Kayode is proof that a student can find true success and not become a product of his environment. Born and raised in the South Bronx, he faced many of the same challenges and obstacles that students and youth deal with today. He was a dis-engaged student with average to below average grades who failed to see the value of an education until he had to go to summer school at the end of his junior year in high school. It was then that he realized that this could significantly impact whether or not he would graduate.
Faced with this stark reality, Kayode began to apply himself. Soon he realized the joy that naturally comes from receiving good grades, and from having a solid understanding of the subject material. This built up his confidence, helped him to succeed and overcome the everyday challenges and pressures of his community.
It was this achievement that inspired him to start 4T’s Productions – True To The Trade (later renamed Teaching Teens To Think) some years later after establishing a successful career in IT working at various Fortune 500 companies.
As President and Founder of 4T’s, Kayode uses his knowledge and real-life experience to inspire students and youth to find their hidden potential, so that they too can experience the joy and confidence that results from applying themselves and how this empowers them to overcome roadblocks to learning, and succeed in spite of the many challenges facing them in their community or elsewhere, and other obstacles holding them back.