Antonio Marshall's Holistic Approach to Serving Youth

On this episode of Leadership Level Up Antonio Marshall returns to the show to sit down with Jeff and Brian to discuss his nonprofit MANonFIRE. Marshall connects his organization to stories from his life and how they led him on a journey to empower youth.

Discover how MANonFIRE blossomed, providing essential programs for young people in both Kankakee and Grand Rapids. Antonio’s insights shed light on how to best serve a communities’ unique needs, and he touches on how the organization’s relationship with basketball serves as a unifying force.

Antonio discusses the importance of addressing mental health and the impact MANonFIRE has had on many people. You’ll hear heartwarming success stories and the surprising challenges youth face, emphasizing the power of support and mentorship.

Tune in to learn valuable leadership lessons and the profound impact that comes from simply being there for those in need. Discover how MANonFIRE is changing lives and communities.

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Meet Your Guest

Antonio Marshall

Antonio Marshall is currently the Chaplain at Olivet Nazarene University. After honing his skills as a basketball player at Olivet, Marshall’s passion for the game led him to serve as a student assistant coach, eventually becoming a Graduate Assistant as he pursued another degree.

Marshall then embraced his calling to serve, as he became the Family Pastor at a church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2016. Driven to serve the community, Marshall founded a nonprofit organization in Grand Rapids called MANonFIRE. Through MANonFIRE, where Marshall also serves as the CEO, he combines his love for basketball with his desire to serve by connecting youths to local churches.

About the Leadership LevelUp Podcast

Being a boss and a leader are very different. A boss tells you what to do and a leader partners with you in the process. Jeff, being a leader of leaders, has a vast knowledge of best practices and exercises to discover leadership traits. Brian shares stories with Jeff about the ups and downs of his leadership quest while talking to business and community leaders to discuss their personal leadership journey. Who influenced them? What do they do when they have a bad day? What gives them inspiration? Do french fries or tacos or ice cream make them feel better after a bad day? Through laughter and casual conversation, Brian and Jeff explore all aspects of good leadership.

Meet Your Hosts

Jeff Williamson

Brian Prairie

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