For over twenty years, Mr. Reggie Miller has been inspiring many throughout the state of New Jersey, encouraging them to reach their full potential. He seeks to instill the necessary principles that will allow them to be positive and proactive in their own lives, and becoming a positive influence in the lives of not only their families, but others within the community.
Mr. Miller attended Rutgers University where in received a full scholarship for basketball. His dream of going to the N.B.A. was abruptly taken away during his freshman year due to a serious spinal condition. However, this set back did not keep him from obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. He used that study of the development, structure and function of the human society to improve his own community. Not only identifying key issues surrounding him, but taking an active role in changing them. Issues including bullying, self- esteem, goal setting, and violence in communities amongst others. Ten years ago Mr. Miller was diagnosed with cancer which prompted him to become a strong advocate for healthy eating. He facilitates various preventive programs to help better understand the importance of healthy habits.
Mr. Miller is currently the Program Director of the Male Student Support Program. This school-based program is a partnership between RUTGERS New Jersey Medical School and the Orange Public Schools addressing the psychosocial challenges impacting minority male students, helping them understand that education is the key to success.
Community activism is at the forefront of Mr. Miller’s mission of giving back. He has organized rallies, peace marches, and basketball tournaments that promote collaboration and communication within the community. Miller founded A Few Good Men, a collaboration between prominent community leaders in Orange, NJ to mentor, educate, and inspire young men by providing and leading activities and events in their neighborhood.
Reggie Miller is committed to bettering the community and dedicated to his personal creed “If you Love a Brother, Help a Brother”.