Check out the video below of NBA Hall of Famer and 2 time NBA Champion James Posey announcing our Grit University intern for the Summer of 2022!
(read more on our intern below the video)
Jack Foster is the son of Martha and Jonathan Foster and a graduate of Ponte Vedra high school where he played basketball. He is currently a sophomore at Florida State University and is obtaining a business degree and MBA in a 5 year program. Jack has been an avid Boston Celtics fan his whole life, and his dad says Jack knows every Celtic going back 15-20 years. So we got the legendary Celtic James Posey to give Jack a shout out and congratulations on being selected as a 2022 Grit University intern!
We've interviewed dozens of candidates for this position this summer, and there were many reasons we were excited to work with Jack this summer. He is very ambitious, sports-minded, and entrepreneurial. In high school, he worked for his school's summer camp and then branched off and was a personal coach for about 10 basketball players where he helped them further develop their skills. We were really impressed by his enthusiasm and creativity during the selection process when he was tasked to create and then pitch us some ideas on how to further grow our brand and reach.
This summer Jack will be working in our 10 week program and living in our headquarters with Colby and Kevin during that period. His day will start with a cold shower at 5:50 followed by an intense morning working. After a healthy breakfast, he will be immersed in helping run and oversee our summer sports camp (Grit Camp) and leading over a dozen counselors and over 50 campers each week. After camp and clean shower, he and the other interns will develop their sales, marketing, and communication skills by selling corporate sponsorships to local businesses. He will in assist in some episodes of our monthly podcast (Grit.org/podcast), develop his speaking and video skills, and he will have a nightly routine of reading motivational books, journaling, and meditating. He will be off on the weekends and the week of the 4th of July and will earn a weekly salary and profit sharing.
We are super excited to have him part of our Grit family this summer, and we are honored to be ushering him along this journey to Build More Grit.