My name is Roosevelt Boone, and it brings me great joy to join the WHILDE Method team!
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I am joining WHILDE from Bowdoin College, where I serve as Senior Class Dean. My professional experience prior to Bowdoin includes a five-year stint at the NCAA Division I level as a college football coach and administrator, mentoring student-athletes in positive decision-making, time management, accountability, and academic success.
In my most recent role as Director of Player Engagement, Rutgers University Football, I delivered the Life Beyond the Game program to prepare student-athletes for life after sport. In this role, I developed innovative methods for educating student-athletes on their development in leadership, character, and career.
I look forward to offering the same support to each of you as a WHILDE Method student.
Over the past decade, in concert with my mother, Alice Boone, I have sustained the Strong Mind – Strong Body, Inc. (SMSB, Inc.) a non-profit organization. SMSB aims to restore impoverished communities through youth summer programs, job readiness training, and Veteran-centric services. The organization's inception occurred at the University of Maine when I entered my senior year as a Black Bear football team member.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, a Master of Science in Human Development, and a Master of Education in Kinesiology, all from the University of Maine. While at Maine, I aided in coordinating the Black Bear Mentor program, which coupled University of Maine students with local middle and elementary school students from vulnerable backgrounds.
My passion lies in helping those who cannot return the favor!