Matthew A. Pigatt is on a mission to motivate and guide the next generation of leaders, award-winning professionals who will take on the responsibilities of our institutions with wisdom and understanding. His story of overcoming hardships through his unshaken determination will connect your audience’s hearts and inspire them to leave the world better than they found it.
Having gained real-world experience as a Mayor in addition to traveling the world, exploring diverse cultures, and conducting national award-winning research on high-achievers, Matthew loves motivating audiences of young adults using his vibrant, infectious energy and practical knowledge.
Matthew’s message touches the lives of his targeted audiences, including high school & college students, education and corporate professionals.
Identifying your mission
Overcoming hardships purposefully
Connecting education to future success
Winning scholarships, honors, & awards
Leadership through character development
Personal growth & self-reliance
Becoming a community change-maker
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How to pay for college is the number one obstacle that prohibits too many students with great potential from earning a degree. This guide offers insightful and innovative ideas about how to achieve that goal without amassing massive debt, which will enable young people to focus on what’s most important--building bright futures
The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. has mentored thousands of youth to career achievement. Matthew is one of our best. Through The Academic Hustle, he distills the wisdom gained from his national award-winning research on our members and his personal transformation into a manual for excellence in education and beyond.
An inspirational graduation gift: The Academic Hustle tells the story of Matthew Pigatt and his transformation from a juvenile delinquent with a 2.1 GPA in high school to a national award-winning researcher, graduating magna cum laude from Morehouse College.
A college planner to help you get it together: Matthew uses his journey of entering college on academic probation and covering all tuition with loans―to securing over $100,000 in scholarships, fellowships, and awards―as a springboard for a detailed, step-by-step guide to academic and career achievement.
Scholarships, Grants, Internships, and Jobs: The Academic Hustle gives a personal accounting of strategies uncovered while researching high-achievers. Through experience and research, Pigatt has refined a system that hundreds of other students have replicated to secure millions in funding for their career development.
This college survival guide is a perfect gift for college students.