Life Changing Programs
Wes' presentations focuses on speaking to schools, businesses and organizations using conversational candor that many audiences can relate to. Expect learn key techniques on how to overcome obstacles
to be successful in any endeavor. Whether it's personal development or
professional advancement, Wes provides a framework to encourage audiences
to be positive and productive individuals.
The Pursuit Program
Students will acquire additional knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be successful individuals and life-long learners. This program focuses on topics such as the following: Success, Planning, Positioning, Persistence, Goal-setting, Drive, Vision, and offers a forum for students to address any issues they are having in school or at home openly.
Cakery Square is empowering youth within the community to develop a sense of purpose. We encourage an entrepreneurial mind-set and provide jobs to students involved in alternative educational settings. Our goal is to provide these students with an opportunity to learn, train, and work so they have the skills to be independent and successful adults. Cakery Square gives students a platform to train in areas that are passionate to them and help equip them for real-life experiences.
Over the last ten years, more than 100,000 people have been impacted by his business and educational studies because of his passion to empower others.
Wes was a high school football standout where he earned over 30 Division I college scholarships. He attended and graduated from West Virginia University, where he continued his football career and education. After earning his degree a year early, Wes was picked up by the New York Jets for their off-season, and was then signed to play with the Pittsburgh Steelers. These experiences motivated Wes to tell his story and become the author of the book, "The Pursuit with Patience."
With the tremendous success of his book, the “The Pursuit Program” (curriculum) emerged. The Pursuit Program is a mentoring program that targets those who need extra encouragement, acquire additional knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be successful individuals and life-long learners. The Pursuit Program gives hope and creates a positive vision for middle/high school students, corporate employees, correctional facility residents, and adults who need professional development.
After 6 years of seeing how students are impacted by The Pursuit Program, Wes opened Cakery Square, a brick and mortar business, where students involved in The Pursuit Program can be hired and develop business skills outside of school.
Wes’ transition seemed seamless going from playing sports, to diving in and making a splash in a world full of entrepreneurs.