Pittsburgh, PA - 17 Apr, 2017 - Today, Brian Burley announces immediate release of his long anticipated book, “YNGBLKPGH”, a book which avails a rare opportunity to the future young black generation of Pittsburgh’s locals, nationals, and the world to rewrite their future by learning from real life experiences and success stories of young black professionals like them. The book will be officially launched April 29, 2017.
According to the Author, “The book features over 140 young, black, professionals from doctors to youth football coaches and everyone in between showing the next generations that success is more than possible. The project itself is built off of the idea that exposure can change lives and by providing these young people with enough exposure to what people like them have been able to achieve, that spark can provide the motivation to move fearlessly in the direction of your dreams.”
The book records the submissions of ambassadors comprising their photo, paths and hand written open letters. While their photos captures their real life images, their paths reveal how they have climbed to success and not just who they are or what success they have achieved. In their open letters, the most beneficial piece of this book, the ambassadors give away varieties of useful insights including advice, success tips, and motivation to the next generation.
The 290 page book is a handful of knowledge and inspiration that will inspire our young black people facing various life situations. It will help those who are discouraged find love, those who might be temporarily misguided find guidance and those who are in search of mentorship find inspiration that looks like them.
The books are available for order at the website, http://yngblkpgh.com/products Those interested in supporting and the next generation can also donate copies to young people at the website.
About the author
Brian Burley, an MBA graduate from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business and native son of the City of Pittsburgh currently spends his time as both a mentor and mentee, speaker, author and entrepreneur. The CEO of Burley + Company Enterprises, Burley was named as a 2015 BMe Community Leader for the work he is diligently doing within his city to promote more positive imagery to the next generations of Black Pittsburgh. Burley’s book YNGBLKPGH has already been featured in WHIRL Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Courier all prior to its release.
Burley additionally works within the healthcare consulting field. During his time at Katz, Burley was awarded the BNY Mellon Corporate Social Responsibility Fellowship while completing his Top 25 MBA program in under a year. Burley also attended Morehead State University where he played football, excelled in on-campus leadership organizations, and created the Minority Leadership Caucus, an organization that still exists, five-plus years since his graduation. Burley currently proudly lives in the city and is happily married to his wife, Brittini. They have one son, Jackson.