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40 under 40: Milladge Griffin III

40 under 40: Milladge Griffin III

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Program manager, PRIS2M, the IMC

Age: 38

Education: B.A., SUNY College at Geneseo; master’s degree, public administration, SUNY College at Brockport

Family: Wife, Phyllisa; daughter, 6; son, 4

Professional responsibilities: Assists students of color from the Rochester City School District by increasing their interest in science, math and technology while simultaneously developing their leadership and communication skills. Directs, implements and manages daily operations of PRIS2M; identifies resources within the Rochester City School District and local industry as well as among community leaders, parents, professionals, and colleges and universities

Community leadership: Board member, Center for Youth Services Inc.; member, higher education task force, Rochester City School District; member, steering committee, Minority Achievers Program, YMCA of Greater Rochester, 1997-2000

Greatest influence: My passion and compassion to assist young people in ascertaining their goals. Helping young adults plant and nurture their seeds of potential and talents has always been a driving force that motivates me to continue to petition on their behalf and celebrate their accomplishments.

Ten years from now: I see myself helping families reach their goals by serving as CEO of my own company or non-profit organization. I plan to increase the number of students I am able to assist and to develop a curriculum of support and classes for young people. Ultimately, I will create a program that will be holistic, diverse and intensive, and allow students to develop various aspects of their education and lives.

10/26/01 (C) Rochester Business Journal