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Mission: Restore, Rebuild, and Reclaim Futures through education, career, health, and social programs impacting communities.
Our team of leaders brings expertise in technology, engineering, education, workforce development, and health & wellness. We deliver successful funded programs and training for schools, agencies, and community groups.
The launch team, Dr. Lin and Margo Dawson have decades of service in higher education, K-12 schools, diversity training, corporate and faith-based training, and community building. They were social justice pioneers 25 years ago tackling diversity relations, educational disparities, and workforce development for groups like The Blackstone Rape Crisis Center, NC Legal Aid, John Deere, Quintiles, IBM, Explores Museum, Study Circles on Race & Ethnic Relations (sponsored by the YWCA & League of Women Voters), The National Consortium for Academics and Sports, Promoting Campus Civility, Kenyan Tribal Leaders (Nairobi ), A World of Difference, The Anti-defamation League, Children's Place, Wake County Public Schools, Lenoir County Public Schools, and more.
In 2013, Lin Dawson, returned to his hometown in Kinston, North Carolina, to address fatherless boys and those needing mentorship in his community. He began by galvanizing friends from the community to serve as mentors to start a Saturday Boys Academy. The leaders were inspired by iconic Coach Coley Little who was their mentor, science teacher, and athletic coach.
In 2014, the Dawsons were approved for a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization under the name JH Sampson CDC which is known today as Train Them Up for Success CDC Inc. The Dawson’s with the help of friends, community, schools, and corporate partners launched programs like the Coley Little STEM Camps, Girls & Boys Sowing Seeds for Success Community Gardening Project, Saturday Math Lab, College to Career Connections, Rochelle Middle School Tutoring Program, Financial Fitness for Families, Staying Safe in Your Neighborhood, Yoga Fitness, Parent Workshop on Paying for College, and others.
A partial listing of support includes Lenoir County Public School and Recreation, John Deere, Lenovo, PNC Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, The American Tower Foundation, Centurylink, Lenovo, NASA, SECU Teaching Fellow, Teach for America, Fusion Fitness by Jelyse, universities, businesses, and private donors.
Today, Train Them Up for Success continues to rebuild, reclaim, and restore with Rescue Relief programs for youth and adults. Support our summer relief camps.