While visiting middle schools, high schools, and colleges across the U.S. and internationally, P2P’s founder (Omari Pearson) observed that too many students lack access to mentors who can serve as role models to help them nurture their personal and professional goals.  Millions of young people are entering adulthood unprepared for college and careers, missing out on opportunities that could propel them into their dreams. Without mentors, many students fail to develop the “soft skills” needed to effectively transition from middle school to high school, high school to college, and from college to the workforce.  Personal responsibility, accountability, and discipline are some of the “soft” or life skills that are extremely important for students to achieve their goals.

P2P was founded with these students in mind.  P2P is a career-driven life skills and mentoring company that equips students with the necessary life skills to prepare them to succeed in high school, college, and their careers.  P2P helps students in their preparations through its proprietary curriculum and train-the-trainer mentoring program (SAAC). These programs teach students how to apply values, clarity, purpose, and leadership to their education and activities in a blended learning model, giving them the necessary tools to thrive in their high school, college, career, and life’s pursuits.

Who’s Behind Passion to Purpose, Inc.

Statistically speaking Omari Pearson is not supposed to have become an author, entrepreneur, husband, proud father, or mentor.  But, as many say “pressure either bursts pipes or creates diamonds”, it is up to you.

The pressures of losing his mother at 6; not having his father in his life until he was an adult; growing up in an inner-city environment for the majority of his life then moving to a suburban area creating a cultural and identity turmoil to find his purpose.  Attending 8 different schools in 4 different states from K-12th grade created a passion…no it created a diamond-like focus on how his journey could help others by allowing them to learn from not only his journey but the journey of others.  Whether overcoming his own educational deficiencies to becoming an academic all-conference student-athlete with a 3.3 GPA at UNLV.  Or his ability to pull and combine the wisdom and positive qualities of the men in his life to shape his work ethic, perspective, and tenacity.  He learned how to leverage his situations to become stepping stones to his success and to reach his goals.  To move from just surviving, but thriving while pursuing his goals.

Passion to Purpose, Inc. was created to be a substitute for those who needed someone to point them in a direction that could rewrite their future, by connecting the “dots” they may have not even realized where missing.

Over the last 7 years, Omari has been speaking at colleges and universities across the US and Internationally sharing with students how to better navigate their educational journey in pursuit of their financial, life, and career goals.   He quickly learned many students today still are not being thorough in their research and pursuit of their educational and career goals.  Because of this Passion to Purpose, Inc. was created to move students from a “checkers” mentality to a “chess” mentality with their short and long-term career and life goals.

In October of 2010, Omari authored “Keys to Rebuilding Your Foundation” to serve as a starting point to help equip youth with the “soft skills” to position themselves for success.  The birth of that book has now grown into a mentoring curriculum that is serving students in New York and Maryland.

Recently, with the assistance of Dr. Kevin Ringhoffer, Omari created the first national mentoring program for the high school athletics and other activities participates for the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).  This program will serve all 50 state members, which includes 18,000+ high school and 11 million high school students.

Due to his journey, books and workbooks authored, and relationships Omari Pearson is becoming a sought-after leader in educational career driven leadership, mentoring, and life skills.  Omari partners with Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Connecticut State High School Athletic Associations and numerous colleges as a speaker and content expert.

A native of the Chicago-land area.  Omari attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) where he was an academic all-conference student-athlete and Mansfield University where he became there first ever basketball All-American in school history.  Both Omari and his wife Candace were professional basketball players.

He resides in the Washington DC area with his wife Candace and their two sons Omari Joshua and Josiah.

It has been said that opportunity follows adversity.  Passion to Purpose, Inc. (“P2P”) was birthed out of its founder’s personal storm to realize his own purpose, as revealed through his passions; hence the name, “Passion to Purpose”.

A dream must be attached to a plan of action to prevent it from becoming a fantasy.  –Omari Pearson

Passion to Purpose, Inc. was created to be a substitute for those who needed someone to point them in a direction that could rewrite their future, by connecting the “dots” they may have not even realized where missing.  Let us help you reach your dreams!



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