TPHS: Panelist Spotlight Derek Rouse

DEREK ROUSE—  A 23 year old social entrepreneur and student ambassador from Philadelphia, PA. He is the CEO of Ma’at International, a cultural tourism travel club & network, and current V.P. of the National Alliance of Market Developers (NAMD) organization in Philadelphia. He is very passionate about teaching young adults about investing & social entrepreneurship as well as creating platforms for international opportunities in volunteering, labor, investing, & “Know Thy Self” cultural exchange tours. Through his collective efforts & collaboration, he has given many students and adults alike the opportunity to travel to Brazil, Puerto Rico, Ghana, Ethiopia, Mexico and others. This has allowed participates to re-connect with their ancestry, comprehend many sociopolitical issues while expanding their consciousness & experiences by breaking out of their “8 block radius” mindset to a holistic worldview perspective. As of now, he is partnering up with many cultural-based organizations to provide travel opportunities for students and adults as well as international branding and PR for collaborating organizations. He is very blessed to know and continues to strive to make a living while making a difference


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