Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Terrence ‘TC’ Curry represents the change he is bringing back to his community. Born on the north side of St. Louis, MO, TC is now using his childhood environment and lessons to assist his community. He is achieving this through various avenues including a book titled, “Changing the Tone” in which he will help set a new tone of the black community in the new decade. TC is able to speak on this subject intelligently and eloquently because he has lived the change he is now seeking to implement.
Growing up, TC excelled both in the classroom and in his extra-curricular activities. In high school, he was selected for the Kirkwood/Webster All Century Football Team (2008), St. Louis American All Century Team (2007) and named the St. Louis Post Dispatch Player of the year (1999). TC also was selected for the first team all conference, district, and metro in 1998 and 1999. His hard work on and off the field earned him a full ride scholarship to the University of Missouri-Columbia where he received his degree in General Studies. As one of the top recruits in the nation for football, it was no surprise that TC started as a true freshman. He was also voted team captain his senior year (2003) and won the Don Farout Most Inspirational Player award.
TC has continued to be inspirational through his various projects and positions he holds throughout the community. These positions include co-founder and VP of The Nash Youth Association, co-founder and COO of the Bridge Music Coalition, Vice President of 39th Ave Enterprises LLC and a signed artist of TMG Records with a new album titled “The First of Me”. As co-founder, CEO and an artist of 39th Ave Music LLC, TC is using his movement of Hope Hop to help bring a different tone to assist hip hop. This innovative artistic form is main stream hip hop with no cursing or derogatory language. TC is willing to push the envelope and pursue various avenues in order to bring about positive change to his community.
As the co-founder and vice president of the Nash Youth Association, a 501(c) 3 non profit, TC serves the youth in his community with a progressive community outreach program. Being an influential person in the community, TC is associated with other influential people in the community including but not limited to the Larry Hughes foundation, Justin Gage foundation (Tennessee Titans), Brad Smith (New York Jets), CJ Mosley (Cleveland Browns) and local politicians. TC is involved with or has worked for other businesses and organizations including the Urban league Young Professionals, Better Family Life, University of Missouri-Columbia, Flo Valley Community College, Division of Youth Services, various corporations, school, churches and non profits.
TC is a breath of fresh air that is needed to assist in bringing change into the community. His various projects and community ties will help allow him to reach the citizens, both young and old. Not only is he the ambassador of Hope Hop, he is also the ambassador of Hope.
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