top of page

h Magazine: Guiding To Greatness

December 27, 2018

In 1Nation, high expectations for students are the norm.  Every student is a king or queen to the founders of 1Nation Mentoring. Every day, hundreds of students cross paths with Lloyd Cheatom, Kevin McNair and Sam Morant, who created the organization to change negative narratives around African American youth.

 By Adam Reger

October 06, 2018

The Recent Alumnus Achievement award is given to an alumnus or alumna of Saint Vincent College with accomplishments of significant importance at the early stages - less than 15 years – of his or her career.


From the feet up: Sneaker Ball at August Wilson Center raises funds for 1Nation mentoring

July 19, 2018

On Saturday, July 21, 1Nation celebrates its fourth year with a fundraising gala, the "Take a Walk In Our Shoes" Sneaker Ball at August Wilson Center. The dress code: black tie and sneakers.


By Alex Gordon

1Nation Mentoring Is Helping Kids Find Their Inner Greatness

March 27, 2018

Once the kids of 1Nation receive guidance from their mentors and improve their academics, attendance, and behavior, those steps become more achievable. We meet them where they are and hold them to higher expectations of greatness, and they answer that call."

On behalf of Dugan & Associates, P.C. posted in Community Spotlight.  

NEXT Up: 1Nation Mentoring and Kevin McNair

January 10, 2018

When working with underserved youth at Brashear High School in Beechview as a 2013 Heinz Endowments Fellow, Kevin McNair saw an opportunity “to break a negative cycle by making a positive impact on kids.”

Class Of 2018 "Men of Excellence"

December 13, 2017

The New Pittsburgh Courier’s 2017 Men of Excellence Awards ceremony was held  at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, Downtown, was an instant classic!


Forty-five local African American men including Lloyd Cheatom, Co-Founder of 1Nation Mentoring, were honored for their achievements and contributions to our community, and of course, Louis “Hop” Kendrick was the ceremony’s Legacy Honoree, totaling 46 African American men shining in the spotlight!

Why You Should Know: Kevin McNair and 1Nation Mentoring

October 24, 2017

After graduation, he served at Brashear High School in Beechview as a Heinz Fellow, where he joined with Samuel Morant and Lloyd Cheatom to create 1Nation Mentoring, which works with African-American boys and young men in schools throughout the county.

Jefferson Awards: Most Outstanding Volunteer

May 05, 2017

Kevin McNair, Co-Founder and Executive Director won the 2017 Jefferson Award for the Most Outstanding Volunteer Award at the Heinz History Center.  

Lloyd Cheatom Talks about Adversity, Motivation at MLK Memorial Event

January 27, 2017

Lloyd Cheatom, a 2013 graduate of Saint Vincent College, was the keynote speaker at Saint Vincent College’s memorial for the late Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1968, on Jan. 24 at the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College.

2017 Black Excellence Summit

January 24, 2017

The Black Excellence Summit sponsored by 1Nation Mentoring was held Tuesday, January 24th at the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center. The summit focused on pain, healing, and forgiveness with a group of young black men from the city of Pittsburgh. 

February 23, 2015

Jason Rivers of the Pittsburgh Public Schools Office of Equity was presented with the Jeron X. Grayson Community MVP Award. 1Nation, a local mentoring program, recognized Rivers for his dedication to the community and in the lives of youth across the city.

Please reload

bottom of page