Ben Troupe's "uncommon" story is one shaped by his experiences.
An ever-evolving journey has helped Ben reach far and wide and, critically, reach out to others along the way. A Swainsboro, Georgia-native who also calls Augusta home, Ben is a tireless advocate and volunteer, standing tall, at 6'5'', for all people in need. Ben believes in expanding perspectives through exposure. He lives his life with a "least among us" mentality, focusing on improvement for any and all. Ben's passion is people. His "uncommon" charge is to challenge young adults to fearlessly chase their full potential; not just to see the world, but to change it as well. Greatness, in whatever form it comes, is the goal.
"I am giving them what I needed." -- Ben Troupe
The mission of the UnCommon Cru is to create a bridge for underserved high school boys to develop academically, professionally, personally, and culturally by providing them with culturally enriched exposure trips that include colleges and universities, fortune 500 companies, and other organizations. Furthermore, we will help them build their soft skills through professional development workshops and
a myriad of team building activities.
To secure local facilities in partner cities, starting with Swainsboro, with future targets including Augusta, Brunswick and Savannah, as the hub for each "Uncommon Cru "The vision of the UnCommon Cru is to produce process driven men who are mentally, educationally, and
professionally equipped to facilitate and adjust in an ever-changing society and become bridges themselves in their communities.
Having seen the best and worst of times, Ben's dream is to change society one person at a time. Young people are the future, and in Ben's mind, they are the ultimate investment for tomorrow. Since his love for non-profit work was cultivated at the University of Florida, Ben has dedicated his life to helping others. He, after years of volunteering with groups like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Shands Hospital, St. Jude's, Read to America and Head's Up Football, is eager to show young people all that the world can offer and, importantly, that they have all that it takes to chase and realize their dreams. Ben's plan is to help provide a pathway for those who might not otherwise ever find it; with a little direction, baby steps can become footprints for all to follow.
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