Darryle J. Buchanan is a tireless advocate for youth and community development. He is the former Director of The Obama Foundation’s, My Brother’s Keeper Initiative for the state of Michigan. He proudly served as President of the Southfield Board of Education, of which he was a trustee from 2005 – 2014. He diligently serves as a mentor for students who are in the greatest need of compassion and understanding and he has been instrumental in involving fellow members of the community in this endeavor. He co-founded a non-profit organization, Transition Basketball of Michigan, using players’ love of athletics to inspire them to achieve success in other areas of their lives. As a result of participating in this program, many young men have received athletic and academic scholarships, networked with business and community leaders, and have been motivated to attain higher levels of academic and personal accomplishment. He has also served as vice president of the Michigan Association of School Boards’ Board of Directors (MASB). Currently Mr. Buchanan serves as boys varsity head basketball coach at Southfield Arts & Technology High School. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, he is a proud graduate of St. Martin de Porres High School and completed his undergraduate studies at Wayne State University where he is currently pursuing his M.Ed. He is married to his wife of 34 years and they are the parents of two college educated adult sons.