Jasper T. Person III is a man of Faith, Servant-Leader. He is a Coach of Coaches, an Executive Leadership Trainer, a Technology Guru, and an avid sports enthusiast.
Person cut his teeth at an early age from the model of his parents, who were dedicated to stewardship and service. He developed a passion for connecting and providing solutions for the community and the world. His life philosophy is for every generation to become pillars for the next by uprooting issues and building a new foundation for the next generation. Person determined that society should always invest in people, not just the systems, for solutions. An academic, Person is the first male in his family to graduate from college. He has multiple degrees and has set a new familial standard.
Person is co-owner and operator of Tailored Fit Consulting where inspiration, navigation, motivation, and education converge to provide solutions for families, teachers, schools, and communities. Drawing from African, Western, and Eastern philosophies, Person states that the foundation and understanding that it takes a village to raise a child is what engages him into these spaces of transformation. His influence leaves a mark in the education arena through coaching, consulting, and speaking.
Prior to developing Tailored FIT, Person spent years engaging the youth of central Ohio, mentoring, training, and developing solutions. Previous roles as CIO of GetCR8V, National Coordinator Consultant for African American Male Wellness Walk, Educational Consultant for Visionary Leaders Institute, and Legislative Aide for Columbus City Council.
Person is the founder of the nonprofit, The Village 2.0 and its sister social enterprise, The Blueprint 2.0. These organizations focus on providing youth educational empowerment and strategies to successfully graduate high school and graduate from college. Teachers and vocational mentors provide resources to give back to those most vulnerable and underserved in our urban settings. Additionally, Person has founded multiple technology ventures: Tailored Technologies and Tailored Solutions.
A global traveler, he has been a volunteer and partner with the National Alliance of Black School Educators and the National Head Start Association. Through his relationship with Columbus City Schools the largest school district in Ohio, he began to develop and lead collaborative educational teams in San Francisco Unified School District, Oakland Unified School District in California, Toronto District School Board, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Boston Public Schools of Massachusetts, Caddo Parish Schools Shreveport, Louisiana, Marshall Independent School District of Texas, Detroit Public Schools, National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, University of Southern California Black Enterprise, and the National Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC). His personal journey has led him to become a Board Member for Franklin County UMADAOP and a co-founder of the State of Ohio Collective, a nonprofit organization committed to transforming race based discrimination for African American Ohioans in the areas of Education, Health, and Economic Development.
Person is currently the Board Chair and a founding member of The Masters Preparatory Academy, the first University-based African American male boarding school in the country. Person’s passion and calling for providing hope for systematic transformation leads him to engage citizens throughout every place in society, including places of incarceration (juvenile detentions, county jails, and state/federal prisons). He had consistently provided options, opportunities, and hope consistently to incarcerated citizens for the past ten years. Person works extensively with Athletes in Action (AIA), and has had engagements with The Cincinnati Bengals, The Indianapolis Colts, and many various athletic associations.
He is the proud recipient of many accolades on the precision of his work and dedication to his craft. His reputation truly precedes him as a young vibrant visionary whose dedication and practice have equipped him to lead and influence the culture of today. He is an active and loving father of three beautiful children, Jeremiah, Jada, and Joshua.