4 U Academy Director
Brent Carmichael, Director of 4 U Academy is the father of two boys. One son with Autism he raised as a single father. He is a former professional basketball player, National Youth Violence Constultant and Special Needs Advocate. He has served indiviudals, families, schools and communities over the past twenty years. He received his Bachelors of Liberal Studies from the University of Northern Iowa in 2009.
He has spent the past twenty years organizing,developing, implementind and evaluation educational, social and commuity programs. As a National consultant he has trained many educators, goverenment workers and private citizens on gang prevention, social awareness and autism services.
John Perez - My Mentor
He began is professional work experience with youth as the Assistant Director of Head Start in Rockford, Illinois. After a year, he moved into a position with the Cit of Rockford Mayor's office as a drug prevention coordinator. During his time in the Mayor's office he was responisble for many inner city community programs. He was able to recurit hundreds of community residents for a nine drug prevention committees. He also was the co-orginatior of the Late Night Basketball Program, a violence prevention program that targeted gangs members. Mr. Carmichael was equally committed to the summer enrichment program for neigborhood kids. Also, while employed by the City, he started the WE CARE youth program that brought together young people from differenct high schools to do communit service in the streets of Rockford.
Texas Head Start Conference Life PTA Member National Gang Prevention
In 2003, He was named the Head Coach at Riverdale High School in Port Byron, Illinois. In three years his teams were able to establish Riverdale as a leader in the conference standings, winning back to back 20 win seasons. Winning the conference in 2007 and being named Coach of the Year.
Riverdale High School QCBA - AAU Champions Dallas Lutheran High School
2003 -2008 2002 Present
In 2000, He returned to the University of Northern Iowa to complete his degree requirements. Upon graduation his work with the Salvation Army created the opportunity for him to become the orginator/director of Champions of Autism in Des Moines, Iowa. As the project director for Champions he successful facilitated twon state-wide autism conferences and was responsible for the development of the Iowa Spectrum Magazine. As the associated editor of Iowa Spectrum, he helped distrubute the state-wide magazine to over 75 outlets across the state of Iowa.
Selected to the Quad City Times Newspaper All Century Team -2000
United Township Hall of Fame Inductee (Individual -2000) (Team - 2011)
Professional play in USA (CBA) and Overseas – 1986 – 1990
Selected to play game against Olympic Women’s Team – 1984
Jersey Retired by the Rockford Lightning Professional Team - 1994
All Conference at the University of Northern Iowa – 1981-83
Team leader in steals, assists, rebounds and minutes played at the University of Northern Iowa - 1983
Illinois High School State Tournament Record 11 Steals One Game – 1979
United Township High School Record 14 Assist One Game – 1979
United Township High School MVP - 4th Place State Finish- 1979
- YMCA - Capital City College Summer League Coach - Des Moines, Iowa - 2010
- Conference Coach of the Year - Riverdale High School – 2007
- Back to Back Regional Finals Appearances-Riverdale High School 2005-2007
- Back to Back 20 WIN Seasons - Riverdale High School- 2005-2007
- Alwood Thanksgiving Tournament Champions - 2006
- AAU – National Champions 8th grade division – Quad City Basketball Academy-2003
- AAU - National Champions High School division-Quad City Basketball Academy-2005
Community fair - Rockford, IL Shawn Johnson - Iowa Trin-it-ty 5-7 concert - Iowa