EL Da' Sheon Nix
EL Da' Sheon Nix is a former football player and a 2004 graduate of Northwestern University who majored in Human Development and Psychological Services and has a Bachelors of Science degree in Education and Social Policy. Due to a career ending knee injury, Nix's football career ended prematurely.
Following graduation from Northwestern, Nix worked for two years as the Lead Mental Health Professional at the Rice Child and Family Center which is a residential treatment facility in Evanston, IL., that provides services for adolescents with mental and behavioral disorders. Nix then began working as a Youth Development Worker at the Youth Organization Umbrella in Evanston, IL. In 2007 EL Da' Sheon was offered and accepted the Director of Social Services position at the Evanston Community Defender Office where he provided individual and group counseling services to Evanston adolescents and their families. Nix then spent over 3 ½ years in the tutoring/mentoring organization of Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection as the Administrative Coordinator and eventually being promoted to the role of Executive Director. In his role in the organization he led the program to record breaking attendance percentages for students and volunteers, created several successful fundraising initiatives, and the program being recognized as the number mentoring program in the city of Chicago by the Department of Family and Support Services for two consecutive years.
Mr. EL Da' Sheon Nix has now become the Director of Program Operations here at the Beyond Sports Foundation where he will work diligently to fulfill the mission, goals, and values of the Foundation where the end result will be that the young men and women that participate in the program are equipped with the necessary tools, knowledge, and skill set to be successful in their future endeavors.
Quote from EL Da' Sheon Nix:
"At the Beyond Sports Foundation I am privileged to be in a position to connect young people to resources that will be essential to them on their road to becoming successful adults."