Shay Glorius L. Martin
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Shay Glorius L. Martin (aka Glo) was born, raised, and currently resides in St. Paul, MN. Glo feels that he is fulfilling his life's purpose by serving, encouraging, and helping to evolve this wonderful organization for each and every youth as well as adults that have been and will be impacted as the lofty goals of this society are met. Glo has completely devoted himself to changing the lives of African-American males and for him it's not a job, it's a calling. Glo also has his own business, Pack Material, LLC.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Rob Nelson is originally from York, SC, but has been living in Saint Paul, MN since August 2014. He studied Art at York Technical College in Rock Hill, SC. He is now enrolled at Concordia University working on his Bachelors’ of Science with a focus on Computer Sciences. He continues to support the infrastructure of New Lens’ technology needs, while being the mentor to the Youth Philanthropy cohort. Rob leads the New Lens, “YouthBank,” which has risen over $7,500 since it started last year. The mentees within the YouthBank have also been led by Rob to grant money to several schools across Saint Paul. Another role Rob plays within New Lens is the Youth Summer Job experience. He manages their time sheets, and makes sure all work sites are running smoothly. Rob’s most memorable moment with New Lens was the Camping/Hiking experience. New Lens partnered with Outward Bound to take a dozen mentees to the Superior hiking Trail for 6 days for a 40+ mile hiking trip. It was a great learning experience for him, and the mentees as a whole.
Eskender Yousuf is a native of Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is a current MA candidate at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. His studies are focused on Black males and first-generation scholars. He strongly believes in cultivating our next generation of youth so they can stand on our shoulders and guide them towards a prosperous future. His beliefs align with New Lens Urban Mentoring creating a glove fit. Thus fueling his reasoning for contributing to the organization.
MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Roosevelt is a native of St.Paul, Minnesota. He is a well known educator throughout the city. Roosevelt also has his own DJ and photography company, DigieMade LLC. While being apart of the New Lens staff, Roosevelt plans to guide the mentees to make the right choices, and helping them to become responsible young man. The reason Roosevelt joined New Lens is to have the opportunity to make a lifelong impact on the lives of young men. Also being able to teach them to take ownership of their own decisions and actions is a driving factor for Roosevelt.
Willie Roller III
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Willie is from the Lower Eastside of St.Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from Alabama State University with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing. Willie says he is a part of New Lens Urban Mentoring Society to give back to the same community that raised him and impact young men's lives for the better. Willie is also CEO of WJRJ Industries, LLC. A marketing consulting firm that focuses on giving small non-profits and businesses low cost marketing assistance ranging from social media marketing, photography, graphic design, website design, event planning, infrastructure assistance, and more.