies can be cold and uncompromising. At the same time, he began to notice a wave of young adults creating their own pathways instead of relying on corporate institutions. After a year of brainstorming, planning and re-planning, Concrete Cakes was born. The goal is to use the platform to promote the idea that you don’t have to choose between making money and doing what you love. Beyond that, Concrete Cakes is growing to the point where we can offer concrete resources and opportunities for artists and entrepreneurs. Stay tuned.