EEC 095: Inspiring Children Foundation – Taking At-risk Youth Off the Streets and Into Greatness! with Trent Alenik
Trent Alenik, Executive Director of Inspiring Children Foundation speaks with Dr. Katrina Burrus, MCC about this foundation and its impact.
- How did the Foundation start?
- How did you get involved with the Foundation?
- What is the most impactful thing that you feel the Foundation has taught you?
- How does the Foundation get under-served youth from the inner city to the Ivy League?
- Why do you dedicate your life to this organization?
- You are the only staff member. How are you able to do everything that you do?
Who Is Trent Alenik?
Trent Alenik is a Las Vegas native and graduated from Odyssey Charter High School. Trent was a highly ranked national junior tennis player, earning a ranking of top 40 in the United States. He earned a scholarship to attend Villanova University where he played on their Division I men’s tennis team and graduated with a degree in finance from their business school which was just ranked #1 undergraduate business school by the Bloomberg survey. During college, Trent worked for Merrill Lynch doing wealth management and with Barclays Capital in corporate finance. Upon graduating college in 2011, Alenik took a job with the Inspiring Children Foundation where he is now the Executive Director. Trent serves on the board of the United States Tennis Association and is the winner of the RUDY Award & Mike Agassi NO QUIT Award.
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