James Lawrence Co-Founder
Born and raised in Hartford, CT, James Lawrence developed his passion for Arts & Culture while attending The Hartt School (University of Hartford), graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts Management. Furthermore, James has always been a genuine Sport & Recreation enthusiast. James places a high value on the discipline and camaraderie taught and exhibited in organized sports. As a youth, James excelled academically and in an array of sports to include baseball, basketball, and football. His passion for higher education & sports led him to Concordia University in Irvine, CA where he received his Master’s Coaching and Athletic Administration in 2013. James is currently employed with Baltimore City Recreation & Parks as a Community Center District Manager where he ensures his facilities are in optimal condition and are programed efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of the perspective community. James enjoys exposing youth to new and exciting opportunities, In addition he feels it’s his duty to mentor youth in his local community, James looks forward to expanding his reach while providing quality sports and recreational programming and educating underprivileged youth all over the world.
Matt Lawrence Co-Founder
Former Baltimore Raven, Matt Lawrence is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. After graduation, Matt went on to play 4 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played with the Seattle Seahawks, the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens before retiring in 2012. While playing Matt was involved with the Presidential Council for Fitness and Nutrition where he volunteered his time to make a strong impact in the young lives who looked up to him. Wanting to make more of a global impact Matt attended the Wharton school of business. There, he was able to gain the critical information needed to have a sustainable model that we see today. Unfortunately shortly there after Matt was sidelined and forced to retire due to a very severe concussion. Matt currently suffers from debilitating conditions due to his TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). After enduring years of intense rehab which didn’t produce substantial results, Matt was forced to pass the baton. However Matt’s vision still remains strong and from that vision Lawrence International has been able to build a strong and well versed team. They’ve helped make Lawrence International an integral part in so many youth and young adults throughout the world.
Based out of Baltimore, MD