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Troy Gathers
Location: CHARLESTON, SC United States
Birthday: Jul 27th
Joined: May 1st, 2006
About   (request update)
Not everyman can be famous, but everyman can be great. Because everyman can serve" (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) These words have empowered Troy Gathers, at the young age of 26, to continue on his dynamic journey.

Growing up, Gathers had to deal with many social issues from peers because of his family's financial situation. "By the time I reached seventeen I had been to seven different schools and lived in six different neighborhoods. Because of the constant moving I spent a lot of time wishing for stability and praying for strength. I am sure every kid goes through this stage, but few spend their whole life doing so", says Gathers. Because he was always the new kid, Troy had to re-introduce himself and prove that he was creditable. "I did so by striving for excellence and blocking out negative influences."

Now, Troy Gathers has graduated from South Carolina State University and is the C.E.O. of Sixteen Seventy and B.E. Y.O.U. Sixteen Seventy is South Carolina's first clothing line to receive national recognition and to be viewed by millions on nationwide television. B.E. Y.O.U. is an Educational Lecture Program that helps the youth see the missing link to their success. Gathers currently speaks in prisons and schools to children about their true potential.

Troy Gathers is the first male in his family to enroll in a university, start a business, and to form an organization. During his presentations Troy breaks down how peers and negative influences can hinder dreams. He speaks on his road of travel leading up to this point. Gathers speaks at churches, schools, conferences, and neighborhoods. When asked about his message, Troy states, "I bring a story of ambition and struggle to motivate the youth." Ambition is his biggest message, he helps kids realize in life anything is possible.

Troy Gathers is a great example of self-determination and where one's own ambition can land them if they try.

My Interview Question
How do you define success?
Current Whereabouts:
Any and everywhere I can make a difference! And on the web, visit:, Facebook- Search: Sixteen Seventy
Education   (request update)
South Carolina State University class of 2006
Undergrad Major: Industrial Technology
Claim To Fame:
During College: Vice President of Freshman Dorm, Dorm Basketball Coach, SGA Senior Class Senator, National Deans List, Young Democrats, C.E.O of Sixteen Seventy and B.E. Y.O.U. Visit this link to see more: , After College: Career in Fashion Design and Uplifting the Black Community with my voice and actions!
Most Memorable Moment:
Being told I wasn't able to accomplish my dream! I say to everyone reading this " With man nothing is possible, with GOD all things are possible" I'm a living witness!
High School: R.B. Stall in Charleston, SC class of 2001
Activities & Accomplishments:
FBLA, Newspaper Staff
Best Memories:
Graduation. Our hard work paid off.
"THE COMPANY YOU KEEP" It Is Better To Be Alone, Than In The Wrong Company. Tell me who your best friends are, and I will tell you who you are. If you run with wolves, you will learn how to ...more
Posted by Troy Gathers on October 4th, 2009 • 424 Views
Black College Today Jan./Feb. Issue Features Troy Gathers Black College Today Jan./Feb. Issue Features Troy Gathers
Here is the exact article from page 7..Just in case you can't get your hands on one Story By: Erica Prioleau SCSU Review Lead Writer/Director of University Relations and Marketing "Not everym ...more
Posted by Troy Gathers on January 15th, 2007 • 1,736 Views
Mind over Matter Mind over Matter
Most of us today give up on our dreams because of how hard the road seems orthe things we see everyday! But let me remind you: if you could physically see it, then it wouldn't be a dream. Never give u ...more
Posted by Troy Gathers on July 20th, 2006 • 424 Views
South Carolina's first Clothing Brand to hit BET South Carolina's first Clothing Brand to hit BET
Sixteen Seventy is South Carolina’s first Clothing Brand to be featured on national television. Big Tigger of 106 and Park, (BET) introduced Sixteen Seventy to the world of fashion on Tuesday, June 13 ...more
Posted by Troy Gathers on June 13th, 2006 • 302 Views
My Groups
Entrepreneurial Think Tank
HBCU Fashionistas
YBE - Young Black Entrepreneur
South Carolina State Univ. Club
Guestbook Comments
"In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better" Harry S Truman Hey Troy, you got what it takes man!
Tagged by Hugh Palmer on 10/05/2009  
Thanks for passing thru. How are things with you Troy?
Tagged by Jehan Bunch on 10/04/2009  
sup buddy, be encouraged
Tagged by emmanuel randolph on 02/02/2007  
Hi Troy! Thanks for stopping by! I am alive and well ! How are you?
Tagged by Jehan Bunch on 01/16/2007  
No, thank you! Keep working hard and pushing forward!
Tagged by Jehan Bunch on 10/03/2006  
Hi Troy! Thanks for the add! I'll be in touch!
Tagged by Jehan Bunch on 09/19/2006  
Yo! I was just in North Charleston on Saturday. You go to the game at the Citadel?
Tagged by Malissa Newton on 09/18/2006  
jus showin u sum luv
Tagged by Anita Mitchell on 06/19/2006  
Jus showin LUV
Tagged by Rashana White on 06/03/2006  
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