Carl Cadet, a proud Haitian-American scholar and MBK nominee for Spring 2021, has been described as an intelligent, motivated individual with an immense desire to improve others’ lives. Carl is currently a junior Sports Leadership and Administration (SLA) major. His career goal is to become a professional Coach. Teamwork, dedication, sacrifice, hard work, and discipline. All help form the morals and principles that Carl stands on today as an adult. Carl said, “After many years of playing and now volunteering as a youth and high school coach, it has led me to my career path today as Founder & Head coach of a youth sports organization. As an alumnus of Massasoit Community College & Dean College, Carl’s next step is furthering his education at UMass Boston as a Sports Leadership & Administration central to continue to positively impact the communities I serve.
Carl Cadet is 31 years old. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in the town of Randolph. He is married with three children, Ahnylah (10), Carl, jr. (8), and Bella (1). Another fact about Carl is he is an advocate for immigration reform.
As a first-generation American Immigrant, reform impacts not only” my immediate family but also the community around me.” Having family members migrating from Haiti, Carl has a first-hand perspective on what immigrants’ status looks like here in the US. The struggles they consistently face daily obtain citizenship in attempts to build a stable foundation with access to health care and employment opportunities. The threat of deportation is a challenge Carl’s family members face daily.
Carl Cadet is exactly the kind of young man we are looking for as an MBK cohort. We celebrate Carl Cadet today and every day during Black History Month as we “explore the wide-ranging diversity of black family life. “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.”