Meet Jamaal Eubanks
Born and raised in Madison WI, Armaad “Jamaal” Eubanks developed a passion for both basketball and making his community better. These passions led him to co-create a mentoring program, Pivotal Transition that focused on giving Black youth the tools to look beyond tomorrow. After completing his undergraduate degree at Huntingdon College and two Masters degrees from Edgewood College while working in the school district and being a full time parent to his children, he developed a creed that helped him push through the hardest of times: Fuel or Crutch. Through mentoring and interactive motivational workshops he spread the message of #FuelOrCrutch and branched out to begin consulting with school districts, colleges and community organizations to solve equity and behavior issues with at risk youth in Madison.
In 2018 he started Eubanks Solutions LLC, an umbrella for the different aspects of his company. The Determination to Succeed is his first book that has just been released. He still loves, coaching , and watching basketball every opportunity he gets with his children in his home town Madison, WI where he still resides.
DETERMINATION TO SUCCEED WORKSHOP
The Determination to Succeed interactive speaking workshop is a three-part series that focuses on the end game of success with emphasis on the mental toughness, perseverance, and resilience needed to overcome obstacles and adversity to obtain the ultimate goal, SUCCESS! Eubanks Solutions wants everyone to push and strive for success but by their own definition of what success is and looks like to them.
GROUP & ONE-ON -ONE MENTORING
Whether it's building support amongst peers or in one-on-one settings, Eubanks Solutions focuses on developing skills and coming up with solutions to navigate the ups and downs of adolescence. Through teaching self-advocacy, literacy, leadership, Eubanks solutions seeks to prepare youth for lifelong sustainability and self-sufficiency.
FUEL OR CRUTCH BASKETBALL TEAM
The Fuel or Crutch basketball team was started to give more young ladies in the Dane Co. area an opportunity to play the game that they love. AAU basketball has become extremely expensive. This team was created to allow these girls that typically end up not playing due to the high cost a chance to play at an affordable price.