Meet Joseph

You have met Brian and Steve in other blog postings. It is now time to meet Joe Bourcier, our newest board member.

Growing up on the southwest side of Detroit as a young boy I wasn’t sure what the future held for me.  As I watched my Mother and Father gain success in their respective professions and my sister (who is 8 years older) earn straight A’s I knew that hard work was in my blood and a non-negotiable to succeed in life. I was the type of student athlete that had to study and practice every day to achieve good grades and to earn a starting spot in the sports I played.  I had promised my parents in second grade that I would earn a college scholarship.  They believed in me but knew I had a better chance of obtaining that scholarship if I were to go to a well known high school.  That being said my parents sacrificed a lot and with help from some people who saw my potential I was given the opportunity to go to a prominent high school near Detroit.  This school provided me a solid education and offered me a great deal of exposure in athletics.

I received that college football scholarship and went to Northern Michigan University 8 hours north of Detroit in the Upper Peninsula in the city of Marquette, Michigan.  I played 40 games never missing one and earned a degree in Health and Fitness Management and experienced a another world outside of Detroit.

I always knew I would have a career helping people as I grew older.  I thought it was going to be helping them become and stay healthy.  It ended up that I helped people gain great career opportunities.  I worked for Aerotek the largest privately held staffing firm in the U.S. and recruited and sold staffing services, helping 100’s  and 100’s of people land positions with great companies.   I moved out to Arizona to further my career, enjoy this wonderful weather and keep helping others in all ways possible!

I was made aware of AZ 4 Education by my neighbor Brian Sanders and instantly wanted to join and pay it forward.  I’m a product of what can happen if given the opportunity to choose the school that best fits your needs and aspirations. 

I believe that at AZ 4 Education is the best run STO’s here in Arizona.  We operate with transparency as part of our process.  We take pride in helping as many students as possible with the donations that are awarded to us.  I would like to connect with you and start the process of donating so that our younger generations can make choices that will be the foundation of their educational future!

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