480 CLUB



“It doesn’t take ability to hustle.”

Joseph Hooks is a Montgomery County raised,minority business owner and youth advocate enriched in sports, youth and education.  He is a graduate of Shepherd University and started 480 club to reach those in need through sports training, donating, mentoring, special events, camps and coaching elite student athletes on a national stage over the last 6 years in various facets with the motto “anything positive is possible.”

0:36 Intro to Coach Hooks

1:29 Mindset of Transitioning to Life After Football

2:35 Challenges of Making the Transition 

4:27 Finding his “Pay It Forward” Path

7:08 Thoughts on Minority Business Ownership

9:50 Surrounding Yourself with “Winners”

11:37 Montgomery Village Impact

15:33 Changing Perception into Reality

20:16 Parents as Roadblocks to Success

Program Mention: Leadership Montgomery

23:41 Parents Allowing Micro-Failures

27:29 Grass is Greener People

32:52 Goals for 2020 and Beyond

Leadership Montgomery


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