MATTHEW A. PIGATT
POWERFUL • ENGAGING • AUTHENTIC
Mayor Pigatt graduated magna cum laude from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies and Psychology. As the first in his family to go away to college, Mayor Pigatt earned over $100,000 while in school and participated in international research training programs in Paris, France and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He conducted national award-winning research at UC-Berkeley, Emory, and Morehouse on high-achieving Black men. After returning home he organized the Juvenile Justice Committee of People Acting for Community Together which assisted in the elimination of out-of-school suspension in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Currently, Mayor Pigatt chairs the premier mentoring program for boys in South Florida, the 100 Black Men of South Florida Leadership Academy, the same program that saved his life as a child. He is the founder of the annual South Florida HBCU Picnic, founder of the Sankofa Cypher: An Africana History, Culture, and Thought Group, and author of The Academic HustleTM: The Ultimate Game Plan for Scholarships, Internships, and Job Offers