Robert White III is a proud native of Brooklyn, Illinois. White learned the value of education early on with being the son of an educator and a blue collar factory worker. His father was his role model and instilled the importance of hard work and bettering the plight of his community. At the young age of 18, Robert started his professional career in the non-profit sector. He believed in the value & need of establishing & growing African educational programs & institutions, and began working with youth from the Bootheel of Missouri.
As the Lead Narcan Trainer, Tyrikk Blanks has had a unique experience with drug use. He has seen how drug use and addiction has affected not only his family, but the community he serves as well. In efforts to see a change in his environment, he first had to face his challenge with drug use. He was engaged in drug use for years and needed to overcome his own battle with Codeine. His overall experience and understanding enables him to deploy effective skills that resonate with the community that we serve.