Life & Work with Chanse “King” Sylvie – The OneMindSet Foundation

Where does your story begin?

I am from Shreveport, Louisiana a place that cultivated the motivation to seek more in my life because I was consistently surrounded by despair.

In pursuit of this life, I came across a life I could have never imagined. A life that I created through hard work day in and day out;  I graduated high school in three years a National Honor Society member, with over 30+ division offers, ranked as top 300 athletes across the nation, an Army All American, 2x State Champion, All City Athlete,  and All State athlete. 

Upon graduating from high school, I began college at The University of Oklahoma where I won five Big 12 Championships in a row. I played in three college football playoffs games while also winning the Cotton Bowl versus the Florida Gators 🐊, and the Sugar Bowl versus Auburn.

While at OU I was  awarded: 

  • Robert D. Lemon Social Justice Award – 2021
  • Superior Service Award- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. – 2020
  •  Allstate Good Works Team Member – 2020 
  • OU Athletics Prentice Gautt Award – 2020 Academic All-Big 12 -First Team – 2017, 2020
  •  Athletics Council Service Award – 2018-19 
  • Student Athlete Scholarship Recipient National Honor Society.

I  graduated college in two years obtaining a Bachelor of Arts of Political Science with a Concentration in African American Studies as well as a Bachelor of Arts, Criminology. I’ve also completed Master Course work in Global Affairs, Criminology , and MBA.

 During my time at OU, I  joined Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, interned at Oklahoma State Capital, as well as lead a community outreach program with The University of Oklahoma- where we made a police reform. This led to me speaking with Mayors , Police Chiefs and State Representatives.

From this The OneMindSet Foundation was created- the fastest growing non-profit organization in the state of Louisiana.  I currently spearhead change for under resource communities. Our motto is “Uplift as climb. One child at a time, and in due time our community will climb.” – The OneMindSet Motto

What challenges have you faced along the way?

The death of my aunt, best friend, cousin, and teammate. As well as overcoming a ruptured Achilles and ankle. This ultimately led to me finding my place in the world. 

What does your work entail?

In order to lead you have to give someone a reason to follow. This is where I excel- I recognize that breakthroughs happen because of two things; either enough stress causes individuals to snap or someone comes along and shows you that you can be more.

 I provide, uplift, and motivate individuals to show them that they can be more than they ever imagined. This is done by helping  expand one’s mind to the endless possibilities there are.  

A strengths of mine is that I understand my weaknesses and work on them consistently. My greatest strength of them all is “OneMindSet” which is perseverance through hard times. 

What are some educational tools you look to?

  • The Lost Wisdom of The Pharos 
  • The Game of Life and How to Play it
  • The Power of Broke Brand
  • The Destruction of The Black Civilization
  • Stamped from the Beginning
  • Marcus Garvey
  • 48 Laws of Power
  • Art of War
  • Assata
  • PowerNomics
  • The New Jim Crow
  • Words That Change Mind
  • How to Achieve Everything You Want But Faster
  • Mamba Mentality
  • The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
  • As a Man Thinketh
  • When the World Was Black Pt. 1
  • When the World Was Black Pt. 2

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