Our Executive Director and Founder, Glenn T. Ford Jr., is a man of vision and passion for young people. Ford has built a reputation for making the “impossible” POSSIBLE!” With his grassroots upbringing, Ford has built a program that has proven to be a successful pathway for athletes to obtain a free college education.
Entering into his 18th year of iDareU, Ford’s uncompromising dedication to excellence in every phase of the program has resulted in over four hundred (400+) student athletes graduating from high school and receiving full scholarships to college. iDareU has built a solid foundation and is prepared to yield long-term success.
Instead of giving up on football, Ford decided to channel his energies in the community. Within the last three years, Ford has coached in the National Football League, (NFL), with the Washington Redskins (Bill Walsh Diversity Program) 2017, and the Cleveland Browns as a Defensive Assistant in 2019.
Coach Glenn Ford is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. - TAU Chapter.
Ford has recruited a coaching staff with over 40 years of combined experience to assist him in his ventures of helping young men to overcome their socio-economic challenges, focus on their goals and accomplish their dreams of attending college.
Today, iDareU is recognized as the premier training program in the country by several publications.
“We seek to train and expand the minds of every young person who has the dreams of going to college and we will develop a game plan to get them towards their aspirations. We have set our sights high and changing lives. We are so inspired by the courage, hard work, and the determination of our kids that it drives us to take our organization to new heights in support of them.”
Glenn T. Ford Jr.
Executive Director & Founder