Mr. Tavis Myrick is a Business Leader and Educator with a multi-faceted impact on youth in underserved communities through his innovative nature and passion for education. As an educator, Mr. Myrick is dedicated to guiding students to succeed while inspiring an insatiable passion for learning & culture for success. He believes that given the necessary resources and opportunities, every youth has the potential to realize his or her dreams.
Mr. Myrick has written contracts and grants totaling over $1.1 million that he has been awarded to establish programming for youth in the Tampa Bay area. Mr. Myrick has created student-centered programs that expand opportunities and support for low-income students in the development of college readiness skills and to increase the number of students that are prepared to enter and successfully complete post-secondary education.
Mr. Myrick is a native of Fort Pierce, Florida. In 2007, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of South Florida. In 2010, he earned his Master of Arts degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Tampa and in 2012, he earned his Educational Specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University in Educational Leadership.
Mr. Myrick began his educational career in the Tampa Bay area in 2008 as a math teacher and later became an administrator in a local high school.
Currently, Mr. Myrick is the Executive Director of the Gentlemen’s Quest of Tampa Inc., a program for males at-risk of graduating high school. He works tirelessly with students and endeavors to help them realize their full potential as students, make positive choices regarding their academics and behavior, and equip them with the skills necessary to become productive citizens after they graduate. Additionally, he is the Program Director for A Bridge of Hope Teen Transition Center (BOH). BOH provides services to foster care youth that are currently unenrolled, suspended, expelled, or not currently participating in a traditional education setting. The primary goal of the program is to assist with the successful transition of program participants back into a traditional educational setting, however, a youth may achieve their high school diploma or GED while enrolled in the program.