Tavon Parker's passion for sharing his life story and motivating others has earned him the nicknames of Mr. Motivation and The Narrative Changer. Speaking on entrepreneurship, family life, life in the streets and many others, Tavon actively shares his messages through his many motivational messages on social media!
Tavon Parker grew up an entrepreneur who excelled in sports. He is a 1000 point scorer at his local high school, William Penn Senior High. Tavon earned a scholarship to play basketball at Millersville University. After venturing to college he began to lose focus, Tavon stated that "he went and majored in basketball instead of business administration." Due to this, he ended up losing his scholarship and moved back to his hometown where he began to hang with the wrong crowd. This change of scenery and motivation led him to start selling drugs to earn money. Shortly after this new found life, Tavon was arrested and sentenced to 14 months in jail. This is where Tavon Parker spent his time thinking about his past decisions and drafting his plan to become a better man. This experience transformed him into becoming Mr. Motivation. After being released, Tavon began to take his love for entrepreneurship seriously by focusing on growing his lawn care business. He also launched a vending machine business, a motivational speaking career, and a non-profit geared towards helping the youth.
The Downtown First Awards celebrate individuals, businesses, and organizations in 8 categories who have put Downtown York first, through their commitments of time, advocacy, and resources. This year, Tavon Parker was nominated and awarded the Outstanding Individual in an Organization Award.
The York Daily Record published their York County's Most Influential People for 2022. Tavon Parker was listed as one of the recipients for the Philanthropy and Nonprofit category. According to YDR, the entire York Daily Record and Evening Sun staff participated in this project. Teams were created, categories were formed and then they complied a list of potential nominees after also asking community members for their suggestions. From there, the list was narrowed down to the top five, plus a list of honorable mentions.
The Crispus Attucks Rising STARS Youth and Family Education Program awarded Tavon Parker as a 2021 Rising Star. Tavon was recognized for his contribution to the youth and families in our community. Crispus Attucks is a community-based nonprofit, with a history of serving the underserved and economically disadvantaged in the greater York area and beyond for 89 years.
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