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- November 17, 2013 -

Start Smart Interviews Pichon and Peter

by iStandAbove
Start Smart Interviews Pichon and Peter

Recently Start Smart, an organization focused on supporting the growth and development of entrepreneurs around the world, had the opportunity to interview Peter Yobo and Pichon Duplan, the founders of the nonprofit iStandAbove, a 501c3 tax-exempt organization that provides the people of the world with the best tools and techniques to maximize the resources around… Read More »

- August 5, 2013 -

iStandAbove’s Propelled Program at Macalester College

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iStandAbove’s Propelled Program at Macalester College

The Afrika Organization at Macalester College gave iStandAbove the honor by inviting Pichon Duplan to their annual Afrika! Week held from April 8th to April 12th to inspire the Macalester community to achieve their dreams through the Propelled Program. In addition, the week also highlighted the successful endeavors of invited guests through a panel session… Read More »

- August 5, 2013 -

iStandAbove’s First 360 Mentoring Program

by iStandAbove

Saturday 26th of July marked the beginning of a new era where youth meets innovation! The iStandAbove partnered with two elite organizations, The iSpace Foundation and Start Smart to host its first 360 mentoring program complementing its annual Xpect Leadership Program. The mission of the 360 Mentoring program is to keep the talent recruited from… Read More »

- August 5, 2013 -

Growth in 2010 (Year 2)

by iStandAbove

8am, Tuesday 28th December 2010 and the XPECT Leadership Program organized by the iStandAbove Organization has begun. With 36 students registered and led by their 10 industrious coaches, a chorus of team cheers fills the air competing to be the loudest and most creative marking the start of the program. The two-day program exposed the… Read More »

- August 5, 2013 -

The Beginning in 2009 (Year 1)

by iStandAbove
The Beginning in 2009 (Year 1)

Equipped with values of their Ghanaian and American upbringing and the passion to give back to their global community, Pichon P. Duplan and Peter F. Yobo were inspired in December 2007 to form the iStandAbove Organization (iSA). iSA is a registered innovative non-profit organization that firmly believes that one’s determination to convert any adversity in… Read More »

- August 5, 2013 -

Youth Basketball Clinic

by iStandAbove

On January 5th, 2011, in partnership with Give Running and WitnessHOPE, also not-for-profit organizations, a Youth Basketball Clinic was organized to expose the youth of Ghana to the skill set necessary to succeed in the sport. It focused not only on basketball skills, but also weightlifting, nutrition, sports psychology, and plyometrics as well as leadership,… Read More »

- August 5, 2013 -

Ghana National Coaches Clinic

by iStandAbove

Coaching can be defined as the art of facilitating the performance, learning and development of an individual. Coaches are the essential ingredient to what enables the transfer of knowledge, resources and practice sustainable. Sustainability exponentially magnifies the impact one has on a community. This is the reason why on January 4th, 2011, as part of… Read More »

- August 5, 2013 -

Youth Soccer Clinic

by iStandAbove

On January 3rd, 2011, in partnership with Give Running and WitnessHOPE, also not-for-profit organizations, a Youth Soccer Clinic was organized to expose the youth of Ghana to the skill set necessary to succeed in the sport. It focused not only on soccer skills, but also weightlifting, nutrition, sports psychology, and plyometrics as well as leadership,… Read More »

- August 5, 2013 -

Project Drive-By

by iStandAbove

Project Drive-By (PDB) is a non-profit initiative by feedForever (fF) and LifeStylzGH (LSG) supported by iStandAbove. The aim of this project was to drive-by a less fortunate area in Accra and provide them with a meal as well as fun-filled activities such as a dancing competition, musical chairs, soccer, Q&A amongst others. Children were also… Read More »

- August 5, 2013 -

Pymarid of Success Leadership Camp

by iStandAbove

December 30, 2011 marked the start of Project Ghana for the year 2011. iStandAbove, in collaboration with Give Running and WitnessHOPE organized the Pyramid of Success Leadership camp. With 67 students registered and led by their 10 industrious coaches, a chorus of team cheers and songs filled the air competing to be the loudest and… Read More »

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