Horseman Odest Logan, 2017 winner of the Jefferson Award
With much prayer and thought about how to impact the lives of Oakland's inner city youth, particularly those in single parent homes. Horseman Odest Logan, born and raised in Oakland, CA (West & East), determine to support outcomes with success in his grandson, from a single parent home. Determined to serve a community of children unaware of the contribution men and women of color made in building the 'old West,' decided to retire at the age of 55, after 37 years of service with PG&E, where his passion to serve community was motivated and nurtured in the territory he covered in San Francisco's Hunters Point, as Community Affairs Director, Black Employee's Association, and Member of the Safety Division, an Ordained Deacon, he worked with the Teens Program, teaching youth bible study, and as the President of Oakland Community Organization,(OCO) instrumental in increasing the budget and the numbers of active churches, impacting public education and Social justice.
Horseman Logan still needing to offer youth support, he married his passion for horses and his brain child Spurred Up, offering opportunity and exposing Oakland youth to what Spurred Up calls their 4E's; Expectation Education Experience Entertainment.
Jefferson Awards' s Mission is to empower others to have maximum impact on the things they care about most.
Congratulations Horseman Logan and Spurred Up participants and supporters.